The City of Greater Bendigo is encouraging residents to shop local this Christmas by hosting its own Festive Shopping Night on Thursday at the Bendigo Visitor Centre.
The event will kick off from 4pm and will feature a curated assortment of locally made products and gifts, as well as performances from Bendigo Musician Sherri Parry.
Also present will be local First Nations artists who have contributed to the Living Arts Space Exhibition, Imprint, a display of 13 Bendigo artists print works.
The exhibition will showcase works from local artists Chris Duffy, Dakota Neilson, Lorraine Brigdale and more.
"My body of work at the moment is all about the connection of strength and resilience of First Nations people," Yorta Yorta artist Lorraine Brigdale said.
"All of my own work is originally produced in my own handmade paints and my own handmade botanicals."
Visitor services manager Jemma Docherty said the Imprint exhibition is a way to support artists as they continue to recover from the pandemic.
"The financial impact on those artists and their livelihoods has been significant as many have had cancelled and postponed exhibitions," Ms Docherty said.
The costs of the prints range anywhere from $40 to $100.
"We're trying to provide an opportunity for the community to have access to local artists' work at an affordable price point for Christmas gift giving," Ms Docherty added.
"This is a great way to support our local creatives, producers and makers and buy unique gifts."
For those that can't make it the prints are also available online here.
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