Imagine letting 12 of Australia’s best street artists loose to create whatever the f they want? Well, friends, that's exactly what is going down this April at Robina Town Centre. Allow us to introduce you to DETOUR Street Art Festival: a walk-through interactive art installation that will take place over an epic (and v aesthetic) two weeks. The visual arts spectacle will showcase the best of the Gold Coast’s street art scene with 12 vivid street-art masterpieces sprinkled throughout the shopping center. Think: local artists creating masterpieces live right before your eyes, like John Kaye, Kiel Tillman, Mike Shankster and Luke Day (to name a few) plus international street art legend, Sofles. So yeah, it's kind of a big deal.
Reward all that hard work soaking up the arts with a trip to The Live Lawn for an epic pop-up bar (you’re welcome) that will be pumping from 10am daily, with performances from some of the Gold Coast’s most talented entertainers. The pop-up bar is all thanks to Malthouse and Coopers and will have drinks flowing every day from 11am. So put your feet up and crack open a cold one while you soak up the best of the Gold Coast’s art, music and culture. 99% sure this is what heaven looks like.
Oh, and they haven’t forgotten the kids. If you have young ones, let them put their hands and imagination to work in The Mini Art Lab. In partnership with Ironlak, kids can get artsy under the guidance of famed Brisbane artist, Lauren Carney of Dizzy Little Dotty. The pop-up art lab will also be in centre from 3rd to 15th April from 10am to 3pm daily.
What: DETOUR Street Art Festival
When: Tuesday 3 to Sunday 15 April; 10am to 3pm
Where: Robina Town Centre, Town Centre Drive, Robina
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