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Mary Valley Arts Festival – Friday 6th July – Sunday 8th July 2018

Looking for inspiration, some new art for your wall, or a relaxing weekend in a beautiful hinterland setting? You could even showcase your talent by entering your art with the chance of winning a category, enjoying a slice of the $7,850 total prize pool!

This ever-popular art festival attracts many local and South-East Queensland professional and amateur artists, giving them the chance to draw sponsorships from local business, and gain a wider exposure to their talent.

Come to the opening night, visit during the day, or purchase a weekend pass for the full programme.


Opening Night Friday 6th July

Entry Fee $8

Each year the artwork on display is a testament to the creative abilities of individuals residing in the local communities, while visitors attending the festival share the privilege of being able to view or buy the results of many hours of intense effort and passion.

Enjoy the live music performed on stage from 6pm, a licensed bar and finger food.


Daily Admission  – 10 am to 3 pm

Entry Fees $3

On Saturday you can join a gallery curator who will offer reflections on the 2018 exhibition and open the discussion on Contemporary Art in the 21st century.

Sunday celebrations include food trucks and live music from 11am! Browse through market stalls and be inspired with live art demonstrations. There’ll also be art for kids along with the Youth Awards and the very popular Thunderbird Demolition People’s Choice Awards from 1pm.


Weekend Pass

Like the sound of everything? Access all areas with a Weekend Pass that gives you entry to Opening Night celebrations, entry each day of the festival, Curators talk and short Art film on Saturday evening and Sunday’s closing celebrations!


Dates:  Friday 6th July – Sunday 8th July 2018

Venue: Imbil Public Hall, Edward Street, Imbil

Art Entries: close on the 18th June 2018

More information:

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Published in Monday, May 14th, 2018, at 3:00 am, and filed under Gympie Region, What's On.

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