DIMBOOLA is preparing for an inaugural three-day art show.
Beginning on Friday, November 8, activities will run for the duration of the weekend.
The results of an art competition, to be run before the show begins, will be the focus of opening night.
Horsham-born artist Anthony Pelchen will judge entries before the event and announce the winners on opening night from 6pm.
The competition’s theme is ‘The essence of the Wimmera’. A $1000 inaugural Dr Alister Hinchley Acquisitive Award will be the highest honour for the competition.
Judging will be on three main categories – traditional, contemporary and sculptural.
Prizes for first, second and popular choice entries will be awarded in each category.
A youth entry will also be awarded in each category.
Entries will be accepted until October 25.
Dimboola and Community Historical Society will have an open day on the Saturday.
A Dimboola community mural will also be displayed, in addition to a street art display.
Sunday’s events include the Gerang Gerung Market.
Dimboola artist Jenny Parkes said she was planning on making two paintings and a mixed media work especially for the competition.
“I am very excited about the show,” she said.
She said it would further develop Dimboola’s lively and developing art scene.
“We want to build up a collection for Dimboola of quality, interesting art work,” she said.
She encouraged people to visit the show’s website for further information: dimboolaartsinc.weebly.com/news.html.