It matters little which city or town you visit as there is always art in some form on display. Waiheke Island in New Zealand is almost an island dedicated to art. They too have an Open Studio event each year like Noosa Open Studios and also have a premises for art displays and workshops as does Noosa Arts & Crafts. Melbourne has a Banksy Exhibition as well as the David Hockney Current Exhibition showing at present. The major cities attract a diverse range of art and visitors from around the globe.
Noosa has an advantage too as over the Christmas and New Year period, visitors flock to our beaches and national park to relax in our wonderful environment. Many visitors love it so much they buy holiday homes and eventually come to live here.
Noosa Arts & Crafts benefits enormously from this and many of our 370 members were once holiday visitors. We pride ourselves on providing a creative environment to explore and develop art and craft skills. Our annual Christmas Sale and January Artastic Sale are popular events. We are constantly adding new activities and workshops to our annual agenda.
2017 is already shaping up to be a bumper year with the following activities planned:
* Artastic Art Sale – January 21 & 22.
* Pastel workshops recommence January 13 with Carolyn Sheather.
* GOMA Bus trip – February 8 – Sugar Spin Exhibition.
* Artist Don Milner weekend workshop February 11 & 12 on Seascapes and Landscapes.
* Artist Pauline Adair has a Watercolour Portrait workshop on March 25.
* Artist John Newman returns to run a series of workshops in May.
* Artist Peter Griffin is coming to run an Abstract Art workshop in October.
These are just a taste of what is to come in 2017. In addition, we have the Autumn, Winter & Spring exhibitions during the year and will be hosting the Noosa Open Studios event in August.
Look at our website: https://noosaartsandcrafts.org.au for all the details and dates.
We are sure you will agree that Noosa does indeed have Art for All.