Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Cheese, Wine, And Art Auction

Art lovers and passionate community members are invited to a special cheese and wine evening due to be held at the 3 Little Birds Espresso Bar in Airlie Beach tonight.

The evening is dedicated to fundraising for mounting costs needed to facilitate the ongoing legal battle against the approved high-rise development at Port of Airlie.

Local action group, Save Our Foreshore, are heading to the Planning and Environment Court next month to ask that the 47.7-metre high-rise planned for the site is replaced with the three to five storey resort that adheres to the town plan.

Many local artists have shown their support for the cause by donating artwork which will be auctioned at this evening’s event.

A range of artworks are available, including paintings, a voucher for a portrait, ceramic vases, sculptures, a cast iron wall decoration, and a picture framing voucher.

All proceeds will go directly towards paying for upcoming legal costs.

“It will be an auction of a collection of fabulous art and craft works donated by Whitsunday artists, residents and friends of Save Our Foreshore,” said organiser Faye Chapman.

“We would like to thank all those wonderfully talented artists and craftspeople, and individuals who have generously donated works and their time for our auction.  

“Your support is vital for an event such as this. Thanks to you all.”

WHAT: Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Auction

WHEN: Friday, March 31

WHERE: 3 Little Birds Espresso and Creative Arts Hub, Airlie Beach

TIME: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

TICKETS: Entry by donation

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