Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Can you preview a Preview?

The Festival of Glass committee is preparing for the Treasure Hunt Preview in Drysdale on 14 December – here’s a preview of the Preview!
2016 Treasure Hunt Preview

At the Preview, local business people will meet local artists from whom they have commissioned pieces of glass art as Treasure Hunt prizes. The business people can learn how glass art is created, while the artists can learn how their creations support the local economy.

Each local business that is part of the 2017 Festival of Glass Treasure Hunt has commissioned a piece of glass art from a local glass artist. During the Treasure Hunt (2 January to 18 February), each business will display its commissioned piece; then all the commissioned pieces become prizes in the Treasure Hunt draw at the Festival Expo on Sunday 19 February at Drysdale’s Christian College.

Featured Festival sponsor – Drysdale & Clifton Springs Community Association Inc. (i) Improving local people’s wellbeing
P.O. Box 581, Drysdale Vic 3222      E-mail:
Members of the Drysdale & Clifton Springs Community Association (DCSCA) live, work or study in Drysdale, Clifton Springs or in the surrounding area; and they aim to improve local people’s well-being and to improve the natural, social and built environments. DCSCA members meet regularly to discuss how the local community is changing; to work with other local groups and organisations to shape the area’s future; and to represent local people's ideas and opinions to outside organisations.

In 2011, DCSCA initiated the Festival of Glass as an annual event linking Drysdale with a major cultural/social event – similar to, for example, Portarlington’s Mussel Festival and Queenscliff’s Music Festival. In particular, the DCSCA committee hopes that the Festival will offer a new and unique showcase to local glass artists, craftspeople and companies; encourage others to establish themselves in the area; and encourage local glass companies, artists and craftspeople to collaborate.

Featured Festival sponsor – Montana’s (i) Fashion and accessories galore!
54 Newcombe Street, Portarlington, Vic 3223           03 5259 1422
Hours: 9.30am – 5.00pm.
In 2017, Montana's Fashion and Accessories will be part of the Festival of Glass Treasure Hunt and the Festival committee is grateful for its support. Montana's is a small fashion boutique selling ladies’ and men’s wear for people from the age of 16 to 116 (!) and in sizes from 8 to 28. The range includes handbags, wallets, jewellery, hats, gloves, belts by Australian and overseas labels and designers. If it’s fashion and accessories you’re after, you’ll find them at Montana’s!

Featured Festival sponsor – Bellarine Sports Medicine (i) Keeping you active, healthy & happy

1 East Street, Drysdale, Vic 3223       03 5251 5724 
Hours: M – Th: 8.00am – 7.00pm.; F: 8.00am – 5.00pm.
The Festival of Glass committee is pleased to welcome Bellarine Sports Medicine as a sponsor of the Treasure Hunt in 2017. It will be their first time in the event and we hope they find it worthwhile.

The Bellarine Sports Medicine team prides itself on delivering the sort of consistent and professional care that keeps their clients active, healthy and happy. The team provides a range of services including physiotherapy, sports medicine, podiatry, exercise physiology and myotherapy. There is a small gym on the premises to help in preventing and managing chronic diseases and injuries such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and arthritis.

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