Australia Day long weekend brings Art Festival

The Rainbow Beach Annual Festival of Art “Brushes by the Sea” is once again celebrating the amazing local talent which covers all medium of painting, craft, quilting, photography, drawing and young budding artists.

The festival is being held at the Rainbow Beach Sports Recreation and Memorial Club and is open for viewing by the public from lunchtime Saturday 25 to Monday 27 in air conditioned comfort.The official opening by the Mayor Ron Dyne will be at 2pm Sunday 26, when the winners of each category will be announced.

 Following the awards you will be able to enjoy Cheese and Wine tasting, live entertainment, and the popular Goose Raffle being drawn from 5pm.

Entry forms must be received by  January 10, 2014 . The fee is $5 per entry of work with only 2 entries per section. Entry forms and fees can be paid to the Club by cheque, cash or credit card, visit for more information.

Co-ordinator, Peggy Phelan says, “This year we are supporting the Tin Can Bay MEN’S SHED which a very worthy organisation, promoting friendship and help in the community.”

“This art festival would not be possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors: Rainbow Beach Sports and Rec Club, Rainbow Shores Resort, Rainbow Beach Tourist Information Centre, Rainbow Beach Meats, Foodworks, Rainbow Beach Cooloola Coast Community News, Ed’s Beach  Bakery, Cooloola  Realty, Cooloola Cove Landscaping & Garden Supplies& Cooloola Hire, Dr David Smith, Surf and Sand Safari and Café Jilarty.”

Peggy states “We are looking forward to more amazing works of art at the Sports Club for the 2014 Festival.”


Locals Cody, Tracey and Brad Hethorn at last year’s Brushes by the Sea


brushes by the sea jan 14

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