Mandurah artist reflects on involvement with Crab Fest

Emma Blyth has been involved in Crab Fest since the beginning.
Emma Blyth has been involved in Crab Fest since the beginning.

CELEBRATED Mandurah artist Emma Blyth has been involved in the Mandurah Crab Fest since the beginning.

“I’ll never forget the moment way back in 1999 when I was asked to paint the artwork for the very first Mandurah Crab Fest,” she said.

“I was so excited to create an artwork for an event to showcase our beautiful city and of course our good old blue manna crab.

“It has been amazing to see Crab Fest grow from a small idea to one of WA’s most loved festivals.”

Blyth said what made Crab Fest special for her was it was the reason she pursued painting as a career.

“My first Crab Fest poster led to other painting work and I now have my own gallery in Mandurah,” she said.

“Auctioning my original Crab Fest artworks has raised almost $18,000 for various charities including Telethon, Bushfire Appeals and local schools.”

Blyth will have an art marquee on the foreshore at Crab Fest featuring her original artworks, prints and art gifts.

Her gallery in the Smart Street Mall will also be open.

WHAT: Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest
WHERE: Mandurah Foreshore
WHEN: March 17 and 18

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