BDFAS will hold its sixth annual art exhibition in the ballroom of the Gran Hotel Benahavís on Sunday 4 February. The exhibition 'Art in Action' allows all visitors to take part, questioning the artists or having a go themselves.
Over 30 artists will be showing their work and will welcome the chance to talk about their ideas, inspiration and techniques. There will also be opportunities for art lovers to try their hand at throwing pots with Totem Ceramics or to join the local San Pedro Art Group while sipping a glass of wine and dipping into paint to compose a multiple image.
For the more literary inclined there is a writers corner where you can enter the 'Start A Novel' competition.
This year BDFAS - or The Arts Society Benahavís, as it is now called - is focusing its attention on attracting young people to the exhibition; the aim is to encourage youngsters to enjoy themselves and see the arts as an enriching activity.
The Young Artists' Competition, involving four international schools, will be displaying the contestants'works , all on the theme of the society's coming lectures. As well as the cash prizes donated by FIMMO Car Gallery, the winner will have his or her picture printed on the cover of The Arts Society's lecture programme for next year. The three judges include Denise Topolski, Head of Young Arts at The Arts Society's head office in London.
New this year will be a free Painting and Craft Workshop conducted by one of Estepona's favourite artists and muralists, Francisco Alarcón. There will also be a performance at 2pm by the rock band Devils in the Sky, made up of youngsters (the drummer is ten years old) from San Pedro and Benahavís.
For the more daring youngsters there will be a set of Virtual Reality Pods to try, showing films and interactive adventures.