By Louise Starkey.
Edited for online by Paige Hasaballah.
The inner-city Brisbane suburb of Kelvin Grove will come alive with the festivity of creativity this weekend.
Event organiser Michaele Minx says it is a great way to get creative people together and establish a real sense of creative community.
“The festival is really to promote all the creatives in the area, so all the kids you’ve got going to the colleges such as QUT, but then it was also for creativity full stop because we don’t have a lot of celebration of creativity in Brisbane,” she said.
“We have the markets fair every Saturday as it is and that brings a wonderful sense of community as it is, so this is really just going ahead and taking everything a step further.”
Ms Minx says it will be a chance for people to show off their creativity and what they are currently working on to the broader community.
“We’ve got together with mostly the kids from QUT and Kelvin Grove State College and just said ‘look everybody come and showcase what you do’,” she said.
Local Councillor Vicki Howard says she is delighted to be part of the festival.
“Our action was able to fund just over $4,000 from the central Lord Mayor’s suburban initiative fund to make this event happen and I believe this will contribute to that vision for central board to be recognised as the leading creative hub of Brisbane,” she said.
Cr Howard will have her own stall at the festival and urges members of the community to come along, get involved and say hello.
The Kelvin Grove Creative Festival will run from 10am – 2pm this Saturday at the Urban Village in the Queensland University of Technology’s Kelvin Grove campus.