THE Barraba community has something to look forward to, with the inaugural OctoberFrost arts festival booked in for Saturday, October 9.
Paintings, live music, workshops and theatre productions will be among the day's events, with organisers hoping it will go some way to making up for missing Frost over Barraba last year.
The festival is a collaboration between Frost over Barraba and regional event management service The Market Project.
Convener Jane Harris is excited by the event, and said she expects it to be popular among what she believes is large artistic community in north-west NSW.
"This part of regional NSW has a really strong artistic community, there's lots of people practicing and producing very high quality of works across a whole lot of artforms," she said.
"Frost over Barraba in winter has usually attracted around 500 entries from different artists, so we're expecting to be fully supported by lots of artistic people."
With more than 4000 people attending the larger winter event in 2019, Ms Harris is expecting it will bring a lot of tourists to town.
While OctoberFrost will only run for one day, she is hoping the silo art and new murals around town will make people think of Barraba as a cool, artistic town that is worth returning to.
"The event will provide a fantastic opportunity for artists and makers to showcase and sell their works and we hope visitors from regional NSW will head along to our event and enjoy our wonderful town," she said.
It will last from 9am to 3pm and will utilise several spaces and businesses along the main street.
Much of the festival will be held in outdoor areas in order to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions.
Applications are now open for stalls. The application form and more information can be found on their website.
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