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It's a (ART) wrap!

We wrapped up our first Beaufort Street Art Market last Sunday and are delighted to announce that The City of Vincent Council passed a proposal that will see this as a PERMANENT monthly event.  So save the FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH between 9.00am and 1.00pm and make it a regular part of your sojurns down to the Beaufort strip.

Stalls abounding!

We had Artisan Stalls, we had Suitcasers and we had artists hanging their work on our Fence Gallery!

Now it's confirmed we're going to be a permanent fixture on all the 'Things to Do' Perth calendar events, we're changing the layout slightly to incorporate space for a few more Artisan Stalls and Suitcasers.

Artisan Stalls will be selected under a curation guideline so get your expressions of interest in for future markets - applications will be refreshed on a monthly basis to allow plenty of variety for everyone.

Lesley Thomas


or call  0403 220 921

The Mayor is a bit of a caricature!

At the Beaufort Street Art Market last Sunday - Mayor John Carey and Chewy with Joe Filocamo in a live sitting for their caricatures!  

It was an excellent day - despite some sneaky inclement weather.  (We had ordered fine with no showers until after 2.00pm but someone wasn't listening*!*)  So we had a few showers and it did keep some artists from hanging their work on the Fence Gallery - but it didn't spoil the day.  We had plenty of people, plenty of happy stall holders, plenty of sales! 

We're pretty excited and now looking forward to the next one - save the date - Sunday 5th October.


Well we did lose the lawn!  It disappeared mysteriously overnight and we got left with just a little piece as it went on a strange walk about to - well we're unsure -  only some know where!

But our Suitcasers - in their lawnless Suitcase Park, made do and their wonderful wares also went walking - off to new homes!

Possibly due to some local press about the lawless making us lawnless, the big roll of turf appeared quietly back on Thursday - it must have been on quite a lawnly adventure - and it limped sheepishly into a laneway behind Barlee Street. 

We've dusted it off, and with a sigh of relief for the volunteers who would have had to somehow cough up the $4000 to replace it - we're happy and thankful it's home!

Just cook (book) it!

The Beaufort Street Festival Cookbook is fast becoming a collector's item.  We still have some for sale in Volume 1 and Volume 2 and they will be available at The Beaufort Street Network stall at future Beaufort Street Art Markets.  

We are running a limited special on $25 for the two volume set and if you can't wait for the next Beaufort Street Art Market you can purchase one here.  

Volume 3 is being prepared now for release at 2014 Beaufort Street Festival on the 15th November so keep your eye out for the next edition!

Your new front porch!

Beaufort Street will soon have a great new place for people to meet, relax and enjoy.

The Mary Street Piazza was approved by Council on 9 September 2014. Well done City of Vincent! It will now be professionally designed and built. This will be a community space for decades to come.

The piazza was trialled between 25 July and 8 August 2014. The purpose of the trial was to provide an opportunity for people to see what could be done in the space and assess things like traffic and parking impacts.

The community feedback was fantastic with 87% of the 300 submissions supporting a new public space for Beaufort Street.

These type of public spaces are where social exchanges take place, friends run into each other and cultures and interests mix.  They are like public 'front porches' for our community to interact.  

We are delighted that we will have this designated people space on Beaufort that will help foster an essential link and balance between our local community and the maintaining of commercial vibrancy.

Festival Fings!

* All bands and stalls have been notified of their application status and planning is well under way for the various programmes.

* We hope to get as many community based instrumental, vocal and school groups involved as possible, as well as keen individuals on our various projects.  If you are interested in participating please get in touch with Beaufort Street Festival Project Managers Felicity and Michael via email at info@beaufortstreetfestival.com.au

* Want to keep up with what's what on Festival Fings!?  You can sign up here for The Festival newsletter .



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