This artwork by local artist Maureen Runge titled ‘Have you heard the latest?’ is the prize in the Kilmore Art Expo raffle. ​

The raffle prize for this weekend’s Kilmore Art Expo is a watercolour by local artist Maureen Runge titled ‘Have you heard the latest?’

Valued at $1500, the framed painting measures 99cm by 79cm and can by won by purchasing raffle tickets during the expo.

Tickets will be available at Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall from Friday to Sunday and cost $5 for three tickets or $10 for seven tickets.

The raffle will be drawn at 3pm on Sunday at the hall and the winner will be notified by phone.

Kilmore Art Expo director Cheryl Eve said she and the expo committee were ‘extremely grateful to Maureen for her generous donation of [a] beautiful painting’.

Running since 2008, the Kilmore Art Expo is one of regional Victoria’s most highly regarded art shows.

The expo is a joint venture between the Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell and the Kilmore Art Society, and will showcase a wide range of paintings, sculpture, photography and digital art.

Ms Eve said people were welcome to view, enjoy and buy the artwork on offer.

“The Kilmore Art Expo is well known for having a wide and generous range of awards in many categories and attracts some of the leading artists in this region, as well as metro Melbourne and even interstate,” she said.

A preview night on Friday is from 6.30pm and opens the exhibition. Local guitarist, singer and songwriter Grace Frost will perform during the evening.

Entry is $25 for adults and $5 for children, tickets are available at the door.

Exhibition hours are 10am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with $8 entry and $4 concession tickets, with children 16 years and under entering free.

Food and drink will be available for purchase at the hall throughout the weekend.

Viewers can also vote for a people’s choice award, which will be awarded to the winning artist on Sunday at 3.30pm.

The expo is run concurrently with the Kilmore Regional Busking Championships, which will be hosted along Sydney Street on Saturday.