JUST GORGEOUS: The "Precious" wall at Community Arts on Goondoon. Contributed

Crafty Chrissy shopping with Community Arts on Goondoon

IT'S a busy month at Community Arts on Goondoon.

December offers the chance for you to support your community as local artists prepare to show their most "Precious" work at the annual members' exhibition.

The official opening will be held next Saturday, December 15 at 11am.

The exhibition showcases a range of art produced in the region including paintings, prints and drawings, jewellery, textiles, sculptures, ceramics and more.

Just in time for Christmas, it's the perfect opportunity to purchase gifts that are handmade with love and invest in artworks by both emerging and established artists.

Exhibition co-ordinators and volunteers at the centre have been working hard behind the scenes this week to get everything displayed and ready.

The display is exceptional, demonstrating the rich array of talent in the Gladstone art scene.

If you can't make it to the opening of "Precious", the centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm and Saturdays until noon.

Drop in, have a chat and a cuppa with a local artist and explore one of Gladstone's hidden treasures.

Access to the centre is from the carpark behind Katies on Goondoon St with entry from Roseberry St or Central Lane.

BEAUTIFUL ART: Irene Sparks "Precious" work at Community Arts on Goondoon. Contributed