Agnes park full of art

AGNES Water will be a hive of artistic talent today at the first Art in the Park Market and Car Show of the year.

Organiser and Agnes Water Art Gallery director Jacky Poulter said the popularity of the inaugural market last year was a surprise.

“We weren’t expecting it to be anything near that big,” she said.

The markets are a chance for local artists to display their art and try to sells it. All stalls feature art and craft products and pieces.

Mrs Poulter said market-goers should “expect to have a great day”.

The art gallery will be open to browse through and plenty of art and handmade jewellery will be on sale.

Local artist Matthew Haggith will be painting a car throughout the day.

Live entertainment, a jumping castle and wine tasting are also on the program.

The markets will run from 9am until 3pm and Mrs Poulter expects more than 400 people.

“We want it to be bigger and better,” she said.

“That’s the plan.”

A car and bike show will be another feature of the fun event, with more than 20 classic cars and bikes on display. Car owners in the region are welcome to bring their car along for the display.

Mrs Poulter said one of her favourite features of the market would be artists creating their work with an audience.

“It’s great to see the artists in action,” she said. “People can see how it is all done.”

Four of the markets will be held during the year.

Visitors and locals can also enjoy a charity sausage sizzle, with all proceeds going to the Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club.

For more information on the artistic event, phone Mrs Poulter on 4974 7555.



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