Milestone for Arts and Plants

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An important milestone for Alpine Energy and the Geraldine Arts and Plants Festival will be recognised at this year’s event.

The 2017 festival will be the 20th consecutive year South Canterbury community-owned and operated lines company Alpine Energy has supported the event through its sponsorship programme.

In recognition of the long-standing association, Alpine Energy is displaying the 20 pieces of art purchased over its 20-year sponsorship of the community event.

The festival, being held from the evening of November 16 to November 19, features live music, two market days (Friday and Saturday) and an art and photography exhibition.

Alpine Energy corporate services manager Michael Boorer says the longevity of the sponsorship is a testament to the fabulous work by the Geraldine community which has grown the event into a nationally regarded festival.

“The 20 year anniversary is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the community-owned artwork. The pieces are part of Alpine and the festival’s history.”

The 20 works of art will join the 100 plus pieces on display at the Geraldine Primary School Hall.

Festival chairman John Rule says without sponsorship the event would not be the success it is today.

“We’re just so appreciative of the assistance we get. If it wasn’t for Alpine’s support I strongly believe the art and photographic aspect of the event would not happen, or would struggle to be the success it currently is.”

Over the last five years, Alpine Energy has given close to $2m to the South Canterbury community through its sponsorship and personal development programmes.

The festival:

the 29th consecutive year of the Arts and Plants Festival in Geraldine.

festival starts on Thursday 16 November, commencing at 7.00pm with the official opening.

arts and photographic exhibition, which includes the Alpine Energy exhibition, opens Thursday 16 November at 7.00pm and closes on the Sunday at 3.00pm.

110 stalls on Friday 17 November during boulevard day

where most shops in Geraldine will be open. There will be stalls down at the domain and headline entertainment.