2017 ArtsFest Winner Contemporary ‘Sun Flowers’ by Sherrie Rowan. Image courtesy of Birgit Kehr
2018 is shaping up to be a big year for the annual Kenilworth ArtsFest. Kenilworth becomes a vibrant arts centre as it celebrates from 28 September to 1 October, its twenty-second year of showcasing the arts on the Sunshine Coast.
This year there is a change of format to ensure the widest range of art works with prize money of just over $10,000.00. Not bad for a little town of 300!
A specialty prize this year is the Kenilworth Art Award worth $5,000.00.
The ever-entertaining Poets’ Breakfast is on Saturday 29 September. The winner of the poetry competition this year will read the wining poem at the Poets’ Breakfast.
A photographic exhibition by talented photographer, Birgit Kehr will be featured at the ArtsFest with focus on dairying days in the Mary Valley.
An Artisans’ shop will sell artworks and this will be an ideal place to check out presents for Christmas. As well, all artworks at the exhibition are also for sale.
Everyone is welcome to attend Presentation Night on 28 September, always a sparkling affair. Meet artists and Judges and tickets are only $10.00, available at the door.
All in all, the 2018 Kenilworth ArtsFest promises to be another great arts event for the Sunshine Coast.