Thursday, December 17, 2015

Blending art and commerce

On Wednesday 16 December, Drysdale's business and glass art communities came together for the first time. The occasion was an exclusive Preview of a glass art Treasure Hunt that will be a feature of the 2016 Festival of Glass.
Business people and artists at the Preview

At the Preview, at the Dax Design studio in Drysdale, local business people saw pieces of glass art that they have commissioned and met some of the local glass artists who created them.

The commissioned pieces will be the prizes in a glass art Treasure Hunt - a feature of the sixth Festival of Glass in February 2016. 

Also on display were some of the glass ‘Tiny Treasures’ that will be clues in the Treasure Hunt.
Glass T-Bone Tiny Treasure

How will the Treasure Hunt work?
From early February, each business will display its piece of glass art, together with its ‘Tiny Treasure’ for treasure hunters to spot. The Treasure Hunt will culminate in a draw for dozens of pieces of glass art at the Festival Expo on 21 February at Christian College, Drysdale.

Festival of Glass convenor Doug Carson said, “The glass art Treasure Hunt is a novel blend of art and commerce. It’s a way for local businesses to be involved with the Festival and to benefit from it. The response has been excellent, with twenty local businesses involved so far. We hope that tonight’s Preview is just the start of a strong and mutually-beneficial relationship between the Festival and local businesses.”

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