STUDENTS from kindergarten to Year 6 are busily preparing their art pieces for Byron Bay Public School's Carnivale of Arts which is being held from 5pm-8pm this Friday at the School in Kingsley Street, Byron Bay.
"Bunting is being printed and marquees are being unwrapped for what will be a fabulous festival-style event for the whole family," said spokesperson Lyndy Trusswell.
An evolution of the Biennial Art Show, the Carnivale of Arts celebrates student achievements in visual arts while raising the profile of arts in the school.
"The evening will include an exhibition of art, sculpture, digital displays, musical entertainment, scrumptious food, craft stalls and workshops," Lyndy said.
"There will also be silent auctions of class and donated works by notable artists including David Bromley, Christian Palmer, Chrissy Huntsman, Jai Vasicek, Emma Davies, John D'Errey, Craig Rochfort, Paul McNeil, Kate Ford, Potts, Anne Leon and Martine Gudgeon."
Pete Murray, Tim Sponder, Marli Biggin-Johnston and the Byron Bay Circus Arts will provide the entertainment.
There are also a host of raffle prizes including an iPad, a tandem skydive and Byron Bay Ballooning ride that will be drawn on the night.
Proceeds raised from the event will go towards funding a multi-purpose outdoor area that will be used for larger scale arts and crafts events, and other school activities.
"Art plays a valuable role in the school and allows for many cultural and creative experiences," Lyndy said.
For information call 6685 6557 or visit www.facebook.com/CarnivaleByronBay
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