Organisers of the River of Art are determined this year's event will go ahead, despite changes required after the summer bushfires and COVID-19.
Now in its 15th year, the much-loved festival is a trail of arts events that run from Durras in the north to Bermagui in the south.
Organisers had changed this year's date from May to September to allow artists and visitors to enjoy the colours and warmth of spring and co-chairs Di Jay and Vicki Lascelles believe the additional breathing space will better help the whole region celebrate the festival's very relevant theme of Resilience and Renewal.
Ordinarily, the River of Art features about 120 events and garners up to 25,000 individual event attendances, but there will be some changes for this year's 10-day event.
"The River of Art 2020 will be a more intimate event, with open studios where people can see a potter get their hands dirty or watch a sculptor or painter at work and buy directly from that artist," Ms Jay said.
"We will also showcase videos of artists in their studios and the work they make in a new arts directory on our revamped website.
"Appointments can then be made directly with the artist to visit their studio.
"The always popular Art on Parade will see artists collaborate with local businesses to showcase their work in town shopfronts."
Visitors to exhibitions will be limited to 25 at a time, to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and performance and music events will also be more intimate.
Eurobodalla Council has a three year agreement with River of Art, providing it with $20,000 of financial assistance.
With no hard copy programs this year, the River of Art committee will launch a revamped website and online festival program in mid-August, leaving patrons plenty of planning time before the September 18 to 27 festival.