The Castlemaine State Festival Art Auction is one of our main fundraising activities and a great way to support the Festival as well as the many talented artists living and working in the region.

In March 2020, thanks to the generous support of Creative Victoria, this auction will be held online for the first time; art lovers and festival supporters can register via our website from early March and bidding will take place between March 27 and April 5. Some of the work available will be on display throughout Castlemaine from late February.

We have been very lucky to secure the support of some wonderful artists including Richard Baxter, Michael Raftos, Michael Wolfe, Carol Swain, Rona Green, Nicole Quinton, Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, and Melinda Harper. All work will be available to view on our website from late February. All proceeds will go towards the development of local work for our artistic program in 2021.