Arts Alive and well

THE much-anticipated Arts Alive Maleny is set to transform the streets into an enchanting artistic wonderland, captivating locals and visitors alike this Friday (August 4).

Organised by the passionate and creative minds of the community, this event promises to be a celebration of art, culture, and imagination.

Attendees will be able to experience the fantasy world created along Maple Street, with an illuminated walk accompanied with dragonflies, lady beetles and larger than life lantern flowers.

“A highlight of the event is the grand display of handcrafted lanterns illuminating the gardens, adding a touch of magic to the surroundings,” events coordinator Steve McLeish said.

“Teams of skilled artists have been working tirelessly to create these captivating lanterns, promising a delightful visual spectacle for visitors of all ages!” Steve encourages attendees to dress as vibrant and as colourful as possible, to be part of the artistic canvas of Arts Alive Maleny.

A dynamic Arts Jam hosted by Joy Collective and James Frames will allow an interactive experience to inspire creativity and artistic expression.

Thrill seekers and performers can join in on daring performances to impressive juggling displays at the interactive circus area. There will also be a dance party for people to let loose in a dynamic and vibrant atmosphere, as well as street theatre and flash mobs, occurring at random times of the night to keep attendees on their toes.

Arts Alive Maleny is also proud to showcase the exceptional talents of young artists, providing a platform for emerging creatives to shine. The event is being held from 5pm-11pm along Maple Street. All funds raised from ticket sales will go directly back into supporting the arts community and the artists. This event is proudly supported by Apex, Maleny Lions Club, Maleny Chamber of Commerce, Cr Winston Johnston, Maleny Rotary, Amped, Ray White Maleny, Easton Lawyers, James Frames, Sapling Textiles and IGA Maleny.