Festival of Glass Treasure Hunt
One of my favourite events of the year is the Festival of Glass, held in Drysdale, Victoria on the third Sunday of February. This year the Festival has started a new event that involves lots of local businesses – the Festival of Glass Treasure Hunt.
Businesses in Drysdale and surrounding areas commissioned glass artists to make works of art, ranging from $10 to several hundred dollars. All of the commissioned pieces are currently on display in each of the participating businesses and can be won by anyone participating in the Treasure Hunt. You can view the prizes here – there’s certainly a variety to be won. Along with these major works of art, there are also 21 small glass treasures hidden in each business.
To enter the competition, you can either pick up an entry form from a participating business or download one here. You need to visit at least 10 of the businesses, find the hidden little treasure and then have your entry form stamped. In some businesses, you also need to make a small purchase or be a regular customer. The entry form then needs to be submitted to the FoG table during the Festival of Glass Expo on February 21st before 2pm. While you’re there you can also look out for my stall and come visit :)
I was lucky enough to be commissioned to make two pieces of art. For my pieces, I could design anything I liked as long as it was within a certain price range. After much consideration, I decided to use the Festival of Glass colours of black, ivory, yellow, orange and red to create my pieces. My round bowl is at the Drysdale Physio and Sports Clinic and my square platter is at the Bellarine Veterinary Practice.
Not only am I looking forward to participating in the Festival of Glass this year, I can’t wait to find out who wins my pieces.