Splashing out at artsfest

ALEX McWilliam is on a quest to make an annual pilgrimage to the Clarence Valley.

The Brisbane real estate agent was in the Valley last year for Grafton Artsfest and enjoyed himself so much he has already booked in for this year's event in October.

“My boys used to come down here to compete in rowing regattas. We had a great time,” he said.

“The thing I find interesting about Grafton is that there seems to be a lot of volunteers who run things for no reward, people like Fay Boyd, the co-ordinator of Artsfest.”

Mr McWilliam - an amateur water colourist - has booked to do another Artsfest water-colour course with well-known painter, Nick Canosa.

“The thing I love about Artsfest is the diversity of the courses and the quality of the tutors. It's truly an amazing operation and the whole way it's run is fantastic,” he said.

Mr McWilliam was in the Valley this week on business.

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