Art walk brings community together

Ashwini SaseedaranSouth Western Times

Bunbury’s creative community feel was on show again at the weekend with the Tree Street Art Safari attracting a record number of visitors to the free event.

The self-guided walking trail took members of the community into 17 homes and venues of artists, designers and makers whose living and work spaces served as interactive exhibitions.

The artists included creatives Andrew Frazer, Deanna Mosca, Sharon Hinchcliffe and Kerri Slaven.

Apart from viewing, purchasing, sampling and commissioning the products on display, visitors also had the opportunity to connect with the artists as well as other community members.

Organiser Jo O’Dea said being able to have a cup of tea with local talent and other strangers was a highlight of the event.

“With bigger numbers attending this year’s successful run, it was a true celebration of neighbourhood community,” she said.

“We want to expose artists and their artwork but it’s also all about developing a sustainable sense of community.

“People felt privileged to be interacting with locals, meeting new people and being involved in creative spaces.”

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