Araluen Cultural Precinct, Corner of Larapinta Drive and Memorial Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, 0870, Australia
Phone: 61 08 8951 1120
Timings: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 11am to 4pm. Closed Good Friday and two weeks over Christmas.
The Araluen Arts Center is the focal point of Alice Springs' performing and visual arts scene, incorporating a series of art galleries and a professional theater. The galleries feature exhibitions from the Araluen Collection with a focus on contemporary Aboriginal art from Central Australia and both local and Australian artists. The Albert Namatjira Gallery exhibits a selection of paintings by this famous artist. The Araluen Arts Centre was designed and built around the 300 year old Corkwood Tree in the Sculpture Garden. This tree, another at the front of the building and Big Sister Hill are also considered sacred by the local Arrernte people.