Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Treasure Hunt is up and running!

On 1 February, treasure hunters young and old started searching Drysdale businesses for clues in the area’s first glass art Treasure Hunt.
"Are you sure it's here?"

The Treasure Hunt is part of the 2016 Festival of Glass, which will present events in the Drysdale area throughout February.

Each of the twenty one participating businesses in the Treasure Hunt is displaying a piece of glass art it commissioned from a local glass artist and these pieces will be major prizes in the Treasure Hunt draw.

(Pictured here: Festival organiser Patrick Hughes at Wallington Rural's new aquatic section; and local glass artist Glenda MacNaughton at the Mannerim Stables flower farm.)

Treasure Hunt organiser Diane Schofield is excited about the event. “The 2016 Treasure Hunt is up and running and Drysdale is the epicentre of glass fever”, she said. “People will look high and low for Tiny Treasures and there are dozens of prizes, so everyone stands a chance of winning one.

"Aha! Spotted you!"
Hunting for treasure
A Treasure Hunt poster in the window identifies a participating business and treasure hunters are combing each business for its ‘Tiny Treasure’ – a small glass ornament.

Once a treasure hunter finds a Tiny Treasure, the business stamps their form; and once they have at least ten stamps, they enter their form in a draw at the Festival of Glass Expo on Sunday 21 February at Drysdale’s Christian College.

Upcoming Festival events
Drysdale will soon see more Festival events. Leura Park winery in Curlewis will host a glass art Masterclass on Friday 19 February (7.00 – 10.00pm). Two renowned glass blowers will create replicas of the locally endangered Orange-bellied Parrot and Hooded Plover. The winery’s drinks and nibbles will add pizazz to a fascinating display. Booking is essential and can be done via the Festival web site.

On Sunday February 14, the Bellarine Historical Society invites anyone with old bottles among their family heirlooms to have them valued by experts Paul and David Bruce at the Society’s evaluation session at Drysdale’s Old Courthouse Museum (10.00am – 3.00pm).

Details of all Festival events are on the Festival web site: www.festivalofglass.net.au

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