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RISE attracts more than 200,000 visitors

RISE attracts more than 200,000 visitors

If you mention the words ‘street art’ in Christchurch at the moment, chances are you will end up visiting the RISE exhibition at Canterbury Museum, but you had better be in quick.

More than 200,000 visitors have experienced the exhibition to-date and with only three weeks left before it closes, visitor numbers at the Museum are expected to peak.

Museum Director Anthony Wright says 201,413 visitors had been recorded when the Museum closed on Sunday 2 March, and explains that they are expecting thousands of visitors over the next few weeks, particularly this weekend with the CPIT Great Art Giveaway taking place.

“A very special treasure hunt is taking place this weekend,” he says. “36 tokens, about the size of a smartphone, will be hidden in the Botanic Gardens. If you’re lucky enough find a token, you can bring it into the Museum and exchange it for one original Milton Springsteen woodblock print at the CPIT Great Art Giveaway exhibit on Level 1. There’s $5000 worth of artwork up for grabs – first in, first served!”

Proudly sponsored by CPIT and organised by George Shaw of Oi YOU!, the CPIT Great Art Giveaway is expected to attract hundreds of people from throughout Christchurch.

RISE at Canterbury Museum closes Sunday 23 March. For more information, see www.canterburymuseum.com, www.oiyou.co.nz or www.cpit.ac.nz


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