Woodgate Arts in Spring Festival market

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Woodgate Arts in Spring Festival
John Guerin at the Woodgate Arts in Spring Festival exhibition opening.

The Woodgate Arts in Spring Festival finishes on Monday, 7 October 2019 with a community market.

The four-day event started Friday with the art exhibition opening.

Woodgate Arts in Spring Festival committee member Gail Guerin said there would be 70 stalls with everything from food, clothing, fruit and vegetables to handbags for the community to browse.

Gail said the festival started a few years ago when the Queen's birthday long weekend was introduced and had continued to grow year after year.

On Friday evening the art exhibition opened and was well attended with almost 100 people going along to support the seaside community’s love for art.

“Artists from local and surrounding areas have their artwork on display,” Gail said.

Gail’s husband John attended the evening and said the artists and the organisers should be proud of their achievements in hosting such an event.

“It was absolutely marvellous,” John said.

“The organisers did such a fantastic job and there’s still a chance to see the artwork on Monday.”

Gail said the four-day event included local artists attending and speaking to the public about their work.

Woodgate Arts in Spring Festival
Outback Artist Sandy McLean giving children lessons in art at the Arts in Spring Festival in Woodgate.

“We had the artist spring board where the community could talk to each of the artist and this was very popular,” she said.

“Then we had the art lessons on Saturday also – it’s really a great event to showcase all forms of art.”

Outback Artist Sandy McLean has art work in the exhibit and was also one of the visiting artist.

She said she enjoyed her time showing children how to create a black cockatoo masterpiece on Saturday.

“Although the classes were supposed to be for children, adults had seen how much fun they were having and asked to join in also,” Sandy said.

Gail said the event was over yet and there was still an opportunity for the people to head to Woodgate on Monday.

“I encouraged all of the community to come along to Woodgate to check out the last day of the Woodgate Arts in Spring Festival on Monday,” she said.

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