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Mission Arts Soldiers On

The creative precinct at Mission Beach is being stirred not shaken as construction work continues next door to Mission Arts on the state-of-the-art Mission Beach Aquatic Facility (MBAF).

The inconvenience that the works are creating for the Mission Beach Community Art Centre (Mission Arts) is short term for long term gain. The centre will reap the benefits in 2018 from the increased amount of people frequenting the entire precinct in MARCS Park. The MBAF is on schedule and slated for a June 2018 grand opening.

“The construction work is noisy and I would much prefer the laughter of children over the noise generated by excavation works but that’s life. We’ll be very happy when the centre opens as it will encourage more people to drop in,” said Carol Giuliany, Mission Arts Committee Member.

It is business as usual for Mission Arts which is the largest Community Arts Centre north of Townsville.

“In the lead up to Christmas we have a wonderful exhibition running that includes art works by a multitude of local artists who were invited to bring in smaller works that are ideal for Christmas gifts,” said Wanda Lowe, Mission Arts Committee Member.

The main shop sells an array of local artistic works including pottery, glassware, paintings, unique jewellery and wearable art.

The centre will trade over the Christmas period to accommodate the influx of tourists that are attracted to the area. Opening hours are daily from 10:00am until 2:00pm except Christmas Day (25 Dec) and New Year’s Day (1 Jan).