Arts Connect Inc. (ACI) supports and promotes the practice and enjoyment of the arts across the Sunshine Coast from Cabooluture to Cooroy, in Queensland’s south-east.We coordinate a wide range of activities that provide opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their works.
ACI is a not-for-profit organisation and membership is open to everyone – artist, art lover or patron. We continually search for opportunities to expand our members’ professional development and marketing potential .Our goal is to establish and promote our region as a unique ‘arts destination’, and to stimulate a greater understanding of the arts within local communities.
We have developed several signature events over the last few years, Open Studios and Sculpture on the Edge. We are always open to new ideas and opportunities.
The Open Studios program has been a great success over several years, attracting over 2000 visits to a diverse range of studios throughout our region. A selection of Studios will open during the last weekend of every month, visit our Open Studios page for details!
Sculpture on the Edge is a great opportunity for Artists to showcase their works in the beautiful setting of Spicers Tamarind Retreat, Maleny in October. The Spicers Group have sponsored this event over several years.
With a prize of $5,000 to the Judges Choice, this award attracts some of the best sculptors in Queensland and beyond. Work will be on show from 7th of October and entry is free.
In 2014 our Open Studios program, and our Sculpture on the Edge was an important partner of the new HinterLand, a six week long Celebration of Place, Art & Creativity, founded by Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SC Tourism)
General Meetings are held quarterly and combined with a social evening of cameraderie at various venues throughout our region.
Members Exhibitions are held in local galleries, as opportunities present, as group exhibitions allowing members to showcase their work in a supportive environment.
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