Sunny start: The first Warragul Arts Market since March was held in its new venue, Civic Park, today.
THE first Warragul Arts Market since March was held in Civic Park today, with organisers reporting record attendance at the new site.
The event was held in Queen Street Park from November last year until March, but a push to make Civic Park an arts precinct and planned construction works in Queen Street saw the market move.
Artist Helen Timbury teaches Jonty the art of lino cut printing.
Organisers told The Warragul Citizen the change of venue is considered a contributing factor in the higher attendance.
A record number of exhibitors also attended; around 27 were featured today, slightly above the previous record of 23.
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Lino cut and oil painting demonstrations, face painting and music entertained crowds while they browsed stalls selling works by local artists.
The October market last year was cancelled due to rain, but sunny weather greeted an enthusiastic crowd today.
The November market will feature African drumming by Roger Tyrrell and a felting workshop, while the Kirkbride Family Mob will be performing in December.
The monthly event run by not-for-profit group the Baw Baw Arts Alliance will run on the third Saturday of the month until March.
Future market dates: November 17, December 15, January 19, February 16 and March 16.
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Metal animal sculptures by Laurie Collins. All photos by William PJ Kulich.
Alan Tatlow and Renee Patrick perform for visitors.
Visitors browse the market stalls.
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