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It’s back! Opening night returns for the 47th Annual Portland Art Show.

The 47th Annual Portland Art Exhibition is on again over the first weekend of March in the picturesque Central West town of Portland.

Artworks arrive on Wednesday morning, and the hard working committee transforms the iconic Crystal Theatre into a gallery space for the the weekend with lighting, a professional curation and display of works. This year there are just over 320 works entered in the exhibition, ranging from small drawings and water colours to larger works, with something to suit all budgets.

“One of the reasons artists love entering our show is the high rate of sales, with about 30% of entered works selling each year,” said Chairperson, Rich Evans.

This year the Opening night celebration returns after having to be cancelled in recent years due to COVID restrictions, although the committee are very grateful the exhibition itself has been able to proceed in each of those years.

“We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to our opening night celebration, and hoping that after a hiatus over the last few years everyone will join us for a night full of great music, food and wine along with plenty of sales for our artists,”

Rich Evans, Chairperson, Portland Art Purchase Society

This year, our feature artist is Barbara Karrer who has been exhibiting for a number of years and always been a crowd favourite.

The event will take place on the first weekend in March, with the opening night on Friday 3 March from 6pm, followed by a weekend long exhibition from 10am on both Saturday 4th March and Sunday 5th March.

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