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Kilmore Art Expo returns on April 21 to 23 for its annual event featuring a huge range of artworks to view, enjoy and buy.

At the Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall, the expo celebrates the best of local art and culture alongside the work of established and well-recognised artists from across Victoria.

The expo has been running since 2008 and offers more than $8000 in prizes across all media.

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This year’s expo will showcases a wide variety of art forms and styles, with a range of quality paintings, photography, sculpture and for the first time this year, digital art.

Expo director Cheryl Eve said the expo attracted entries from some exceptional artists.

“I am thrilled that this year the exhibition also features dozens of youth entries, from artists six years through to 18 years of age,” she said.

“The variety and range of work on display demonstrates the emerging artistic talent in our local area. This is your opportunity to support and encourage these young artists.”

The preview night on Friday, April 21 will feature local guitarist, singer and songwriter Grace Frost performing on stage.

The focus of the evening is the presentation of major art awards to winning artists by sponsors.

“Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to see all of the award-winning art and to meet the artists, while enjoying live music, wonderful food, drinks and good company,” Ms Eve said.

Admission to the preview night is $25 and tickets are available at the door.

The exhibition continues all weekend, from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Organisers encourage people to invite their family, friends or neighbours to enjoy the exhibition and to have lunch, or coffee and cake, at the café in the exhibition hall.

Several art society members will be available to guide people through the exhibition and answer specific questions if help is needed.

There is also a door prize, people’s choice award and a major raffle draw.

Admission to the expo is $8, concession $4 and children 16 and under are free, with ticket available at the door.

For more information visit www.kilmoreartexpo.com.au where people can also view artwork by selecting ‘galleries’.

Another major event in Kilmore that weekend is the Kilmore Regional Busking Championships on Saturday, April 22.

Fun and family-friendly entertainment will be dotted along Sydney Street from 9.30am to 3pm.

All the street entertainment is free and buskers are rewarded with various category prizes.

As well as enjoying free music, magic and other performances, people can purchase cards to give to the performers of their choice, with cards tallied for a people’s choice award.

The day finishes with a free finals concert, from 4pm to 6pm at the John Kelly Pavilion, Kilmore Racing Club, East Street, Kilmore.

For more information visit www.rscm.org.au/project-busking.

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