Two local art festivals this month!

See some awe-inspiring artworks created by local artists at the Tin Can Bay Annual Art Show, Tin Can Bay Country Club July 27 to 29

See some awe-inspiring artworks created by local artists at the Tin Can Bay Annual Art Show, Tin Can Bay Country Club July 27 to 29

Experience the Mary Valley Art Festival, to be held in Imbil on July 6-8.

The annual three-day event boasts a total prize pool of $7850, across categories with an open award, landscape, animalia, still life and youth entries. Viewing opens at 10am on Friday July 6, with the awards that night, where artists and art lovers can celebrate with live music, licensed bar and finger food.

Art lovers can also head to the Tin Can Bay Country Club this July 27 to 29 for the annual Art Show.

Last year, the Art Show displayed more than 120 paintings and photographs, submitted by more than 40 artists from Tin Can Bay, Cooloola Cove, Rainbow Beach, Gympie and the Sunshine Coast.

It is not too late to submit your original artwork or photo! Art and photography competition entry forms must be received by July 13. A brochure and entry form can be downloaded from website: www.cooloolacoastart.org. Alternatively, artist entry forms are also available from local businesses.

Tin Can Bay: Kerri Southern on 0438 803 990.

Mary Valley: www.maryvalleyartfestival.com.au or phone 0407 375267