BENDIGO businesses will embrace their creative side over the next two weeks as Art in the Streets takes place across the CBD.
Local businesses will showcase the work of 20 regional artists, allowing the artists to share their work in a more accessible way.
Artist Julian Newman has participated in the event for two years.
He said the initiative was a great way for artists to promote their work in the local community.
“Not everyone gets a chance to go to galleries. Even then some people find galleries imposing and intimidating,” he said.
“This way people can enjoy and appreciate art in a comfortable, familiar environment.”
Realism artist, Fiona O’Neil is excited to be a part of Arts in the Streets and believes the exposure will be good for artists and the public alike. “It’s a great idea. You never know who might see your work. It can lead to so many opportunities” she said.
Judy-Ann Cantwell is another artist with work being displayed.
Ms Cantwell said she was nervous to put her work out there but hopes to gain confidence from the experience.
Art in the Streets runs until February 15. For a full list of artists and businesses participating, pick up a guide from the Bendigo Advertiser.