A 10 day celebration of the arts has kicked off in South East New South Wales, with the River of Art Festival.
The festivities started late last week in the Eurobodalla, with a fashion parade of wearable art, as well as music and dance performances.
Organisers say the festival has attracted new faces, with around 150 more people attending the opening gala than in previous years.
Festival Co-ordinator, Dawn Usher, says it was a successful opening weekend.
"There was lots of music, belly dancing and the Bay Theatre Players did some workshops," she said.
"One of the mythical sea creatures that was produced by the Narooma Oyster Festival Committee was brought up to Moruya and moored on the river.
"So that was pretty spectacular," she said.