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LOCAL and visiting artists have a new home in the Whitsundays with the opening of the 3 Little Birds Gallery, in Airlie Beach.

A part of local espresso café, 3 Little Birds Espresso, the space is the vision of local artist and co-owner Joan Hunter, who saw the opportunity to showcase the artistic talents of the Whitsundays.

The new space is located next door to 3 Little Birds Espresso, which also doubles as a shopfront for many local artists to sell their creations.

3 Little Birds Gallery has worked with local artists Angela Vivian and co-owner JHunter Creations, to launch the first gallery event in the space.

An exclusive viewing on Friday, November 4, will give ticket holders the opportunity to purchase the art works on show and meet the artists.

Local artists exhibiting include Agnes Durbet, Brigitte Peel, Courteney Vivian, Jenna Benson, Leah Warren, Nelida Avila-Picossa, Pam Harrison, and creators Angela Vivian and Joan Hunter (JHunter Creations).

Tourism Whitsundays CEO Rick Hamilton said a place for local artists to exhibit their work was a great addition to the Whitsundays.

‘When we look at the offering of the Whitsundays, art is something that is missing for a lot of the year, the new gallery space will give art a home all year round,’ Mr Hamilton said.

3 Little Birds co-owner and artist Joan Hunter said the gallery showing was the result of a lot of hard work put in by the 3 Little Birds team and Angela Vivian.

“Our goal is to add a year-round arts attraction to the Whitsundays, this first showing is just the start!’ said Ms Hunter.

3 Little Birds Gallery will be open to the public on Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6, from 10am – 2pm.

 An exclusive viewing on Friday, November 4, will give ticket holders the opportunity to purchase the art works on show, meet with the artists and enjoy live music by Lucy Sherrington.

Tickets are available at 3littlebirdsespresso.com.au/a-day-in-the-artist-in-airlie or in store at 3 Little Birds Espresso, 2/402 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach.

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