14 August 2012 by Luke McCormick
The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) offers an opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of Indigenous cultures. Held over three days annually in August, CIAF is an unparalleled celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, dance and music.
Over the past three years CIAF has emerged as the nation's premier art fair. It has given more than 33,500 visitors the chance to immerse themselves in the state's rich diversity of Indigenous art in an ethically sound environment, with both commercial art galleries and Indigenous art centres selling artwork by Queensland born or based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
In addition to the vibrant art, the event will be enlivened with the music, dance and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This year's event will take place on the waterfront at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal from 17-19 August.