New Art Festival for Brisbane + Win Tickets

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I love art, and of course, festivals are cool too.

They are even better if they are family friendly.

If you live in Brisbane and surrounds there is a great new art festival.

The West End Street Art Festival is on Sunday 22nd of October 2017.

From 9:00am – 5:00pm on Russell and O’Connell St, Brisbane.

So what is the festival all about?

“Australia’s First dedicated festival and market celebrating urban art and design. Featuring the work of artists and independent makers from Brisbane and beyond.”

The West End Street Art Festival has the following available:

  • 40 Food Stalls
  • More than 200 Market Stalls
  • Live music and a live painting exhibition
  • Showcasing the best South East QLD has to offer in art, design and handcrafted wares.
  • Kids workshops

Creators of the West End Festival 

The West End Street Art Festival is the brainchild of Ihab Imam and Jenna Williams.

After meeting online, the pair enjoyed a whirlwind romance, moving in together after just three weeks. One year later, a surprise pregnancy coincided with a bump in the road for Williams’ start-up and the launch of Imam’s career as an artist. It was at this point the pair found themselves at a fork in the road where one sign read “dreams” and the other “responsibilities”.

The pair decided to take one more punt and West End Street Art Festival was born.

The idea of the festival is “to raise the profile of street art while helping the cause of youth homelessness.”

The directors of the West End Street Art Festival, Ihab Imam and Jenna Williams and of course their little baby Copper.

The directors of the West End Street Art Festival, Ihab Imam and Jenna Williams and of course their little baby Copper.

West End Gets a New Street Art Festival

West End will be transformed by some of Brisbane’s most talented street artists in an effort to raise the profile of street art while helping the cause of youth homelessness.

A celebration of street art and creativity, the festival will paint several buildings along Boundary Street with large-scale murals. The event will culminate in an arts and design market with more than 200 stalls, live music, and a live painting exhibition, showcasing the best South East QLD has to offer in art, design and handcrafted wares.

After meeting online, the pair enjoyed a whirlwind romance, moving in together after just three weeks. One year later, a surprise pregnancy coincided with a bump in the road for Williams’ start-up and the launch of Imam’s career as an artist. It was at this point the pair found themselves at a fork in the road where one sign read “dreams” and the other “responsibilities”.

The couple decided to take one more punt and West End Street Art Festival was born.

Ihab and Jenna had a little boy Cooper and worked tirelessly to get this new festival off the ground.  I must say that with a newborn getting work done is difficult and makes you even more tired.

The Brisbane couple has done an awesome job, all while holding down jobs, having a newborn and creating a new cultural festival.

Tickets from the festival will go towards supporting Orange Sky Laundry. Orange Sky Laundry help to support homeless young people and give them access to services to help them stay safe.

The aim is to raise $10,000 for Orange Sky Laundry and to help homeless youths. 

“We’re helping stallholders to think differently about how they use the market to generate sales, on the day and beyond. It’s a great opportunity for veteran market sellers or any creatives thinking about giving markets a go,” Williams said.

 

Giveaway for 2 Readers

I have 2 family tickets to the West End Street Art Festival to giveaway.

To win all you need to do is the following:

Fill out the rafflecopter form and answer this question as a comment on this blog post.

Q. Tell us why you would love to take the family to the West End Street Art Festival?

To comment to answer the above go to the bottom of the post  where it says, “WHAT DO YOU THINK?”  Then enter your comment on this post.

The winners will have their names at the door on the day to collect their tickets. Once I have the winners I will email the organisers and your tickets will be waiting for you.

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When does the giveaway end?

Midnight 16th of October 2017, eastern daylight saving time.

Who can enter?

Australian residents and since it is a Brisbane event those that are close to Brisbane or live locally.

Good luck everyone and I hope you enjoy the festival.

If you wish to get tickets now you can online. Getting them now is cheaper than the door on the day.

Tickets now are $5.00 and kids under 12 are free.

On the day tickets are $10.00 and kids under 12 are free.

The West End Street Art Festival is on Sunday 22nd of October 2017.

From 9:00am – 5:00pm on Russell and O’Connell St, Brisbane.

 

Thanks to West End Street Art Festival for these great tickets for my readers and also for letting us know about this fab new event. I am a lover of art, culture, things to do with kids and families. Oh, and being originally from Queensland love to support something from my home state.

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4 Responses
  • Kim
    October 10, 2017

    I’ve just moved to West End two weeks ago. I’m having so much fun exploring the area, would absolutely love to take the family along to this =)

  • Angela Hope
    October 11, 2017

    I grew up in West End and love re-visiting my old haunts. My brother has done a few murals for this festival. Would love to take the kids to see their uncles handiwork and all the other talented artists 😀

  • Skye
    October 11, 2017

    I would love to check out West End! Never been

  • Susanna Martin
    October 14, 2017

    I am a single mum to a baby but currently hosting 2 students from South Korea and I think this would be a brilliant experience for them and a great activity to share together. Also demonstrate to them the free expressionism we embrace in our culture.

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