ArtFeast 2019 celebrates art, culture, music, food

The annual ArtFeast event will kick off next month with a  two-day exhibition, gala night and workshops for the whole community to enjoy.
The annual ArtFeast event will be held next month with a two-day exhibition, gala night and workshops for the whole community to enjoy.

ArtFeast 2019 promises a fusion of art, culture, music and food through an annual celebration at St Luke's Anglican School.

ArtFeast 2019 will feature a two-day exhibition of works from artists, engaging workshops and a cocktail evening when it opens on Saturday, 8 June.

Events and community engagement coordinator Tim Sayre said ArtFeast was a community event focused on bringing together artists from far and wide with art lovers of all types to build an inclusive community spirit.

“This year's weekend event will include a two-day exhibition of our amazingly talented regional artists,” he said.

“It will also feature a large variety of workshops from across the spectrum of creative arts and a cocktail evening.”

Fundraiser for special assistance school

Mr Sayre said ArtFeast 2019 was celebrating its fourth year and would again be supporting a local charity by donating 20 per cent commission of the artist sales.

ArtFeast 2019 will be held at St Luke's Anglican School.
Crowds enjoy last year's event at St Luke's Anglican School.

“This year, sales will go directly to Burnett Youth Learning Centre, an accredited Special Assistance School (SAS) affiliated with Independent Schools of Queensland,” he said.

“Last year ArtFeast was able to donate $1000 through art sales and we really want to break this record.”

Mr Sayre said since the inaugural event in 2016, ArtFeast had grown steadily to bring the artistic community of Bundaberg together.

“It has grown and flourished, providing artists from across Wide Bay with a unique way to showcase their pieces as well as giving the community a great way to connect with the arts,” he said.

Gala dinner on Saturday, 8 June

Mr Sayre said one of the highlights of ArtFeast 2019 was the Gala Cocktail Evening on the Saturday, 8 June at St Luke's Anglican School.

“This year's theme is ‘Silver', celebrating the school's 25th anniversary,” he said.

“The evening is just one of the schools 25th anniversary events, culminating in the Foundation Day celebrations in October.”

“Fresh made canapes, cocktails and drinks, live music and great pieces of art – what a great way to spend a Saturday night!”

ArtFeast 2019 workshops

About 15 workshops that encompass the spectrum of the arts will also be featured during ArtFeast 2019 celebrations.

“With everything from felting to ventriloquism, drumming to sculpture, belly dancing to musical theatre, the weekend workshops will have something for everybody,” Mr Sayre said.

“The full program for the two days will be available on the ArtFeast website very soon.”