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The Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association (LCACA) festival has been cancelled this year, due not having an appropriate venue to hold the annual event. Image: Lynne Mowbray

No venue sees cancellation of arts festival

Lynne Mowbray |

Normally at this time of the year, the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association (LCACA) are putting the final touches on their annual arts and crafts festival.

However due to a lack of venue, the LCACA will not be conducting their popular festival this year.

Secretary for the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association Ainslie Langshaw said that their preferred venue to house the annual festival is the Maclean Showground, which is still undergoing repairs.

“Unfortunately all the repairs have not been made to the pavilions, which are needed to conduct the show,” Ms Langshaw said.

“Other venues are not suitable due to accessibility issues, size and hire costs.

“Planning however, is well underway for an exhibition in 2020. 

“It’s hoped the work on the showground will be completed (by then), allowing us to hold the exhibition there. 

“It has also been decided to hold the 2020 exhibition later in year around September or October.  Details of the bigger and better 2020 exhibition will be made available in the New Year.

“In the meantime, the Ferry Park Gallery continues to offer a wide range of quality and affordable arts and crafts for sale,” she said.