About the Somers Arts Fair

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Background

The Somers Arts Fair—now in its 14th year—is held in the beautiful coastal village of Somers on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. It is Somers Primary School’s most important annual fundraising event. Our Arts Fairs were established in 2003 to highlight the wealth of talented artists and creative people in our community, to foster interest in various art forms and to bring the community together for a wonderful family-orientated day. Visitors to the Somers Arts Fair can view and be tempted by the amazing artwork in the art exhibition and the wonderful array of outdoor sculptures and totem poles that are displayed within the School grounds. Participants can whet their own creative appetite by participating in hands-on creative workshops led by talented artists, or simply relax and be entertained by a diverse line-up of talented local musicians. 

At 2:00 pm the main event of the day – the art auction – takes place at the Old School House featuring beautiful artwork donated by renowned artists. The totem poles are a distinctive feature of the auction, with many local artists creating these highly sought after artworks. 

Throughout the day there will be a variety of gourmet foods and homemade cakes on offer, local Mornington Peninsula wine, beer, great coffee and many country fair activities including children’s games, a wide range of craft market stalls and more.

The Somers Arts Fair is overseen by a committee of volunteer parents and staff of Somers Primary School.

Proudly supported by
Diamond Sponsor:

Arts Fair revenue

Through the funds raised, the Somers Arts Fairs have enabled Somers Primary School to provide an extensive curriculum and crucial infrastructure normally prohibitive for a school of its size. The Arts Fair is the essential way we raise money to supplement government funding.

Funds raised have contributed to:

  • Infrastructure and facilities, including a large fixed shade structure, maintenance of the Old School House, reverse cycle air-conditioning to senior classrooms and fencing;
  • Teaching and learning resources, including interactive whiteboards, laptop computers, 3D printer, science equipment, Lego Robotics equipment, reading materials, dictionaries, atlases, book circle and guided reading books, laminators, binders and slicers;
  • Playground equipment and a large new sandpit;
  • Sporting equipment and sports uniforms;
  • Art program;
  • Music program;
  • Photography program, including cameras;
  • Student support programs;
  • Gifted and talented education programs;
  • Landscaping of school grounds;
  • Sound and display equipment; and
  • Storage.

Getting there

Somers Primary School
87 Camp Hill Road
Somers  VIC  3927

Melways reference: 194 C10

 

Parking

Limited parking is available to the front of the school at 87 Camp Hill Road. Patrons are advised to park in neighbouring streets or at RW Stone Reserve, 68 Camp Hill Road (a short walk from the school).

Public transport to and from Somers

The route 782 and 783 public bus travels through Somers on a regular basis. A timetable is available here.

ATM Machine

We have two ATM machines located opposite the school office, at the bottom of the ramp.


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