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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

I'm a creative at heart - I love reading, I love writing and I love my social media! I spend the majority of my time sipping coffee and finding the next best cafe, but when I get a second off chances are I'll be brunching at my local or running off to whatever event is on that night! During Summer you can find me sipping coffee and tanning down by Burleigh Beach, and in Winter I'll be skiing the slopes of Perisher or buried under a mountain of blankets with chocolate and a good book.