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A Celebration of the Arts

By June 27, 2018September 25th, 2018No Comments

Mareeba’s Centenary Park will come to life on Saturday 22 September when art enthusiasts will gather to celebrate their love of art.

Following the success of last year’s Arts Festival, Mareeba Shire Council is once again hosting a free community event to showcase local arts and culture.

The event, fittingly named ‘Arts in the Park’, will include local arts and craft market stalls, demonstrations, free activities, displays, entertainment and food available.

Committee Chair Councillor Angela Toppin said the event is shaping up to be a fantastic celebration of colour and creativity.

“We had such a wonderful response from last year’s inaugural Arts Festival, however this year the committee has decided to take a slightly different direction to make the event more unique, bigger and better,” Cr Toppin said.

“The committee has been working hard to source local artists and entertainers who will bring much colour and atmosphere to the event.”

Local artists Clint Posselt and Shannae Sclippa will be playing live music while Dreamstate Entertainment will be back again to perform, also running a free workshop.

“We will have free face painting, a magician, displays, workshops and much more,” Cr Toppin said.

The event is funded by the Queensland Government’s Regional Arts Development Fund and the Mareeba Shire Council.

“We thank the Queensland Government for making this event possible and supporting arts and culture in regional areas,” Cr Toppin said.

Expressions of interest are open to artists and market stall holders to join the Arts in the Park celebration. For more information contact Council’s event officer on 1300 308 461 or email