|Screen grab of the interactive online map|
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
A lovely set of numbers!
The 2017 Festival of Glass Treasure Hunt has attracted a greater number and diversity of local businesses than last year’s ... and there are still two months before the Treasure Hunt starts!
Diane Schofield’s Treasure Hunt team has worked hard and long to sign up twenty eight businesses from Drysdale, Clifton Springs, Curlewis and Portarlington – up from the twenty Drysdale businesses in the 2016 event.
“Everyone’s a winner in our Treasure Hunt”, said Schofield. “Participating local businesses can increase their custom, local glass artists can increase their public profile and, of course, local Treasure Hunters can win beautiful glass art as prizes.”
Each local businesses in the Treasure Hunt will display a piece of glass art it commissioned from a local glass artist and these pieces will be major prizes in the Treasure Hunt draw.
“Businesses in the 2016 Treasure Hunt spoke very positively about their experience”, said Schofield, “and their comments convinced other business to join the 2017 event.”
Pirates never had it this easy!
From January 2 2017, Treasure Hunters can identify each participating business via the Treasure Hunt poster in its window and can search for that business’s ‘Tiny Treasure’ – a small glass ornament.
Once a treasure hunter finds a Tiny Treasure, they will receive a stamp on their Treasure Hunt form; and with at least ten stamps, they can enter their form in a draw at the Festival of Glass Expo on Sunday 21 February at Drysdale’s Christian College between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
In a local first, our Treasure Hunters can use an interactive online map to identify businesses in the Treasure Hunt. No more breaking stony ground with a parrot on your shoulder – this is digital digging!
(Once at the site, scroll down to see the map.)
2. Featured Festival sponsor – Rotary Club of Drysdale (i). Making sustainable improvements to local communities
P.O. Box 123, Drysdale 3222, Victoria
Meets: Mondays at 6:30 PM at Clifton Springs Golf Club, 92-94 Clearwater Drive, Clifton Springs, Victoria 3222.
The Rotary Club of Drysdale has been a supporter of the Festival of Glass and is a major sponsor of the “Welcome to Drysdale” mural – a Festival of Glass project that was erected recently in Drysdale’s town square. The Club’s commitment to promoting artistic excellence in the community has also led it to sponsoring one of the Glass Art Awards at each year’s Festival of Glass. The “Second Life” Award, given each year to the artist submitting the best piece of glass art made by recycling glass .... but more of that later!
Get the latest Festival news
On the web site: www.festivalofglass.net.au
On the blog (you’re here!): http://festivalofglass.blogspot.com
Volunteering at the Festival
Our “Friends of the Festival” online newsletter gives the latest Festival news specifically for our volunteers. To become a Friend of the Festival, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Put “Festival Friends” in the subject bar and put your name and address in the body of the e-mail.