Always a highlight on the Peninsula calendar, the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show is on again in the club buildings and grounds. The art show is a major fundraiser for the BYS rescue boat fleet and continues to grow since its inception in 2009, showcasing a broad range of artistic works by artists from the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas and beyond.
Feature artists this year are photographer Ronald Tan and artist Claire McCall, who will be joined by returning and new artists, including indoor and outdoor sculptors. Outdoor sculptures take pride of place on the deck and lawn, which adds to the ambience of the club, and a silent auction will run throughout the show with products, lifestyle experiences and vouchers mainly from Peninsula retailers on offer.
The art show’s opening night function is on Friday, April 10, from 7-9.30pm. Tickets are $40 and will be available from Friday, March 13, at www.trybooking.com/BIMGA. The art show is then open from 10am-5pm on Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, and from 10am-2pm on Monday, April 13. Entry is $5 with tickets available at the door each day, and visitors are welcome to stay on at the club and enjoy the bistro and bar offerings while taking in the spectacular bay views from the deck or just relaxing on the lawn or beach.
For more information, go to www.bys.asn.au or visit the Facebook page @byseasterartshow