Kilmore Art Expo will include categories for sculptures, photography and traditional painting at this year's event on April 22-24.

Residents will have a chance to view inspiring works from artists across the region and beyond at this month’s Kilmore Art Expo.

The expo has retained last year’s popular sculpture category in addition to its traditional painting and photography categories, with a range of prizes on offer for each section.

Organisers have seen a steady stream of entries for the expo, which will begin with a preview night at Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall at 6.30pm on Friday, April 22 and continue from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The preview night will afford patrons a chance to view award-winning art, meet the artists and enjoy live music, food, drinks and good company.

People can find more information to buy tickets for the preview night by visiting kilmoreartexpo.com.

The expo will feature an eclectic range of artworks, with dozens of awards across a range of categories and entries including professional artists and students.

In total the art prizes are valued at more than $8500, including best painting in show, best photograph and best sculpture.

People can view, enjoy and buy artwork during the whole weekend and the admission fee of $8 or $4 concession includes a catalogue, a door prize ticket, a people’s choice award vote and an opportunity to win the valuable art raffle prize.

Lunch will be for sale at Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall, and people can eat at the expo or take the food out into in the parks and lawns surrounding the hall.

Children 16 and under and students can view the expo free of charge.

People wanting more information on the expo can visit www.kilmoreartexpo.com or call Andrea Willis on 0428 410 041.