About the Mary Valley Art Festival
The Mary Valley Art Festival began in 2000 in Imbil, the largest community in the Mary Valley. It is an annual event held on the first weekend in July.
Thursday Opening night is a fantastic celebration bringing together artists, judges, sponsors and the community over wine, fine food and entertainment. The festival is known for its friendly and professional approach, attracting quality art work showcasing the diversity of artists from our region and South East Queensland.
The festival runs over the weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is an easy day trip for visitors from the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Hervey Bay. Workshops and demonstrations are held over the same weekend so be sure to check the program to extend your stay. The popular People’s Choice Awards are held on the Sunday along with the Bush Haven Youth Art Award presentations with licenced bar and refreshments.
We warmly welcome volunteers who would like to offer their skills to the group.
We contribute our success to the fantastic work of our volunteers and have a great reputation as being friendly and professional. Use our contact form, ring or message via Facebook, we’d love to hear from you. Our volunteers are covered by insurance with induction provided.
Pictured are (from left) Nicky Watson, Sally Luchich, Lesa Bell, Kaili Parker-Price, Lyn Hughes, Heinke Butt.
Mary Valley Art Festival
Opening Night – June 29, 2017
Thursday June 29 – 6pm
Entry Fee $7.50
Imbil Public Hall, Edward Street, Imbil
The awards presentation on opening night is a chance to meet the artists in a great atmosphere with music, wine and finger food.
Each year the artwork on display is testament to the creative abilities of individuals residing in our communities, while visitors attending the festival share the privilege of being able to view or buy the results of many hours of intense effort and passion.
Live music will be performed on stage by talented young people from the Institute of Country Music from 6pm. Please join your community to celebrate.
Friday June 30
Saturday July 1
Sunday July 2
Entry Fees $3
Open daily from 10am to 3pm
Why not bring a group of friends for a great day out, have lunch in town and enjoy a fabulous country drive?
You can find out more information at www.maryvalleycountry.com.au
Youth Awards & People’s Choice Awards
Sunday July 2
Celebrate the afternoon with live music and art demonstrations. Complimentary cheese platters, licensed bar and free entry from 1pm
The Bush Haven Youth Art Awards is presented at 1.30pm.
The Twin Bunya Park People’s Choice Award is presented at 2pm.
Visitors to the festival vote on their favourite work from the festival and the results are announced to the ever increasing Sunday crowd. The winning artwork is quite often a sale on the day for the artist! Art can be collected after 3pm.