COAST Arts and Culture guide delivers never-to-forget experiences
  • Monday 22 May 2017
ImageA striking image of stage and television star Naomi Price features on the front cover of the inaugural COAST Arts and Culture guide launched at The Events Centre today (May 22).

Sunshine Coast Council’s vibrant 48-page publication is bursting at the seams with details of events with high-profile entertainers and performers such as Naomi, Queensland Theatre Company, the Doug Anthony Allstars, America and many more.

Avid art appreciators will also find information on some of the best visual and performing art exhibitions and festivals including the Sunshine Coast Art Collection, Art Prize and the Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture program to feed the inner creative.

Children will be doing high-fives with the totally awesome line-up of events aimed at entertaining and developing their creative sides including Trash Test Dummies, Diary of a Wombat and Queensland Ballet dance camps to name a few.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said council’s new COAST publication featured a tasting plate of the diverse range of artistic and cultural events being hosted in the region.

“With everything from music, arts and literature to performance, dance and workshops there is definitely something that will appeal to everyone,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“Lake Kawana Community Centre and The Events Centre Caloundra offer theatrical performances, the Caloundra Regional Gallery opens its doors for exhibitions and there is so much more.

“I encourage people to explore the fantastic program of events that are just waiting to be experienced with family, friends and visitors in our healthy, smart, creative region.”

Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said COAST was the essential arts and cultural guide for the local community and visitors.

“When it comes to arts and culture on the Sunshine Coast, we are blessed with a variety of outstanding performance venues, galleries, libraries and museums just waiting to be discovered,” Cr Baberowski said.

“The region-wide Horizon Festival of Arts and Culture returns for the second year this August and a sneak peek of the program is featured in COAST.

“We were also very fortunate to have secured ABC Radio’s Jon Coghill as a guest writer for COAST.

“In this edition, Jon interviews local creatives Angie Dunbavan, Peter Hudson, Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O’Keefe.

“COAST will deliver a range of never-to-forget experiences that will spark people’s inner creative.”

To obtain a copy of COAST Arts and Culture Issue 1, visit Lake Kawana Community Centre, The Events Centre Caloundra, Caloundra Regional Gallery, one of Sunshine Coast Library branches, Customer Contact Centres and a range of locations across the region.

The events listed and featured in COAST, published seasonally, are managed, hosted or supported by Sunshine Coast Council.