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Lismore sits at the heart of the Northern Rivers, and has the largest retail shopping precinct in the region. The main central business district is located around a square block, and is accessible from the gallery by walking straight up the pathway to Keen St. This block is interconnected by a series of arcades and laneways. Exploring these arcades, streets and laneways you will come upon many small cafes, designer shops, heritage buildings, a growing number of small bars and another gallery — The Back Alley Gallery, where street artists from across the world have created over 60 works in a series of laneways. A Thursday evening farmers market in Magellan St is a great way to get a feel for our town.
Lismore is widely known as home to a thriving cultural scene, and is best exemplified by events such as the Lismore Lantern Parade and for being home to one of Australia’s leading regional performing arts companies, NORPA.
The wider region is abundant with natural diversity, with several World Heritage National Parks on our doorstep. The stunning Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Arts Centre is a 1 hour drive from Lismore, and offers the perfect chance to experience the small villages dotted throughout the region, many hosting weekend markets.