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Show Me Some Art festival


It’s that time of the year and the fourth ‘Show Me Some Art’ festival’ is on again. 

The festival has a jam-packed program starting out the day with the ‘all ages, all ability, colour run’. This is a great fun family activity where runners run a course while spectators throw ‘colour-bombs’ at them resulting in a very colourful finishing line. 

The festival will have a wide range of market stalls displaying a huge range of art, jams, chutneys and various interesting items. The day will finish up with the ‘After Party’ at the old Moe town hall, with live music performed by local entertainers. 

The festival began in March 2021 and struggled through the pandemic to become a huge success. Steve Bechaz and his family, along with a small committee of volunteers, set a packed program each year. Each festival has a strong mental health focus through awareness, information sharing, and fundraising. 

Steve is an accomplished artist, who takes pride in the numerous completed murals popping up across Gippsland adding to his artistic achievements. Works such as the Lifeline’s WES service Mowell, Latrobe Community Health building and the Newborough RSL to mention a few. 

A major purpose of the festival is to give these local artists, 60 in total, an opportunity to display their work and bring the community together while raising awareness of mental health issues, sharing information and highlighting local services. 

Many local businesses support the ‘Show Me Some Art’ festival which raised over $16,000 last year.

This year’s event will also include artists, kids activities, face painting, musicians and mental health activities. 

The festival kicks off from 10.00 am on March 16, in the Moe Botanical Gardens, Botanica Drive, Moe. Admission is free. All proceeds from the festival go to charity. Everybody is welcome.