Preparations are underway to stage the 53rd Bendigo Rotary Easter Art Show.
Show coordinator Brian Figg said the success of past exhibitions is testament to the local arts community.
"We are one of the few art shows that can say they have been able to sell more than 20 per cent of its exhibits.
"That is higher than most other art shows," Mr Figg said.
With capacity for approximately 900 works, Mr Figg encourages people to come and have a look aduring the Easter weekend from April 9 to 13.
"This year we welcome artists from all over, but predominately central Victoria, Melbourne, southern New South Wales and Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.
"We are renowned for the great diversity of media we display and that helps with our selling rate," Mr Figg said.
Artists can share in $9250 in prize money across a range of award categories including best in show, best watercolour, best small image and best drawing.
"We have also introduced six highly commended awards, which have been well received by artists," Mr Figg said.
The show's gala opening is always a popular event, with attendees able to get a first look at the year's exhibits.
"It is a great way to start off the Easter weekend with our gala launch and awards evening.
"There is a $30 entry fee and tickets can be booked through the Bendigo Tourism Office," Mr Figg said of the Thursday, 9 April event at the Bendigo Town Hall.
Mr Figg has been the show's coordinator for years and said it is a challenge.
"Especially the week before Easter, we are receiving as many as 900 paintings from artists that are logged and registered," he said.
This year's resident and demonstrating artist is Bendigo's Carolyn Marrone.
Ms Marrone will have a number of exhibits for sale, as well as painting, demonstrating and engaging with patrons.
"This has proved really popular in the past with aspiring artists and people want to known a little bit more.
"It is a real engagement with the community," Mr Figg said.
The Bendigo Rotary Easter Art Show has become a great way for the Rotary Club of Bendigo to raise money for its community programs.
"We aim to raise $25-30,000 for our community programs," Mr Figg said.
Bendigo Rotary Easter Art Show entries are being accepted until March 27.
You can entry online at bendigoartshow.com.auor by contact Mr Figg at firstname.lastname@example.org
The exhibition is open from 9am to 5pm on Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Sunday and from 9am to 4pm on Easter Monday at the Bendigo Town Hall.
Entry is $5 per adult, with tickets at the door.