The 2017 Cervantes Art Festival
The Cervantes Cultural Committee presents The Cervantes Art Festival
Now a biennial Event: established 2004
Community involvement Street Art Trail where Cervantes residents are invited to create a “work of art in their front yard to a theme. In 2017 the theme was “Sea/See or “C”. A substantial prize is awarded to the Winner after being Independently Judged.
Attracting People to Cervantes We place Sponsors banners, colourful flags with Spanish dancers and decorations around the streets to brighten things up, and our “little Blokes” are placed on bikes/ up trees etc. to advertise the event.
We have an overall local resident prize in the exhibition/competition sponsored by the Bendigo Bank for a winning artist from the Shire of Dandaragan.
The Carrot Cake Queen or King Competition A Fun Event for the Domestic God/Goddess. If you cannot Draw, Paint, Sculpt, take Photos, Sew, Knit..then make a Carrot Cake, cakes are donated to the cause and judged on Friday early afternoon and silently auctioned on Opening night. The winner is presented, Crowned, and Paraded, as is the Charity Queen/King (the person’s cake that has raised the most money).
Children are encouraged to be artistic with art and craft categories for them to enter.
Workshops for adults and children were run throughout the Festival.
We invite Featured artists to demonstrate and sell their work.
Deckchair Auction: We find Artists willing to Paint a deckchair canvas and donate it to us, to be silently auctioned for the length of the Festival. This money goes toward continuing and supporting the festival.
We have depots in Perth and Geraldton area where artists can bring their work to be picked up and returned if unsold. This ensures we get a wide range of entries. 640 is our highest to date.
Show & Shine: Car & Bike Display. Kevin Dennis has volunteered to organise the annual “Show & Shine” in 2017 he had 157 vehicles, their owners and friends come to Cervantes.
We supported him with a Market Day. The Show & Shine and Market Day took place on Saturday 21 st October 2017.
Cervantes Cultural Committee Inc.