Art comes to City Walk, and your chance to enter

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QUEANBEYAN Art Society president Barry Cranston has sent us some pictures from last year’s QAS Charity Art Show in City Walk in Civic.

Pam Padovan (QAS treasurer,  back) and Belinda Ingram (Vice President) selling a Louis Armstrong portrait
Pam Padovan (QAS treasurer, back) and Belinda Ingram (Vice President) selling a Louis Armstrong portrait

He estimates that 800 people view the Art Show every day in the army tents set up near The Canberra Centre, held annually for a week over Floriade.

The society is a non-profit organisation that holds art exhibitions, competitions and classes at O’Neil’s Cottage, an 1880s brick cottage set on the banks of the Queanbeyan River.

QAS Charity Art Show in City Walk
QAS Charity Art Show in City Walk

But every year they move into the big city and the limelight. As Cranston puts it, “You want get those numbers with an exhibition in a ‘Church Hall’! (You must take it to the people).”

Now’s your last chance to enter you art work. The Citywalk exhibition runs from September 19 to 27 and is open to all artists.

Entries close COB this Friday, September 11. For all details visit or phone Barry Cranston on 0439 392 709 or email

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