Running 11-24 July in 2011, the Galway Arts Festival celebrates both the performing and the visual arts, from an Irish and international perspective. Every year more than 150,000 people attend the festival, to view and participate in a variety of arts including theater, street art, comedy, spectacle, literature and music.
Like Wellington, Melbourne, San Francisco and Glasgow – Galway leverages its dismal weather and smaller stature to position itself as the leading artistic society in its land. Consequently this is of enormous economic value to the city, and indirectly to Ireland as well.
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