Artist Jeannie Haughton and Tenby Point resident and boat owner, John Paige trialling lights

HUNDREDS of residents and children in the five townships from Pioneer Bay to Coronet Bay are busily making sculptures and other light-things ready for Luminous Streets starting on April 8.
The first event in the bigger project called, the The Edge of Us, Luminous Streets will link all five towns on the same night with light powered galleries of beautiful community-made artwork.
The special opening of Luminous Streets will take place on the Grantville foreshore from 6.30pm and include a smoking ceremony.
The lights will turn on in every town also from 6.30pm.
There will be different foods available in each town, a bar in Grantville, music, and a fleet of small buses to carry those without transport between the different galleries.
Parking in Grantville is at the Reserve and the short opening ceremony takes place on the foreshore between the Reserve and Pier Road.
People are encouraged to bring a torch and the whole family and wander amongst the luminous displays.
Artistic director Jessica Wilson said Luminous Streets is all about linking people together to build a stronger sense of community – within each town and between the towns.
“It is an especially ambitious idea – to stage events in five towns on the same night. It is because this is such an exciting idea that we were granted Small Towns Transformations funding.”
Luminous Streets is a pilot for a bigger event at the same time in 2018.
The galleries are nearly ready, but there is still time to wander down to one of the Waterline parks to help put them together.
“Come and enjoy the lights. Come and help us make Luminous Streets an event we will all remember.”
Check the website and Facebook pages for updates. Don’t miss this unique event that could only happen here – in the Waterline towns of Western Port.