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Newport Easter Art Festival 2016 - FREE Event

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The Newport Easter Art Festival is family-friendly event, taking place over the Easter break, from Friday 25th to Monday 28th of March, 2016.

Artwork by Julie Hickson

Over four days, locals and visitors will be treated to an exciting range of art offerings, cultural activities and events celebrating the vibrant culture of Newport.

The festival will commence with an Opening Night on Friday 25th March (Good Friday) celebrating an Exhibition of artworks produced by artists from the Pittwater Artists Trail.

Artwork by Julie Hickson

The Opening Night will run from 6pm and feature Guest Speaker Tony 'Captain Goodvibes' Edwards. The Exhibition will then remain open to the public from 10am daily until Monday 28th of March, 2016. Click here for more information on the Opening Night and Exhibition.

Artwork by Julie Hickson

Following the Opening Night, it's time to enjoy the Easter Saturday Festival Day on Saturday 26th March 2016.

The festivities will commence at 10.30am and throughout the day families can enjoy a fantastic selection of interactive activities and events, including a FREE ephemeral art workshop with local artist Leonie Barton (bookings required), an intimate artisan market, live music performances, delicious food and coffee, kids Easter craft activities, and an Easter Bike Parade with great prizes up for grabs.

Artwork by Leonie Barton

The Festival Day Program is noted below:

  • 10.30am-12.30pm

    Leonie Barton's Ephemeral Art Workshop – Popular local artist Leonie Barton will take you foraging for interesting items in the surrounding environment to create works to be photographed and posted online #NewportArtFest. Bookings essential or 9970 1171.

  • 11-3pm

    Exhibition of artworks produced by artists from the Pittwater Artist Trail.

  • 11-2pm

    Kids Easter Craft Activities and Face Painting.

  • 11-12noon

    Easter Bike Parade & Competition - decorate your bike in a beachy/Easter theme and ride it to the festival.

  • 1pm

    Exhibition Opening Event – official opening by Pittwater Mayor Jacqueline Townsend.

  • 11-3pm

    Artisan Craft Market selling handcrafted works.

    Artwork by Leonie Barton

    All are welcome to attend the Newport Easter Art Festival - it's a great opportunity to support and celebrate the local artistic community.

    For more information on what's on, please visit the Pittwater Council website.

    All events will take place at Newport Community Centre.

    Artwork by Marion Purvis
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    When: Friday 25th - Monday 28th March 2016
    Where: 11-13 The Boulevard, Newport 2106
    Cost: FREE!
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