Collie's Festiv Arty a huge success

The history and mystery arts festival, Festiv Arty which ran for 10 days throughout September has deemed a success for yet another year, festival coordinators said. 

This year’s festival was sponsored by local businesses, the Shire of Collie, Griffin Lanco and the Bendigo Bank.

Festiv Arty coordinators Lisa Gillespie and Tamsin Emmett said they had received “great feedback” from the community and people who attended the various workshops and events. 

“We have had so many highlights this year with the astronomy night at the Allanson Oval, the murder on the Collie express at the Goods Shed, the workshops were sold out,” Ms Gillespie said. 

“The kids that attended the silent disco had a fantastic time too, as did the families that went to the night at the museum. The Street Fair is always a huge event with families, we had over 30 stall holders attend, face painting, climbing wall, trampolines and the mini golf was new and very popular.” 

She said after years of hard work Ms Emmett and herself were retiring from organising the event.