Juniper the Carpenter attempts to jump his biggest fan ’Bob’.
Juniper the Carpenter attempts to jump his biggest fan ’Bob’.

Fraser Coast Streets alive with artists of all kinds

THE Fraser Coast's first Street Life Festival has been hailed a success by an exhausted organiser.

Arts councillor Phil Truscott was "absolutely stuffed" yesterday after a big weekend of performances and entertainment.

STREET LIFE IN FULL COLOUR: Willy and Di Paes and Judy Anderson add some colour to the footpath with their Poppins inspired chalk drawings.
STREET LIFE IN FULL COLOUR: Willy and Di Paes and Judy Anderson add some colour to the footpath with their Poppins inspired chalk drawings. Alistair Brightman BRENDAN BUFI

The weekend had the Fraser Coast soaked in buskers, chalk artists and entertainers.

A highlight for Cr Truscott was the 24 players in the busking competition held in Maryborough yesterday.

Gar MacLeman entertains the crowd.
Gar MacLeman entertains the crowd.

"I don't know how we're going to reduce it down to eight or ten because there's so many talented people," he said.

Judges will have their work cut out with the grand final at 3pm next Sunday at the Brolga Theatre.

Skye Mason-Latoa has her face painted by Georgia Hodges.
Skye Mason-Latoa has her face painted by Georgia Hodges.

Other events also pleased Cr Truscott, who said the event could only get better.

"Yesterday was the first and only wearable arts competition and that was just excellent," he said. "If I'm still in power next year we'll tweak it.

"I've never heard so many positive comments in my whole career as a councillor."

Alex Kunst performs for crowd.
Alex Kunst performs for crowd.

Tickets are still available from the Brolga for this Friday's Rock Icons Dinner at Gatakers Landing.

Attendees can join band members from Australian Crawl and Men at Work for a meal.