Rotary Club of Allora president Andrew Westerman with artist Jill Birtwistle who painted two canvases with Sue Keong for Christmas celebrations in Allora on Saturday night.
Rotary Club of Allora president Andrew Westerman with artist Jill Birtwistle who painted two canvases with Sue Keong for Christmas celebrations in Allora on Saturday night. Jayden Brown

Artists paint scene for Allora Carols

CHRISTMAS is coming to Allora early on Saturday night, combining the heavenly voices of choirs and the painting talents of artists from around the Southern Downs.

The Allora Creekside Carols under the stars will feature works from local artists, who have all pitched in to paint the scene for Christmas at the Best Little Town on the Downs.

Warwick artists Sue Keong and Jill Birtwistle were asked to do two canvases for the event, portraying a very Allora Christmas.

Mrs Birtwistle said the design of the canvases was Sue's idea."It just came to her mind," she said.

"They took a day or two to complete - it was really a joint effort between myself and Sue."

Rotary Club of Allora president Andrew Westerman took delivery of the paintings last week, with the group co-hosting Saturday night's carols.

"We're getting artworks done by a number of artists, including people in Allora and the schools," he said.

"The plan is to display these artworks at the carols, with many ideas including to put them along one side of the stage."

The carols will kick off in Dalrymple Park at 6.30pm.



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