Creative Wauchope Festival 2019 attracts stallholders and artists

The centre of Wauchope came alive with arts and crafts, as the second Creative Wauchope Festival drew crowds to stalls and workshops.

Bain Park hosted a Makers and Artists Market on Saturday May 11, while creative displays and workshops were held in various locations around the CBD.

Gail Perkins and her son, Niall, along with granddaughters Ainslie and Imogen went along for a Mother's Day treat and enjoyed the sunshine in Bain Park.

Eco artist Sonja Levi was selling creations made from recycled materials and was pleased to chat to visitors about her work.

The day included dancing, music, displays, workshops and demonstrations featuring the best of our local talent across all creative genres.

A small but dedicated team, including NSW TAFE teachers and students, members of the Wauchope Chamber of Commerce, and local artists organised this wonderful creative community event.

There were subsidised workshops as part of a Country Arts Support Program (CASP) grant from Regional Arts NSW. The workshops include art forms such as batik, felting, collage, pottery and bead making.

Creative Wauchope spokesperson Lisa McPherson said there are many hidden gems across our region and the festival was about shining a light on the creative souls who live among us.

"Often you hear people rave about exciting and out of the box things they have seen, and now we can bring that sense of excitement to Wauchope. We all have a creative side," she added.