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Woodgate Arts in Spring festivities return

Woodgate Arts in Spring Festival
John Guerin at the Woodgate Arts in Spring Festival art exhibition opening in 2019.

It will be a festive long weekend as the Woodgate Arts in Spring returns to showcase some of the region’s best artists.

Woodgate Community Events secretary John Trevor said the committee was excited to have the annual art festival return, and there would be something for everyone to enjoy.

The four-day event starts on Friday with a ticketed gala opening event, with performances by classical guitarist Al Davis, which will warm up the crowd for the festivities ahead.

“We have a new arts curator this year, Vanessa Allegra, from Bundaberg,” John said.

“She will be bring a fresh approach to the art works.

“Over 30 local, regional and state artists have supplied 80 pieces of artwork for display and sale.”

On Saturday community members will be able to discover local artisans and crafts, as the celebrations continue with pop-up art in the park.

John said between 9 am and 3 pm, there will be a host of activities, live music, along with billy tea and damper. Before Sunday will provide another chance to take in the sights of the exhibition.

The popular beachside markets will make a come back on Monday, featuring handmade craft, and homemade delights to tantalise the tastebuds.

“The markets on Monday are in the park in front of the community hall and have over 70 stalls including food, craft, arts,” he said.

“Arts in Spring is one of our major fund-raising events of the year.

“We have been severely hit over the last 18 months with Covid and also the weather over last Easter.

“Council have been most supportive of us for this event under their Community Services Grant Program.

“We also have received sponsorship from local businesses including Woodgate Reality, Woodgate Club, Woodgate First National, A1 Reality, Serenity Cove and Woodgate Hardware.”

For for on the Woodgate Arts in Spring event head to the Woodgate Community Events Facebook page.

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