POP IN: Artist Belinda Reid at the shop, which will be open till the end of October.
POP IN: Artist Belinda Reid at the shop, which will be open till the end of October. Trish Bowman

Success pops up in new visual arts store

THE success and popularity of the new visual arts pop-up shop - For Art's Sake - has surprised organisers and locals alike with sales booming and visitor numbers way beyond expectations.

Organisers and local artists Jet James and Belinda Reid confirmed visitor numbers had been high since the store opened on October 2, with as many as 200 visitors a day coming through the doors.

"We have seen great sales, too, with enthusiastic buyers taking advantage of the works on display. We have sold art to a large number of visitors including people visiting from India, Dubai and New Zealand, as well as to many interstate tourists,” Mr James said.

"We have had a lot of engagement with tourists and the feedback includes that they didn't realise the quality and vibrancy of local art on the Capricorn Coast existed.

"The location has proved to be a great success. The vibrancy of the pop-up display creates an arts vibe that embraces our local identity.”

The pop-up shop For Art's Sake is supported by Keppel Coast Arts and Livingstone Shire Council and will be open until the end of October. To find out more about what's happening at For Art's Sake, check out the Facebook page.



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