Aug 13

Tickets released for Australian Wearable Arts Festival’s ‘Halloween Fundraiser’

In a bid not to be ‘haunted’ by the unfortunate cancellation of so many events due to Covid, the Australian Wearable Art Festival is determined to bring joy and fun to the Sunshine Coast this year through a Halloween Fundraiser event on Saturday 30 October 2021 at Terella Brewing in North Arm.

 

Australian Wearable Art Festival curator Wendy Roe, believes the Halloween Fundraiser is the perfect event for the current landscape – encouraging people to embrace costuming (and mask wearing!) and come together to support our local artists who have been doing it tough.

 

“The Halloween Fundraiser will be AWAF’s first-ever event fundraiser ahead of the Gala to be held in May 2022 and provides an exciting opportunity to get a sneak peak of new work from wearable artists, raise dollars for our arts community and have a trick-or-treat party at the same time,” said Ms Roe.

 

“We know many people love getting dressed up for Halloween and this event provides an exclusive party atmosphere where wearable art will be in the spotlight.”

 

“It is evident with the recent lockdown, we all need to take opportunities to come together when we can and we encourage people to pull together some friends and start planning outfits.”

 

Every ticket includes a complimentary drink on arrival, entertainment with local band Raw Audio who will bring the dance floor alive, prizes for the best-dressed, live auction and a range of fun fundraising activities facilitated by Mix FM’s radio announcers, Todd Widdicombe and Sami Muirhead.

 

A range of up-market food trucks will be available to purchase food from and Terella Brewing’s bars will be open until 10.30pm offering a range of beers, ciders, ginger beer and a hard lemonade.

 

Newly appointed Terella Brewing CEO, Richard Magney says they are excited to be a partner for this event and can’t wait to see the brewery come alive with everyone dressed in their Halloween-best.

 

“The rural location of Terella Brewing provides a great backdrop for an event of this magnitude, with plenty of outdoor space for people to socialise and participate in the Halloween activities,” said Mr Magney.

 

“We are excited to showcase our full range of beers on the night and will also be preparing some Halloween-inspired drinks especially for the evening that showcase our ginger beer and hard lemonade.

 

“Supporting our local art community and signature events such as the Australian Wearable Art Festival is really important for the team at Terella. We have experienced the challenges of running a hospitality business over the last year and have jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with this fundraiser to help get the events industry back on its feet.

 

All funds raised on the night will go towards supporting the much-anticipated Australian Wearable Art Festival’s Gala set to be held in May 2022. The Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation was welcomed as a partner in May this year, enabling the festival to accept donations and provide tax deductibility to its donors.

 

“While we have not been able to host our gala event this year, we have committed to delivering a range of workshops, activations and events that keep people’s love affair with wearable art alive and gives our artists a platform to showcase their work,” said Ms Roe.

 

“The Australian Wearable Art Festival is a spectacular event that really inspires audiences and has become a signature art event for the Sunshine Coast presenting some of the best wearable art from across Australia.”

This Halloween Fundraiser is an 18+ event. Early Bird tickets for the AWAF Halloween Fundraiser tickets are now on sale for $65. To find out more information or to book tickets visit http://australianwearableart.com.au/

 

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Media contact: Helen Perry, Fresh PR & Marketing | P: 0431 065 964 | E: helen@freshprm.com.au

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