Canowindra Arts Inc is opening its third art exhibition featuring local and regional artists next week, with a “Sky High” theme marking this year’s annual Balloon Challenge and Balloon Glow.
Artists taking part are being asked to submit at least one painting in their submission that has something to do with the sky, the air, anything that flies in the air and, of course, balloon artworks based on our town’s most spectacular annual attraction.
“We’re expecting between 12 and 14 very talented, creative artists to take part in this exhibition,” says Canowindra Arts chairman Arthur Falconer.
“Their continuing support shows that our program to help them show and sell their works and establish Canowindra as a regional arts and cultural hub is gaining ground with each exhibition that we stage.”
The “Sky High” show opening on Good Friday, April 14 in the old IGA building in Gaskill Street will run for almost two weeks, ending on April 25. Its official opening will be held on Saturday April 15 at 6.30pm and, as always, the public are most welcome to join us for drinks and buffet snacks.
The Balloon Challenge runs over eight days from April 18 to 25 and, as always, will attract thousands of visitors to Canowindra, particularly for the after-dark Balloon Glow.
“There’ll be plenty of balloon paintings, digital art and photogra- phy for visitors to view and buy at the exhibition itself and at the craft stalls in the night market during the Balloon Glow. Canowindra Arts Inc is a not-for-profit community organisation that relies on grants, public donations and a small commission on art sales to develop its cultural role in Canowindra. Canowindra obviously likes what we’re doing, and we thank our townspeople for their enthusiastic support of the two major exhibitions we’ve staged so far.” says Arthur.