Monday, January 11, 2016

Mussel Festival visitors preview Festival of Glass

Visitors to Portarlington's annual Mussel Festival on January 9 had an unexpected bonus this year - a preview of the Festival of Glass Masterclass and Treasure Hunt!
30,000 visited the Mussel Festival

Volunteers at the Drysdale & Clifton Springs Community Association (DCSCA) tent  promoted the two new features of the Festival of Glass - the glass art Treasure Hunt, which starts on February 1st and finishes at the Festival Expo on Sunday 21 February; and the glass art Masterclass at Leura Park on Friday February 19.

DCSCA is the 'parent' of the Festival of Glass and it was part of a display by organisations connected with the local foreshore.
The display - coordinated by Bellarine Bayside - was at the entrance to the Portarlington pier and formed an adjunct to the Mussel Festival proper, which organisers said attracted 30,000 visitors.

A steady stream of people visited the DCSCA tent on their way to the Mussel  Festival. There was a lot of interest in the Masterclass and Treasure Hunt, although as far as the children were concerned, the nearby stuffed seal and wallaby had the edge!

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