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Clarence River Arts & Crafts rebrand their Festival

Following on from its highly successful and popular 2015 Golden Jubilee Competitive Arts Crafts & Quilts Exhibition, the Lower Clarence Arts & Crafts Association has rebranded the event with a view to creating a wider ‘Clarence River Arts Festival’ This will be held at the Maclean Showground over the weekend of July 8-10 with the opening night on Thursday, July 7. We plan for it to go off with a bang. This is the first year of something bigger for the Clarence. As well the exhibition with the usual sections of, Fine Art, Sculpture, Junior Art, Photography, Jewellery, Wearable Art, Patchwork & Quilting and Creative needlework. A carnival atmosphere is planned with busking, face painting, jumping castle, craft market, demonstrations, food and beverage outlets and much more on the Friday and Saturday, with Sunday being a more sedate way to view the exhibition. The entry forms for the exhibition are available from ferry Park gallery or download at LCACA has also set up a “gofundme” page, if you would like to support this exciting new event you can donate at: We want to make this inaugural Clarence River Arts Festival a memorable one and with your help it can be achieved. You can follow us on facebook ‘Clarence River Arts festival’ where you will find links to the gofundme, instagram and twitter pages.