The Arts Glenelg Program annually features a diverse variety of touring performances, which are selected to cater for a range of interests in the community. Most performances are presented at the Portland Arts Centre, but some are also presented in the Portland Civic Hall and in both the Casterton Town Hall and the Heywood Community Hall.

In addition the Program presents around twelve exhibitions a year in the Portland Arts Centre in two gallery spaces- The CEMA Gallery and the Woolcock Gallery. The majority of these exhibitions feature some of the many talented visual artists living in the region, but the exhibition program also includes artists from out side the region, and sometimes touring exhibitions of visual arts and or social history. The Glenelg Shire Council Arts Program also provides advice and support for arts and culture activities and projects initiated by local artists and various community arts organisation in the Shire and where appropriate, work in collaboration with other units within Council and with other local organisations to implement a variety of arts related activities.