Meet the maker watercolor art classes

Join us at the Granite Belt’s
premier free art event

The countdown has begun for the Granite Belt Art & Craft Trail Open Studio Event. GBART, as we have fondly named it, is a dedication to all things creative and showcases the ever growing talent of artists and artisans who call the Granite Belt home.

You’ll discover a variety of local artisans at GBART 2020 as they exhibit at studios and galleries as well as taking up residence in community spaces. Inspired by the Small Halls Festival, we’ve also invited our beautiful small local community halls to join in the fun.

GBART will now be held as a COVID-sensitive event over one huge weekend: Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November 2020. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of culture, talent, history and artefacts in the region.


We just loved our first GBART experience! Visiting Rosy the watercolour artisan in her converted church was a real highlight. As were the alpaca people!

Brooke, Gold Coast

Getting out and meeting some of the artisans on the Granite Belt was a great weekend with the wife. Loved the alpaca farm and the Mongolian Gier.

Chris, Gold Coast

I am in awe of the intentions and efforts of this team and its volunteers. To be building something of this magnitude – with an open mindedness, for the benefit and inclusion of the entire community is an incredible thing to do.

Louise Jenkins, Granite Belt Artisan

On arriving home my eldest declared that ‘today was the best day ever’ She then proceeded to create her own art trail in our dining room. Thank you to all the organisers and artisans for being willing to inspire the children also.

Sharlene Mawer , Visitor GBART 2109


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18 hours ago


...ssshhhhh ... can you keep a secret .. we have so many amazing artisans on the Trail! 🥰 We are all BURSTING with EXCITEMENT and can't wait to tell you more!
But for now ... thanks everyone so much for your patience, support and assistance. Everyone applying has really had a lovely time and so have the volunteers that helped put the small hall artisan application workshops together!

GBART 2020 here we come 🕺💗
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4 days ago


ATTENTION ALL APPLICANTS waiting for the images to load from their photo shoot last Wednesday. Please, please Wait till they are in your GDrive folder (you got the link to your folders on Tuesday). Please do not load your application until you have everything you need to do it - we know who you are and you will not miss out. Apologies for the delay but we really need your help and co-operation to process applications online or we will not be able to process them quickly enough at this end. Thanks again for you patience - we know who you are we will hold the gate open for you all till they are ready. Please do not split the payment of fees - please work that out among yourselves before you get to the shopping cart - we are a small group of volunteers and we need your help on this. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago


ART LOVERS -who'd LOVE to offer a little
Promote your business in the Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail Open Studios -Trail Map and Programme booklet-

▪️$250 ... ¼ page banner
▪️$500 ... ½ page banner
▪️$1,000 – programme of events will be inserted behind the maps
▪️$2,000. Exclusive sole sponsorship of the map insert both sides with a banner across the bottom of both pages. The
maps will be printed as an a4 size double sided pullout – one for regions and one for in town.
▪️Applications to sponsor open 1 August and Close 14 August 2020

Please contact
👉 Rosy on 0417 727 997

#GBART 2020
3 BIG days
1 HUGE weekend
30 Oct - 1 Nov
-a COVID sensitive event-
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7 days ago


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1 week ago


This whimsical delight donated by Di Spediacci Art is being raffled at the AGM tonight - Thankyou Di ... See MoreSee Less

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