More than 100 artists have contributed their paintings, ceramics, drawings, photographs, craft and sculptures to this weekend’s Scarborough Art Show.
This is the 15th year for the exhibition, which is run by Scarborough Public School.
Shane Adams, one of the festival’s co-ordinators, said it was a relaxing way for families to spend a few hours of their long weekend.
‘‘It’s a really lovely community event, people have put in a lot of effort to set it up,’’ he said.
As well as art by local and Sydney-based artists, there is an art competition for students from northern Illawarra primary schools around the theme of water. Their art works are judged in three age groups by professional artists.
The weekend also features live music from school groups and local performers, face painting, farmyard animals, craft activities, a jumping castle and food and drink stalls.
All the art is for sale. The art show is the school’s largest fund-raising event and all the profits go back to the school.
The art show is on between 10am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday at Scarborough Public School, just south of the Sea Cliff Bridge. Entry is $5 for adults, $3 for concession card holders and free for children under 13.