The Moore Park Beach Arts Festival will be held this weekend with plenty of stalls and activities on for all ages at the popular event.
Moore Park Beach Arts Inc president Trish Mears said the festival illustrated the value and importance of “keeping things local”.
“All our workshop artists and craftspeople, vendors, entertainers and art competition entrants come from the Wide Bay, which we’re very proud of,” Trish said.
The festival gets off to an arty start on Friday night with the announcement of the Art Awards from 6.30pm.
“Harp Fusion will be creating some beautiful music and we’re inviting everyone to come along ‘dressed to impress',” Trish said.
Art competition entrants, judges, sponsors and committee members will be in attendance, but there are still some tickets available for the public at $15 per head. They are available by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday there are many ways that festival-goers can get involved.
Labyrinth creators Cynthia Hoogstraten and Ramona Lane are encouraging people to bring along items that they can use themselves to decorate the labyrinth.
They need to be things that won’t be harmful to the ocean (no plastic) but will only be limited by their imagination – shells, seeds, pinecones, leaves, flowers etc. They will start creating the labyrinth at noon on the beach.
Kites will also be flown on the beach, which are always a huge hit.
Plenty to see and do at Moore Park Beach Arts Festival
Those with singing, musical (or comedy) talent can enter the Cat and Barz Open Mic and Karaoke that will be on from 4.30pm until 6pm on the Ergon Energy stage.
There are many arts and craft workshops – some that people will need to pre-book for, and others that people can simply join in on the day.
For a full list of workshops visit the website.
Creative Regions will also be doing some wonderful interactive fun on the day.
There’ll also be an array of food, drinks, art and crafts and even the Early Holden Club and Emergency Services.
The art competition in the Community Centre from 10am til 5.30pm will have some wonderful art on display, with many of the entries available for sale.
After fabulous stage entertainment from 10am, festival goers are encouraged to bring a picnic rug and sit and enjoy the Twilight Concert from The Big Notes, featuring top local jazz musicians Mike Lye, Clem Soppa, Chris Poulsen and Ben Harper.
The Festival will finish with fireworks on the beach at 7.15pm.