Take a drive from Brisbane to Logan in April and check out the The Bendigo Bank Logan Arts Festival which is held from 19 – 21 April 2013 and brings together the very best Artists, Musicians, Photographers, Dancers and Sculptors for a weekend of creativity and artistic achievements.
The opening night on the 13th of April 2013 promises to be an evening of good food, wine and entertainment and is $26pp and kicks off at 7pm at the Kingston Butter Factory, Milky Way (off Jacaranda Ave), Kingston.
On display throughout the weekend inside the Butter Factory, the Art Show brings together over 200 pieces of art from well-known and up and coming artists. This year they have already attracted the interest of Richard Roper and Kerry McAleenan. All funds raised at the festival will be directed back to the development of the arts in Logan and in improving literacy in their community
Entries are being accepted for this show from local, indigenous and members of Logan’s ethnic communities, as well as from artists eager to assist us in raising money to improve the literacy rate amongst the young people in our region.
The festival operates two stages, catering for large school and jazz bands and a more intimate stage in the Butterbox theatre which will attract acoustic groups and string ensembles. Already diverse groups including “The Enterprise” and “Modal Harmony” have indicated their desire to be part of this event. The mornings see the emphasis on young people with schools and local rappers taking to the stage while both afternoons will be devoted to Jazz and relaxation.
Whether its Ballet or Bollywood the festival has attracted a diversity of talent both locally and from their neighbouring regions.
Utilizing the Butterbox theatre, short films will be shown throughout the festival from local film makers, Griffith University Students or from the ABC Open "What’s your story?".
In 2013 the theme of the festival is "Peace through Art". This challenging theme will be addressed by Rotary Peace Scholars currently enrolled at the University of Queensland’s Centre for Peace Studies.
For the festival to be a success and to raise much needed funds to assist in raising the Literacy levels amongst young people in their region, they are looking for talented individuals and groups to participate in the festivals many opportunities.
For more information visit their website