The Logan community will stage a beautiful celebration of art and creativity as part of the Bendigo Bank Logan Arts Festival being held from 19 – 21 April 2013 at the Kingston Butter Factory. With the theme of "Peace through Art", this free event aims to support the multicultural Logan community as well as showcase the best artists, musicians, photographers, dancers and sculptors in the region. The Logan Arts Festival will celebrate the achievements of local artists and acknowledge their contribution to the spirit of the community. Logan residents, neighbouring communities, friends and family are invited to share in this inspirational event.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Logan, the Bendigo Bank and Logan City Council, the festival focuses on creating unique opportunities for the community. All proceeds from the event will be injected straight back into the community with the aim of developing the arts in Logan as well as improving literacy within the community. Major beneficiaries of funds include, the Pyjama Foundation, Smith Family and Rotary projects in Logan.
There are many exciting features to explore as part of this three-day festival, including mini art, music, dance and film festivals. The Butter Factory will showcase an art show of over 200 pieces from well-known and up and coming artists. Support local artists and see the best of the local talent or even contribute your own piece to assist in raising money for youth in the Logan region.
Large school and jazz bands will provide entertainment on two main stages throughout the festival. To escape the crowds, a more intimate stage in the Butterbox theatre will feature acoustic groups and string ensembles.
The Festival will also bring a diversity of dance genres to life on stage including Ballet and Bollywood performances presented by talented locals.
Colourful Bollywood dancers
The Butterbox theatre will play short films throughout the festival from local film makers, Griffith University Students and from ABC Open's "What's your story?".
As well as the art, music and dance activities on offer, Rotary Peace Scholars will address the theme of "Peace through Art". There truly is something for everyone at the Logan Arts Festival.
The organising committee, made up of representatives from the Logan City Council, the Logan Arts Community, Griffith University (Logan campus) and the Pyjama Foundation, have been working tirelessly to put this fantastic event together. If you would like to contribute your creative talents, as an artist, dancer or musician please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Organisers call on talented individuals and groups to participate in the festival's many opportunities in order to raise the much-needed funds for developing the arts and literacy in the region. Volunteers are also sought to assist in running this major cultural event.
Peace through Art
The festival aims to create a fun-filled weekend of art and creativity for the community while also providing an outlet for artists in the region to showcase their talents. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the regions diversity, and raise funds to further advance the arts and literacy for future generations. If you love art and you love your community, there is no better place to share and celebrate your joy than at the Logan Arts Festival. Entertain the whole family and experience the beauty of art within the region.
For more information on the festival and on how you can take part, visit the festival website here.