Thursday, April 27, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

The 1920s Returns to Mackay To Celebrate Art Deco Day

Welcome to the Sugar City, where sweet sugar lingers in the air, and you can taste it on the tip of your tongue.

With delicate design and integral artistry, it is no surprise Mackay is home to the Sugar City Art Deco and Modernism Society, an organisation which celebrates and preserves the classic architecture and history of the city.

And for the upcoming World Art Deco Day on Friday, April 28, the Sugar City Art Deco and Modernism Society will be hosting Mackay’s World Art Deco Day, with a lucrative cocktail party at the Ambassador Hotel.

Art Deco Day commemorates the opening of the Exposition Internationale Des Arts Decoratifs et Industrials Moderne in Paris, in 1925, a monumental world fair that highlighted the new modern style of architecture, interior design, art and jewellery.

Celebrating the 1920/30s, this evening also announces the launch of the Sugar City Art Deco and Modernism Guide Book, a dedicated guide highlighting the architecture of Mackay and its history.

Grab your best flapper dress and your fedora and join the cocktail party of the century.

WHAT: Mackay’s World Art Deco Day

WHERE: The Ambassador Hotel

WHEN: Friday, April 28, from 6.30pm


Mackay’s flapper party of the century

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