Coolum Art Collective gearing up for annual show

The Coolum Civic Centre will be transformed into an art gallery over the Easter long weekend with the annual Coolum Art Collective Easter Art Expo set to run for four days over the long weekend from March 29 to April 1. The free event is open to all, and all artworks will be available to purchase. Photo: Ralph Brown Photography.  

A TRADITION in Coolum at Easter is the ever-popular Easter Art Expo hosted by the Coolum Art Collective which sees the Coolum Civic Centre become an art gallery over the Easter long weekend and due to public demand and popularity, the expo this year will now run over four days so mark this in your diary now to avoid missing out.  

This popular event will feature a diverse range of art and crafts by some of the Sunshine Coast’s leading artists and artisans with all original artworks by 20 artists offered for sale.  

Works for sale comprise both traditional and modern styles including oils, watercolours, acrylic, mixed media and pastel works.   

Entry to the Art Expo is free and it is the perfect opportunity for art lovers to purchase quality artwork and artisan items.  

Visitors can also vote for their favourite artwork in the ‘People’s Choice award’, and the Expo is open to people of all ages.  

Tricia Taylor, a well-known local artist will be the Guest VIP/Judge and she is a Master Pastellist with the Australian Pastel Society but also works in oil and watercolour.  

Tricia has won many awards both in Australia and overseas and seascapes are her specialty, but she is also proficient at portraits, still lifes and florals. 

The official opening and presentation of prizes by Tricia Taylor will be held on Saturday, March 30 at 3pm and all are welcome to attend. 

Local group, ‘The Shoplifters’ will once again entertain everyone on Friday morning and at the official opening and the Expo is proud to have the support of many local businesses who have been proudly supporting and sponsoring the Expo over the years. 

Expo times –  

Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 29 -31: 9am-5pm 

Monday April 1: 9am-3pm 

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