Art on the Levee, as the Wagga community know it, has undergone some changes. The artists behind the cause, however, promise it is all for the better.
Open Studio Gallery, previously Art on the Levee has relocated the exhibition to their gallery in Small Street, Wagga.
Do not fear because every Saturday morning you can mingle with the artists, experience the artworks and purchase their paintings.
Bev Harris is one of the longstanding members of the Wagga Art Society.
“I have been a member for over 35 years,” she said.
“I started when my youngest was two and you feel as though you have got to get out of the house and try something new.
“I did drawing at school, but I always knew I would paint one day.”
Ms Harris said she has entered a few art shows, won prizes over the years and made a few sales along the way.
“The art society has changed," she said.
“Technology has made the running of it easier and the building has changed a lot.
“It’s always been busy and always been a pillar of the community.”
Ms Harris said her work is inspired by contemporary style.
“I like to draw flowers and I am inspired by what I see,” she said.
“These days Instagram, art books and Australian artists inspire me. This place is a second home to me, I can’t imagine not having this.”
Jenny Nixon, president of the Wagga Art Society said the building and the club are almost 70 years old.
“This was an old RAAF building which we have renovated over the years,” she said.
“We updated the kitchen and the toilet and we have been running Art on the Levee for at least 10 years.
“We have decided to move it here so we are not subject to the weather.”
Ms Nixon came back to Wagga after living in Talbingo and decided to follow her passion.
“I had a desire to want to paint,” she said.
“There was a lovely group of girls and started painting in 2005. I love beaches, trees, rivers and the natural elements.”
Ms Nixon said all the artists paint differently and no two paintings are the same.
“The friendships that are made here is lovely,” she said.
“Anyone is welcome.”
Ms Nixon said it went from freezing in the winter to boiling in the summer.
“We are comfortable now and we will be here every Saturday,” she said.
Ms Nixon said by opening the studio, community members will be able to see the art in progress and browse the works available for sale.
The gallery will be open every Saturday from 10am to 3pm.