Winter is normally a great time to spend days indoors and away from the cold but not for Maitland locals who enjoyed an unseasonably warm weekend for the Aroma Festival.

Not only was the weekend a buzz of coffee and chocolate, but this year’s festival was also a prime time to celebrate the local creative art scene.

The Hunter Arts Network (HAN) held its inaugural Art Bazaar pop up sale that was held on the Saturday from 10am-3pm.

Arts and crafts filled the shared zone of the Levee and the area was bursting with color. It was a vibrant, eclectic mix of all the creative fields that you could imagine.
In general terms it was a beautiful collection of art and craft for old and young alike to enjoy and appreciate and it was a real highlight of the local talent and enthusiasm for the art movement.