Mary Valley Art Festival committee member Heinke Butt (right) beside Victoria Fitzpatrick’s work Curiouser and Curiouser.
Mary Valley Art Festival committee member Heinke Butt (right) beside Victoria Fitzpatrick’s work Curiouser and Curiouser. David Crossley

Art show attracts crowd

A LARGE crowd filled Imbil Public Hall to be the first to see this year's collection of artworks and award winners at Thursday night's opening of the Mary Valley Art Festival.

Entries from the Sunshine Coast and Gympie region dominated the exhibition, but entries came from as far as Toowoomba.

Judge Debra Livingstone said she was very impressed with the quality of the work and encouraged more people to become involved with the festival.

Organisers were extremely happy with the patronage of the event this year and which continued over the weekend, culminating with the announcement of the People's Choice award on Sunday afternoon.

MC Celina Ross, who worked with the Mary Valley community through the proposed Traveston Crossing dam period, said she was excited to be back in the valley for the festival.

Gympie Times


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