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Great response from artists for Lions Art Expo at King’s Birthday Weekend

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Great response from artists for Lions Art Expo at King’s Birthday Weekend in Whitianga Town Hall

The Whitianga Lion's Art Expo is being held in the Whitianga Town Hall from opening night, Friday May 31 until Monday, June 3 with money raised, from a percentage of the art sold and donations all going to Project Mammogram. Read more about the event in this article.


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Student competition winners announced at Art Expo Opening

Members of Whitianga Lions can’t wait to see what is in store for the public when they help 50 local artists set up on Friday afternoon, May 31 for their annual Art Expo opening night in the Whitianga Town Hall that evening. The entire Art Expo is free to the public to attend.

From 5.30pm the public will be able to join the artists and Lions members for a preview of the Art Expo where over 500 artworks will be exhibited, and at 6.30pm the winners of the Secondary Schools Art Competition will be announced.

More than 25 entries from around the Coromandel region have entered this competition with a total of $850 in prizes being awarded between first, second and third placings. All the entries will be on display and many will be available for purchase, meaning the public has a chance to support emerging talent. 

Speaking on behalf of the Whitianga Lions Art Expo committee, Mike Brown says: “On opening night the public will be able to purchase and take home artworks of their choice and generally mingle and chat with artists over a glass of wine sponsored by a private donation and Whitianga Woolworths, complemented by delicious European cheeses sponsored by YOLO Cheese New Zealand.

“We have had a tremendous response to this year’s Art Expo and we hope to see lots of people coming to this event, which is raising money for Project Mammogram. While there, don’t forget to buy a few raffle tickets, there’s some great prizes to be won with an overall value in the thousands of dollars!” 

Mike Brown - Whitianga Lions Art Expo Committee

All welcome over weekend

Following opening night, the Whitianga Lions Art Expo will run from 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday June 1 and 2nd and on Monday, June 3 from 10am to midday with many of the artists replenishing their exhibits as items sell. 

The artists will be offering a range of items, at various prices, from original paintings and prints through to pottery, mosaics, jewellery made from locally sourced components, photography, greeting cards and even mini artworks of individual alphabet letters.  The variety will give art lovers a chance to take home something memorable from this region.

Thank you to sponsors

Whitianga Lions Art Expo committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support in bringing this Art Expo to life: The Informer, CFM, All About Whitianga, Stephenson’s Pharmacy, Whitianga Woolworths, Peninsula Roofing and Peninsula Scaffolding, YOLO Cheeses New Zealand, and of course, all the artists taking part.  

Related Links

Painting, a gift of gratitude from Tairua artist to be raffled at Art ExpoWhen the waves call me to paint - Artist Profile, Margaret GibsonNot Just a lump of Clay - Artist Profile, Claire BryersIntuitive & Intelligent - Art is the Teacher - Artist Profile, Leanne AdamsArtist pays tribute to kārearea in latest painting - Artist Profile, Jackie ChatfieldFeelings expressed in artist’s unique style - Artist Profile, Ginney Deavoll

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