CoolArts Gympie committee members looking over a choice of logos for the new name in preparation for the launch on March 12 (back from left) Cathy Howe, Lee Hodgson, Vivian Schweiters, (front) Elaine Thompson, Julie-Anne Payne and Pam Norman.
CoolArts Gympie committee members looking over a choice of logos for the new name in preparation for the launch on March 12 (back from left) Cathy Howe, Lee Hodgson, Vivian Schweiters, (front) Elaine Thompson, Julie-Anne Payne and Pam Norman. Contributed

CoolArts keeps tradition alive

BRINGING cultural products to Gympie in the way of touring performances to the public and schools has long been the goal of the Cooloola Community Arts Council.

The local arts council has been operating for more than 25 years, and is still going strong, achieving what they originally set out to do -and lots more.

To keep up with its vision for the future and for the Gympie community, Cooloola Community Arts Council has rebranded itself.

The council is now called CoolArts Gympie, a shorter and more contemporary name, which sits very well with the committee.

As well as bringing touring performances to the region, CoolArts gives back to the community in several other ways.

The free monthly Bands in the Rotunda is now in its second year, and Music at Midday held in the middle of the year at the Civic Centre has been going for several years, with the proceeds going to a local charity group.

The Mary River Festival is another event CoolArts Gympie has embraced, and there are also times it creates its own events.

To kick start the new year with a new name and logo, CoolArts Gympie is holding its annual general meeting, along with the launch, on Monday, March 12 at the Gympie Regional Gallery.

The event starts at 5.30pm, with drinks, entertainment and nibbles available. RSVP 5481 0732.

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