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GC Word on the Street #80

Play, Paint, Create!

Unleash your arty side... We're celebrating all things creative, and Blues on Broadbeach is back to kick it all off! Start your weekend off at the Coast's biggest free music festival (yes, I said free!), then make your way to the Home of the Arts to experience their newest Art Exhibition, showcasing all the best of the Coast. Get inspired by the sights and sounds of the Coast, then grab your girlfriends and unleash your creative talent in The Craft Parlour's latest pillow painting session. Looking for something different this weekend? The Gold Coast has it all!

New Art Exhibition | Home of the Arts

Introducing the new and improved Gold Coast! No longer are we just known for our surf, sand and schoolies, but 20th century artists have repainted our image (literally), bringing to light the lush hinterland, pristine beaches and vibrant lifestyle that helps the Gold Coast to stand out. Running from May 12th to June 10th at the Home of the Arts, 'We Are Gold Coast' showcases the best of the Gold Coast, highlighting its past and present through local and international works of art.

Blues on Broadbeach | May 17-20th

Did someone say free music Festival!? 16 years after it first began, Blues on Broadbeach is back for yet another year, bringing with it a wealth of artists that make Blues on Broadbeach one of the Gold Coast's biggest events. Running from May 17th - 20th (so this weekend!), Broadbeach will be welcoming artists such as Robert Cray, The Screaming Jets, Lloyd Spiegel and many more to the stage in The Oasis, where they'll perform while you sip whiskey and snack on gyoza until the sun goes down over the pristine Kurrawa Beach. Got nothing to do this weekend? Broadbeach has you covered!

Pillowcase Painting | May 27th @ The Craft Parlour

Want to decorate your house with pillows, but can't find the perfect pattern in store? Or just want to learn something new? Grab a friend and a car load of cushions and head to The Craft Parlour on May 27th, where you'll learn how to craft patterns into blocks and print just about any pattern your heart desires! For $125 you'll be taught all of the tricks to the trade in their intimate and easy classes, and you'll go home with cute pillows and plenty of creative new ideas... All you have to do is get crafty!

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

For as long as I can remember I’ve had a passion for all things creative, and so when it came time to choosing my degree it was only natural that I gravitated towards studying Creative Writing at Griffith University. I’m in my final year of University now and plan to graduate in November, but when I’m not out at University you’ll often find me curled up in some secluded corner of my house with headphones and a good book or brewing coffees down at my local Café. Occasionally you can also find me outside with my partner, family or dog, but only when the weather is warm enough. I love the rain and cold weather, but only if it’s outside and I’m inside. Born and raised on the Gold Coast, good beaches, good vibes and good company are some of my favourite things in life.