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It’s time to revisit the creative hub of our region and with good reason. Cooroy Butter Factory Arts centre is where the cool cats hang!\n This community-based arts centre is abuzz with event and shows that are fast tracking it to becoming the most highly sought-after venue\n for performing and visual arts on the Sunshine Coast. 

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Encompassing a pottery studio with ten wheels and two kilns, four gallery spaces for visual art exhibitions and a laneway and breezeway\n perfect for performing arts, music, theatre and fashion shows – this venue screams creativity and cool!

\n

There have been some recent changes in management and with that has brought a new lease on life with the vibe attracting the community into\n this creative and collaborative space. Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre Coordinator Alicia Sharples says the centre is committed to\n opening up the venue to all of the arts and providing a vibrant place for the wider community to enjoy.

\n

The lighting and acoustic in this beautiful building make it an amazing location for events. Recently they hosted a Laneway party with food\n trucks, bar and entertainment and cemented their position as the go-to joint to host a party or show.

\n

Alicia is excited to host her first ticketed event with the venue on 6 Oct at 3pm. 

\n

Talented local singer (and our cover artist) Emma Tomlinson is a young woman living on the spectrum with a voice that just has to be heard.\n She will perform in her operatic style while Cooroy Buttery Factory Arts Centre volunteer and talented acrylics artist Reuben Drake will\n paint live alongside Emma. This spectacular collaboration of voice and visual art is designed to create awareness around mental health\n and young adults and provide an opportunity to connect with community and bridge the gap between the various forms of creativity.

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Tickets are $20 and available at www.butterfactoryartscentre.com.au. 

\n

They will also host their second Knock Off on Friday 2 November which will include live entertainment from Flashback Band, food truck, cash\n bar and an Artisan Fashion Show. The Artisan Store at the venue houses wares from over 35 local artists that will be showcased at the\n Knock Off. 

\n

Volunteers at Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre have been researching local heroes in the region and these very important people will be\n models on the day.

\n

Expressions of interest have also gone out to enter the competition to paint a local hero. Over 35 applications have been received and at\n the event the winning portrait will be displayed.

\n

These events are open to the public and the regulars will vouch for the fact that this is where the cool cats hang out.

\n

With events, exhibitions, workshops and an epic sense of creative community collaboration, the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre welcomes\n you to the centre of FUN!

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When a community hub is as diverse and welcoming as\nthe Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre you just have to\nexplore what’s going on and find a way to get involved.\nCarlie Wacker discovers more.

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The Cool & The Creative

When a community hub is as diverse and welcoming as the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre you just have to explore what’s going on and find a way to get involved. Carlie Wacker discovers more.

It’s time to revisit the creative hub of our region and with good reason. Cooroy Butter Factory Arts centre is where the cool cats hang! This community-based arts centre is abuzz with event and shows that are fast tracking it to becoming the most highly sought-after venue for performing and visual arts on the Sunshine Coast. 

Encompassing a pottery studio with ten wheels and two kilns, four gallery spaces for visual art exhibitions and a laneway and breezeway perfect for performing arts, music, theatre and fashion shows – this venue screams creativity and cool!

There have been some recent changes in management and with that has brought a new lease on life with the vibe attracting the community into this creative and collaborative space. Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre Coordinator Alicia Sharples says the centre is committed to opening up the venue to all of the arts and providing a vibrant place for the wider community to enjoy.

The lighting and acoustic in this beautiful building make it an amazing location for events. Recently they hosted a Laneway party with food trucks, bar and entertainment and cemented their position as the go-to joint to host a party or show.

Alicia is excited to host her first ticketed event with the venue on 6 Oct at 3pm. 

Talented local singer (and our cover artist) Emma Tomlinson is a young woman living on the spectrum with a voice that just has to be heard. She will perform in her operatic style while Cooroy Buttery Factory Arts Centre volunteer and talented acrylics artist Reuben Drake will paint live alongside Emma. This spectacular collaboration of voice and visual art is designed to create awareness around mental health and young adults and provide an opportunity to connect with community and bridge the gap between the various forms of creativity.

Tickets are $20 and available at www.butterfactoryartscentre.com.au. 

They will also host their second Knock Off on Friday 2 November which will include live entertainment from Flashback Band, food truck, cash bar and an Artisan Fashion Show. The Artisan Store at the venue houses wares from over 35 local artists that will be showcased at the Knock Off. 

Volunteers at Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre have been researching local heroes in the region and these very important people will be models on the day.

Expressions of interest have also gone out to enter the competition to paint a local hero. Over 35 applications have been received and at the event the winning portrait will be displayed.

These events are open to the public and the regulars will vouch for the fact that this is where the cool cats hang out.

With events, exhibitions, workshops and an epic sense of creative community collaboration, the Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre welcomes you to the centre of FUN!

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