ArtsFest Kenilworth a great success

arts-image1With a new look and name, but the same hard workers behind the scene, ArtsFest brought art and entertainment to Kenilworth throughout the October long weekend.

In the lead-up to the art show, 3 successful art workshops were held. Covering Chinese Brush Painting, Portraits in Oils and Funtastic Acrylics, the supper room of the hall was a hive of activity all week.

After a lively presentation night where the compliments flowed, a wonderful exhibition of high quality art was enjoyed by many visitors throughout the weekend. We were especially pleased to welcome many caravaners staying in the showgrounds over the weekend. To see the prize-winning art, go to

A second exhibition of exquisite Chinese Brush Painting at St John Bosco Church was also enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

The performing arts were well represented. Poets’ Breakfast drew a record audience to listen to a great array of poetry. Some easy-listening music provided entertainment at St Luke’s church during Saturday afternoon.

arts-image-3On Sunday, the Makers’ and Growers’ Market offered a great range of hand-made goodies. The vocal group the Cherry Ripes and a local line dancing group provided some light-hearted entertainment.

Kenilworth Arts extends warm thanks to all who helped make ArtsFest 2016 such a success: the behind-the-scenes team who spent many hours planning and managing the event; the many local businesses and individuals who generously sponsored art competition prizes; artists; workshop tutors and students; performers and stallholders; Sunshine Coast Council and our community and visitors who supported and participated in the event in any way. If you would like to be involved in future activities of Kenilworth Arts, please contact us at or phone 5472 3223.

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