Welcome to the PAVE Festival’s website.
Next Year’s dates are the 6th of April until the Sunday 13th April.
The Emerald FunFest will be on Sunday 6th April, to kickstart our celebrations.
PAVE 2014 committee meetings are held each 3rd Sunday of the month at 10am at Emerald Community House.
Without all our wonderful volunteers’ ideas and help, we would haven’t such a wonderful community festival. Come along, all welcome.
We would love to have you on board, so if you would like to participate as a sponsor, committee member, volunteer, performer or venue please email
We would like to thank our sponsors for all their support. Click on their logos to check out what they do!
Recap of PAVE 2013
The 2013 PAVE Festival had enjoyed its original longer format of 2 weekends and the week in between.
We are also delighted to announce that the PAVE Festival was nominated for Event of the Year in Cardinia Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards 2013!
Saturday 13th April – Sunday 21st April 2013
Two weekends that bookend a whole week of activities!
The Performing And Visual arts in Emerald Festival, better known as PAVE, just keeps growing. After sell out events for the past few years, fans know to book early for events.
Each year, new events are added while tried and true events keep getting stronger. In 2013 we have decided to go back to the original 9 day format.
Being featured at the 2013 PAVE Festival was Botani Mali, one of only 50 hand-painted Thai Elephant statues that was bought by the people of Emerald in a project driven and managed by EmFSus (Emerald For Sustainability). The statues were part of an exhibition in Melbourne as part of the 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Zoo.
The people of Emerald feel very privileged to own one of these rare pieces of art. Botani Mali was painted by Melbourne artist Michael Skilney.
Search the Events to see what was on and download a full program.
Enquiries 5968 3881, 0419 345 750, email@example.com and get updates and latest news on Facebook
About the PAVE Festival
PAVE stands for Performing And Visual arts in Emerald. It is an umbrella event designed to allow various community groups and local performers to showcase programs and talents to the broader Emerald community and surrounding areas. Emerald is a lovely village, nestled in the Dandenong Ranges. The community is often threatened by bushfire and floods and is semi rural, presenting access issues for people within the community who don’t drive.
PAVE reaches across all social demographics to provide affordable access to arts based projects and performances in Emerald, whilst offering another reason for people outside the community to visit the town.
The Performing And Visual arts in Emerald (PAVE) Festival committee is a sub committee of The Emerald Community House (ECH) and made up of representatives of 6-8 community groups and several independent artists.
The goals of PAVE are to:
- Build community stamina, creating strong working relationships that strengthen the community’s reflexes to respond to natural disaster adversities and challenges
- Promote the arts as an entertainment or involvement option for all ages
- Provide an outlet for local artists, (visual and performing) to display their talents
- Provide opportunities for people of all demographics to access The Arts at low or no cost and particularly involve youth “at risk” due to the lack of local facilities and public transport
- Bring arts into the lives of those not normally attracted to them
- Create an inclusive community event that can be built on annually
- Place particular emphasis on youth, the elderly and families who find access to arts activities difficult due to poor public transport facilities
- Promote Emerald as a town of cultural significance and support local business through tourism
- Promote partnerships and cooperation between small community organisations in a semi-rural community
- Celebrate Emerald venues and spaces