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Kids can explore and create art together with colourful performing characters as well as participating in drawing games, cubbyhouse construction, dancing, percussion, chalk drawing on pavements, reading, dress ups, and crafts.

Presented by 100 Wonder Place, the Arty Party had its first outing last year in Spinks Park and was a massive hit with hundreds of families attending.

The three local, creative women behind the one-day festival – Claudie Frock, Valley Lipcer and Gabrielle Griffin of Roundabout Theatre – want to keep The Arty Party a free event so if you are in a position to ‘pay it forward’ to families in our community who couldn’t afford to attend if there was an entrance fee, please support their crowd-funding campaign.

]The Arty Party is such a joyful creative family event, we’d like to make sure everyone in our community can continue to access it,’ said organiser Gabrielle Griffin

‘We provide the whole set-up including entertainment, activities, arts and crafts materials for free.

‘Local organisations including the Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore Council, Tourism & Events, TAFE and Lismore Business Panel have come on board to help and we’re hoping our crowd-funding campaign will enable us to keep the Arty Party a free, public art event for everyone,’ she said.

What: The Arty Party – a one-day interactive arts festival for families

Where: Spinks Park Lismore (behind the old Regional Gallery, Molesworth St)

When: Thurs 6 Oct, 11-4pm

Who: Presented by 100 Wonder Place, partnered with Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore City Council, the Lismore Business Panel and Lismore Tourism and Events. Supported by Roundabout Theatre, TAFE, Southern Cross University ‘Live Ideas’

Cost: Still FREE – thanks to our Pozible campaign, closing Sept 30. Help support free family art events! pozible.com/project/the-arty-party

Accessibility: AUSLAN interpreted and fully wheelchair accessible



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