FESTIVAL OF ART: Lisa Stamos, pictured with her painting Fragility II, will be one of the judges at this weekend's Glenwood Festival of Arts.
FESTIVAL OF ART: Lisa Stamos, pictured with her painting Fragility II, will be one of the judges at this weekend's Glenwood Festival of Arts.

Festival of art and family fun at Glenwood

A COUNTRY fair with arty stalls, entertainment and kids' rides and activities is expected to draw a huge crowd this weekend.

The Glenwood Festival of Art will include an art competition with a difference and art auction.

The inaugural event will be held on Saturday, August 6 from 10am-4.30pm and is hosted by the Glenwood Cultural Society.

Society member Irene Thomson said they had received more than 100 entries.

"We have been overwhelmed with the support for this event," Irene said. "The competition has attracted so much interest.

"We have seven local schools involved doing creative ideas.

"There will be workshops also on the day."

Mary Valley Art Competition winner Lisa Stamos will give lessons to the highly commended winner.

Valerie Pettingill  won 1st prize in the 2015 Gympie Heritage Art competition with her painting of historic Dickabram Bridge. Valerie Pettingill who won 1st prize in the Heritage Journey. Valerie will be one of the judges at this Saturday's inaugural Glenwood Arts Festival along with fellow artists Ian Dunn and Lisa Stamos..
Valerie Pettingill, who won 1st prize in the 2015 Gympie Heritage Art competition with this painting of historic Dickabram Bridge, will also be one of the judges.

The fun-filled day will include plenty of kids' rides, activities like face painting, singers and demonstrations including belly dancing by Tribal Essence.

Irene said they were encouraging people to come and bid on paintings from artists from Hervey Bay to Brisbane.

"The art auction is going to be fun, with the majority of entrants wanting to sell their works," she said.

"No commission will be charged on auction entries.

"There will be credit facilities available."

There will be burgers, steak sandwiches, sausage sizzle, salads, cakes, afternoon tea, hot and cold drinks provided by Glenwood School.

A raffle for $1 a ticket with eight draws includes prizes of an original watercolour painting by local artist Valerie Pettingill; women's, men's and children hampers; coffee and Nestle product hampers; and art lessons by Liz Barber and Valerie Pettingill and will be drawn on the day.

For information phone Irene on 0434 511 910 or John Davis on 0417 723 885.