The Pearl Beach Art and Craft Fair will be held at the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall from November 29 to 30.
Seventeen exhibitions make up the fair which will include paintings, handcrafts, jewellery, ceramics, pottery, and cards, all crafted by local artisans. “The grand opening will be held at 6pm on November 29, ” said Pearl Beach Progress Association communication officer Ms Lynne Lillico. It will be open to all, with artists present to discuss their work.
The exhibition proper will open from 9am on November 30 and is free to attend. “Raffle prizes have been donated by the exhibitors, with the first prize a painting by the 2019 Gosford Art Prize winner Jocelyn Maughan of Patonga. “Proceeds from the raffle go toward the Memorial Hall maintenance, ” Ms Lillico said.
The Pearl Beach art and craft group was formed in the 1990s, bringing together locals with a variety of unique artistic skills. They meet on a regular basis.
During the recent October long weekend, the group participated in an artists trail which was organised to celebrate the Pearl Beach Progress Association’s 90th anniversary. “Throughout 2019, the Pearl Beach Progress Association, in conjunction with local community groups, has organised a calendar of events to celebrate the people, achievements and traditions that have made such a significant contribution to the 90-year history of the Association and to Pearl Beach, ” Ms Lillico said.
SOURCE: Media release, 20 Nov 2019 Lynne Lillico, Pearl Beach Progress Association
This article appeared first in the print edition of the Peninsula News edition 483