Brian Figg and Des Samson set up for a previous year’s show. Photo: BILL CONROY

THE Bendigo Easter Rotary Art show will celebrate its 50th anniversary in golden style this Easter.

For half a century, the event has provided the opportunity for artists both local and from far afield to showcase their work and sell their paintings.

Artists working in oil, acrylic, pencil and watercolour are always popular with the art buying public.

The artwork is judged and a winner chosen from a variety of categories with an overall best in show winner receiving $2500 in prize money.

Printmakers and artists working in other mediums are also welcome to enter.

Set in Bendigo’s magnificent town hall, the Easter Art Show is one of the premier art shows of the year and an annual highlight of Easter in Bendigo, offering generous prize monies for all category winners.

All paintings must be for sale as this show is one of the major fund raisers for the Rotary Club of Bendigo, and money raised goes to support community projects both locally and overseas.

The art show committee is once again calling on local artists to send in their paintings.

Participating artists will be invited to come to the preview evening on March 29 which promises to be a great night to network with other talented artists and art lovers alike.

Entries close on Wednesday March 21, and interested artists are invited to visit www.bendigorotaryeasterartshow.com and fill in the entry form.