The City Hall is an imposing white structure with a giant weather vane to tell maritime-minded Bermudians which way the wind is blowing (it’s a replica of the Sea Venture, which crashed on Bermuda’s shores in 1609). Completed in 1960, the building is the seat of the City of Hamilton’s municipal government. The Earl Cameron Theatre on the ground floor hosts stage, music, and dance productions throughout the year, and is the main venue of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts. The Bermuda National Gallery is also here. Since 1956, the Bermuda Society of Arts has encouraged and provided a forum for contemporary artists, sculptors, and photographers. Its gallery, with ever-changing exhibitions, displays the work of local and visiting artists.