Glass fest for the senses

An example of the artwork from Tony Redmond that will be on show at this year''s Festival of Glass.

As part of the 2019 Festival of Glass, treasure hunters are descending on a record 33 north Bellarine businesses in the fourth annual glass art treasure hunt.

Each business is displaying a piece of local glass art; and their pieces are prizes in a draw at the Festival of Glass Expo on Sunday 17 February at Drysdale’s Christian College.

Each business is also displaying a glass ‘tiny treasure’ and when a treasure hunter finds it, the business stamps their entry form. Each entry form stamped by 10 businesses can enter the treasure hunt draw.

“Everyone wins in our treasure hunt,” organiser Diane Schofield said.

“Businesses can increase their custom, glass artists can increase their public profile and treasure hunters can win beautiful glass art.

“We’re especially grateful to our major sponsors Leura Park Estate, Eyehub Optometrists, DJ’s Smokehouse Grill and The Bungalow.

“We also thank the other 29 businesses for their support, especially the Bendigo Bank, Chris Walsh’s Pharmacy, Pier View Lolly Shop, Ronnie’z Cafe & Takeaway, Joshae Hair and Beauty, Miss Lillypilly and Surf Junction.”

The 2019 Festival of Glass includes a glass art exhibition running now at Drysdale’s Café Zoo, Venetian and Canadian glass artists blowing and sculpting glass at The Range, Curlewis (16 February); glass art classes; and an Expo at Drysdale’s Christian College (17 February), featuring 40 exhibitors, the Glass Art Awards and glass art demonstrations.

More information: festivalofglass.net.au or on Facebook.

 

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