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The 2024 Kilmore Art Expo is a must visit event, with over 350 exhibits, including quality paintings, breathtaking photography, digital art and creative sculpture.

The Expo is held over three days, 12 to 14 April at the Memorial Hall in Kilmore. The Preview and Award Night is from 6.30pm on Friday and Exhibition Hours are 10am to 4pm on Saturday 13 April and 10am to 3.30pm on Sunday 14 April.

This is year the expo is celebrating its sixteenth show, an event that is very highly regarded by both artists and visitors.

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Expo Director Cheryl Eve said that the Kilmore Art Expo is known for having a wide and generous range of Art Awards in many categories and attracts artists from metro Melbourne, regional Victoria and even interstate.

“Come along and share the experience, enjoy the artwork and perhaps buy your favourite piece,” Ms Eve said.

Preview Night opens at 6.30pm on Friday, April 12 and the presentation of Awards start at 7.30pm.

This is an opportunity to see the award-winning art, meet the artists and enjoy live music, wonderful food, drinks and great company.

“On Saturday or Sunday, there is an opportunity to meet a friend and have a relaxing lunch or a coffee as well as viewing the exhibition. There is variety of delicious food and drinks on offer at the Café in the Hall. Buy a glass of wine to drink while you wander around admiring the artwork and don’t forget to vote for the artwork you like the best, as the artist with the highest number of votes receives the People’s Choice Award,” Ms Eve added.

The entry of $8 (or $4 concession) gives attendees a catalogue, a chance to win the door prize and an opportunity to buy tickets for the 2024 Kilmore Art Expo Raffle Prize, This year’s prize is a landscape watercolour painting by well-known and respected artist Herman Pekel.

The painting is fully framed, is valued at $3,500 and it will be displayed in the foyer over the weekend and drawn on Sunday afternoon at 3pm.

The celebration of the art, history and culture of Kilmore continues for the whole weekend with a bagpipe player outside the Memorial Hall on Saturday morning and on Saturday a variety of talented performance/busking artists compete in the Kilmore Regional Busking Championships.

Vote for a favourite and then head off to Kilmore Trackside for a free concert by the winners in the Busking Finals Concert from 4:30 to 6:30pm.

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