Get set to Colour the Street in Nambour

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The Long Gallery Voia Design (left) and Colour the Street Nambour (right)

Horizon festival of arts and culture will hit the streets of Nambour with Colour the Street on Saturday, September 3 from 4pm-8.30pm.

Colour the Street is a free community event celebrating all things creative and colourful including the lighting up of the iconic Howard Street cane train tracks.

Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski invited the community to come along and join this urban block party.

“Colour the Street will feature an exciting range of performances and activities the whole community can enjoy,” Cr Baberowski said.

“There will be a great line up of live music, Indigenous performers, slam poetry, spoken word, street theatre, projections and dance.

“There’s also children’s playshops, a circus playground, hula hoop workshops, a cane train lantern, roving Steam Punk performers, lantern parade, laser light show, fire spectacular and a visual arts exhibition in the Old Ambulance Station.”

The street will be transformed with incredible 3D chalk art by local artist Brian Tisdall and visiting national 3D pavement specialists. The community will also have its chance to chalk the street and the kids can enjoy chalk art workshops.

Check out The Pod Lounge and The Art of Storytelling, with a fresh line-up of slam poetry, words, art and music by local songstress Andrea Kirwin.

To feed the body as well as the mind, an array of delicious cuisine will be available through food stalls and the Tramway Bar is on track to quench thirsty party goers.

Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson thanked local businesses for their support of Horizon festival.

“Our fantastic local Nambour businesses are embracing the artistic vibe and will be transforming their shop windows in to galleries by displaying works by local artists to create a street long gallery,” Cr Rogerson said.

The Long Gallery will stretch along Howard and Currie streets in a 10 day community exhibition showcasing local artists.

“Make sure you take a walk and check out the talent on display and the works available for purchase.”

When the street party comes to a close, the fun won’t stop there.

Head to the Old Ambulance Station’s Black Box Theatre at 8.30pm for Alice, Dorothy & Wendy -a theatrical, cinematic and musical adaptation of local author Nycole Prowse’s award winning poetry by coast musical composer Mark Ferris.

Alice, Dorothy & Wendy draws upon the literary worlds of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan to re-imagine the journeys of these three female protagonists.

Don’t miss out, get your tickets now -

Additional 610 bus services will be running on the night. Check the Horizon festival website for more information and the full program of events.

Get social and follow Horizon on Facebook (, Instagram (@horizonartfest) and Twitter (@horizonartfest). Join the conversation and share your Horizon moments using #horizonartfest

Horizon Sunshine Coast is presented by Sunshine Coast Council and supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Major sponsors of Horizon include University of the Sunshine Coast and SunCentral, Maroochydore - The Bright City, as well as media partners Tidal Magazine, Sunshine Coast Daily, MixFM and SeaFM.

The Long Gallery:    

Shop  Artist
Vo'ia design Greg Adams
Fitzpatrick Optometrists Paula Higgins
Vinnies June McCotter, Rhonda Pullen and Oliver Dread aka DREADS
Epic Assist deShan
Lea's Men's Hairstylist Lea Van Dijk and Jenny McElhinney
The Haircutting Bar Alice Trow
Absolute Vision Mieke De Deyne and Cheri Heaton
The French Touch Deann Cumner
Aussie Blue Koala Cottage Chrissy Tickell & Family - Tubular Bell & Chim Co
Kahren Wentworth and the team at Liquid Crystal Australia
Ian Cardwell at Shed Four
The Laundry Room Polaroid pin-up activity
Backbeat Records Lana Ritchie
Level Up Lounge Rosie Doolan and Eiliya Hutsby
Howard Street Hair Studio Cathryn Cogill
Busy at work TBA
Drop Shop Brian Tisdall
Next Level Promotions Brian Tisdall
The Time Machine TBA
Endeavour Op Shop TBA
Jungles Hair Design Mieke Salna
Helping Children Smile Op Shop TBA
Sunshine Coast Radiology Rob McDonald
First National Carolans Denise Daffara and Zoe Martin
Roar Nutrition Victoria Fitzpatrick
O' My Giddy Aunt Ruby Saffron
Deli on Howard TBA
ReMax Burnside School
Brown Sugar  TBA


Street parking is available in the Nambour CBD precinct, however please be aware of road closures for the event.

Road and car park closure:

The following road and car park closures will be in place for this event:


Closed from

Re-opened from

Howard Street, between Sydney and William streets

12 noon, Saturday 3 September 2016

11pm, Saturday 3 September 2016

Car park

Closed from

Re-opened from

Howard Street (2P) – Council car park

12 noon, Saturday 3 September 2016

11pm, Saturday 3 September 2016

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
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