Thursday, August 24, 2006 Art Festival offers chance to win painting by award-winner
Visitors to this year's Caloundra City Art Festival will not only see hundreds of excellent works of art, they will have the opportunity to win a painting by last year's Open Award winner.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said the raffle was always a great fundraiser for the Caloundra Art and Crafts Festival Association.
"I am pleased that Council too is supporting this nationally-recognised event which will feature close to 500 works and attract more than 5000 visitors,'' Cr Aldous said.
"The Caloundra Art and Crafts Festival Association team and their coordinator Lesley Muir have built this annual festival into a very popular success."
Mrs Muir said the quality of this year's raffle prize would further boost the event's appeal.
"The Association is delighted that local Coolum artist Pam Walpole, who was last year's Open Award winner, has donated one of her marvellous paintings, "Noon Tide", especially for the 34th Caloundra City Art Festival raffle.
"I'm sure many of the thousands of art lovers who will visit this year's festival will also be keen to have tickets in the raffle draw,'' she said.
Mrs Muir said a diverse range of art would be on display and for sale, from traditional to abstract, across mediums including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, precious metal, jewellery and fibre art.
The festival is on at the Caloundra Cultural Centre in Minchinton Street from 10am to 4pm from Saturday, September 2, to Tuesday, September 5. The admission price is $6 adults, $5 concession, $2 children and students.