A landmark event in the cultural life of the Lower Hunter is changing its mode of operation.
The Weston Art Show commenced in 1964 and established itself as an important social and cultural event for the Hunter Valley.
After 50 years of managing the art show, the Anglican Parish of Mount Vincent and Weston has this year handed over the role to Towns With Heart Inc.
In 2017 the art show will be renamed the “Town of Murals Art Show” and will be held at Kurri Kurri Community Centre in September (coinciding with Mural Month).
Attracting hundreds of artists each year, the competition is strong and the standard of entries is exceptional.
There is a wide range of categories with prize money offered.
“Towns with Heart is delighted with the continuing strong support from Cessnock City Council and other local sponsors,” committee secretary Sharon Dyson-Smith said.
“This allows us to continue this important event, which has been an integral part of community life for so long.”
The opening ceremony and presentation of prizes will be held on Saturday, September 9. The official opening will be carried out by Paterson MP Meryl Swanson.
The art show will be open for public viewing from September 9 to 12.
Entry forms can be obtained from the Kurri Kurri Visitor Information Centre or downloaded from www.visitkurrikurri.com.
Take a look back at previous Weston Art Shows in the gallery below.