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A celebration of waste to art
Maleny Eco Creative Festival, hinterland, end of March, three days, celebrating waste to art, functional items, eco creations, speciality vintage, collectible, fun, Cooroy Handmade & Artisan Festival, Maleny Handmade & Artisan Markets, handmade, sustainably, naturally, recycling, remaking, growing, ECO theme, smallholder/exhibitor prizes, shop and sip, QLD Artisans Festival & Events
Come for the day and stay for the weekend!


A new and exciting festival, the Maleny Eco Creative Festival, is about to hit our hinterland shores at the end of March. Imagine three days of celebrating waste to art, functional items plus extraordinary ideas. Combining eco creations, creative lovers will be spoiled for choice with speciality vintage that is still desirable, collectible and incredibly fun.

Maleny Eco Creative Festival, hinterland, end of March, three days, celebrating waste to art, functional items, eco creations, speciality vintage, collectible, fun, Cooroy Handmade & Artisan Festival, Maleny Handmade & Artisan Markets, handmade, sustainably, naturally, recycling, remaking, growing, ECO theme, smallholder/exhibitor prizes, shop and sip, QLD Artisans Festival & Events
Cantiquity's Joe turns discarded tin cans and found objects into unique art sculptures

Whilst Cooroy Handmade & Artisan Festival and Maleny Handmade & Artisan Markets will still be focused on 'handmade' rather than eco, the Maleny Eco Creative Festival will be all about creatives who work sustainably, naturally, recycling, remaking, growing and any other practice that has an 'ECO' theme.

Maleny Eco Creative Festival, hinterland, end of March, three days, celebrating waste to art, functional items, eco creations, speciality vintage, collectible, fun, Cooroy Handmade & Artisan Festival, Maleny Handmade & Artisan Markets, handmade, sustainably, naturally, recycling, remaking, growing, ECO theme, smallholder/exhibitor prizes, shop and sip, QLD Artisans Festival & Events
Resin Free Wraps, courtesy of Tanja from Frog in a Teacup


For the very first Maleny Eco Creative Festival, the organisers are on the lookout for extraordinary creatives who would love to be stallholders or exhibitors. Creatives who are makers, artists, designers, cooks or growers, who incorporate a sustainable or 'eco' approach to their art, craft or business. This may include art and Artisan products from waste or found items; food items grown from sustainable practices; art from recycled products; items that can be recycled when no longer in use; and creative repurposing.

Maleny Eco Creative Festival, hinterland, end of March, three days, celebrating waste to art, functional items, eco creations, speciality vintage, collectible, fun, Cooroy Handmade & Artisan Festival, Maleny Handmade & Artisan Markets, handmade, sustainably, naturally, recycling, remaking, growing, ECO theme, smallholder/exhibitor prizes, shop and sip, QLD Artisans Festival & Events
Time & Tide create timeless treasures, handcrafted on the Sunshine Coast - up-cycled wearable art


Perhaps only a part of your arts practice is 'eco', the Maleny Eco Creative Festival is happy to provide the encouragement for you to continue working on the transition, by offering you the opportunity to show the work of your new direction.

Maleny Eco Creative Festival, hinterland, end of March, three days, celebrating waste to art, functional items, eco creations, speciality vintage, collectible, fun, Cooroy Handmade & Artisan Festival, Maleny Handmade & Artisan Markets, handmade, sustainably, naturally, recycling, remaking, growing, ECO theme, smallholder/exhibitor prizes, shop and sip, QLD Artisans Festival & Events
Olearia Botanics, offering environmentally conscious skincare


The organisers are keen to recognise your eco-artistic talents and will be launching Stallholder/Exhibitor prizes (to be announced prior to the event). Prizes will be awarded to recognise artistic talent based on the 'eco' ethos. Stallholders who apply for the full weekend will be eligible for prizes, as the awards will be decided and announced on the Friday evening from 3.00pm, at the official Sip & Shop launch.

Maleny Eco Creative Festival, hinterland, end of March, three days, celebrating waste to art, functional items, eco creations, speciality vintage, collectible, fun, Cooroy Handmade & Artisan Festival, Maleny Handmade & Artisan Markets, handmade, sustainably, naturally, recycling, remaking, growing, ECO theme, smallholder/exhibitor prizes, shop and sip, QLD Artisans Festival & Events
Most of Altered Earth's products are sourced in a sustainable manner from fallen trees and recycled timber


To apply to be a stallholder or exhibitor or to simply read the 'Expression of Interest, Guidelines and Rules' to see if your handmade product fits the brief, please follow this highlighted link for QLD Artisan Festival & Events website.

Maleny Eco Creative Festival, hinterland, end of March, three days, celebrating waste to art, functional items, eco creations, speciality vintage, collectible, fun, Cooroy Handmade & Artisan Festival, Maleny Handmade & Artisan Markets, handmade, sustainably, naturally, recycling, remaking, growing, ECO theme, smallholder/exhibitor prizes, shop and sip, QLD Artisans Festival & Events
Airplants, Crystals and Candles from Nrglife Products


To see who will be exhibiting at the very first Maleny Eco Creative Festival in 2023, please follow their Facebook page link here.

Maleny Eco Creative Festival, hinterland, end of March, three days, celebrating waste to art, functional items, eco creations, speciality vintage, collectible, fun, Cooroy Handmade & Artisan Festival, Maleny Handmade & Artisan Markets, handmade, sustainably, naturally, recycling, remaking, growing, ECO theme, smallholder/exhibitor prizes, shop and sip, QLD Artisans Festival & Events
Floral wearables by Floral Twist - everlasting floral HAT PINS ...


Whether you're a 'stallholder' or a 'shopper', the three day Maleny Eco Creative Festival celebrating waste to art, is promising to be especially extraordinary. Discover the magic of Maleny - come for the day and stay for the weekend!

Maleny Eco Creative Festival, hinterland, end of March, three days, celebrating waste to art, functional items, eco creations, speciality vintage, collectible, fun, Cooroy Handmade & Artisan Festival, Maleny Handmade & Artisan Markets, handmade, sustainably, naturally, recycling, remaking, growing, ECO theme, smallholder/exhibitor prizes, shop and sip, QLD Artisans Festival & Events
A unique piece from Recover, Remake & ReUse


All images courtesy of Maleny Eco Creative Festival FB, with a sampling of what to expect at the very first Maleny Eco Creative Festival in 2023
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Why? For a fun weekend discovering functional items and extraordinary ideas
When: Friday 31 March, 12noon to 6pm, Shop & Sip from 3pm | Saturday 1 April, 9am to 3pm | Sunday 2 April, 9am to 3pm
Phone: For more information or any questions, please email malenyecocreativefestival@gmail.com
Website: www.qafe.au
Where: Maleny Community Centre, 23 Maple Street, Maleny QLD
Cost: FREE to browse, but make sure to bring some spending money, you are sure to be tempted
Your Comment
What amazing innovation! Thanks for sharing, Elaine.
by Barry (score: 3|3250) 75 days ago
Thanks Elaine, I hadn't t seen any publicity for this!
by cooki (score: 1|16) 68 days ago
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