Hundreds of art lovers are expected to converge on Mareeba’s Centenary Park to celebrate and express their love of art on Saturday 22 September.
Councillor Mary Graham said there will be something for everyone.
“The day will include local arts and craft market stalls, demonstrations, free activities, displays, entertainment, free face painting and more,” Cr Graham said.
The Voice contestant Clint Posselt will be performing live along with local artist Shannae Sclippa, acapella group Misty Mountain Moonshiners and ukulele group, Honey and Spice from Kuranda.
The committee has been working with local artists and community groups including the Mareeba Arts Society, FlexiChoice Mareeba, Mareeba PCYC, Kuranda Arts Cooperative, Molloy Artist Group and Arts in Mind from Mareeba.
“The public is invited to contribute to a “community mosaic artwork” which will be created at the event and will become a feature of Centenary Park,” Cr Graham said.
Lead activity facilitator, Caroline Lieber from Molloy Artist Group will be assisted on the day by other members of the Molloy Artist Group and the Mareeba Arts in Mind group.
Community members will create a small mosaic taking inspiration from the leaves, flowers, seeds and bark of trees found in Centenary Park.
Other activities on the day will include mask making and mark makers with the Kuranda Arts Cooperative, chalk art freestyle zone supported by the team at Mareeba Community Centre and an all-ability craft activity hosted by FlexiChoice Mareeba. The Mareeba Library and PCYC will also have free craft activities open to all members of the public.
There will be many artists demonstrating their skills and experience including a silversmith demonstration, pottery, painting, needlework, woodwork, basketry and Aboriginal art just to name a few.
The event is funded by the Queensland Government’s Regional Arts Development Fund and the Mareeba Shire Council.