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Golden Art Fair  ¦  Beechworth  ¦  opens March 31, 2018

GOLD: Colonial alluvial miners seek bounty. Image: SEMO

BEECHWORTH Arts Council hosts an invitation-only exhibition for leading Indigo and North East artists and crafters to demonstrate their art practice and market works at Beechworth’s Golden Horseshoes Festival – the community’s major visitor event – during Easter 2018.

With the generous support of the Golden Horseshoes Festival committee, the Arts Council is showcasing painters, print-makers, photographers, textile artists, sculptors and crafters who live and work in the region at this inaugural three-day ‘Golden Art Fair’ from Easter Saturday, March 31 to Easter Monday, April 2.

The festival celebrates Ovens goldfield miners’ hard-won right to elect their first Victorian parliamentary representative in 1855. It attracts up to 20,000 people for numerous events in Beechworth’s historic heart, including a grand parade on Ford Street on Easter Saturday afternoon.

‘Golden Art Fair’ is open daily 10:00am-4:00pm in Beechworth Soldiers’ Memorial Hall at 101 Ford Street.