Mystery Bay art and craft trail a big success | PHOTOS

The artists and the crafty of Mystery Bay came out in force this long weekend with the first-ever art and craft trail for the township. 

The inaugural Mystery Bay art and craft trail saw more than a dozen residents opening their studios and backyards to show off their own creations, all for sale.

All of the artists donated a portion of their sales to a charity of their choosing. Local resident Oung offered Thai hand massages on the trail, donating all of the proceeds to Community Carers Accommodation South East. 

Lots of others in Mystery Bay made cakes and food too to support the event. Lesley and Robert Lamb supplied coffee, tea and lots of delicious food and the use of their toilet, all for a gold coin donation to the Oncology Department at Moruya Hospital. 

One of the organisers, Rob Golding said it had been a big success and it was hoped another Mystery Bay art and craft trail could be organised for next year. 

“We did estimate that well over 100 people visited the various sites over the weekend and much positive feedback was received from the visitors,” he said. “Some of the participants were very successful  in relation to sales, others not so much. Being a cash only event does inhibit sales a bit. Next year we may experiment with a central Eftpos point. Various charities will be the recipients of a portion of all sales. thats up to the individual sellers. We do need a committee though.”