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COLOURFUL: An explosion of coloured dust started the Colobstacle Race at the Get Out Music and Art Festival in Cummins. Photo: Jarrad Delaney
COLOURFUL: An explosion of coloured dust started the Colobstacle Race at the Get Out Music and Art Festival in Cummins. Photo: Jarrad Delaney

Up to 900 people gathered at Cummins Town Oval on Saturday and showed their true colours at the second Get Out Music and Art Festival.

Empowering Lower Eyre Suicide Prevention Network put on a day of live music, market stalls and youth activities with an estimated crowd of between 800-900 people attending throughout the day.

One of the main attractions was the Colobstacle Race, organised by local youth the event saw hundreds of children get covered in coloured chalk and make their way through a preset obstacle course.

Event organiser Emma Gale said it looked like this event was even bigger than last year's with widespread enjoyment seen from people of all ages.

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"It was so great, the smiles on their faces and the fact some went through (the Colobstacle Race) four times just made our day," she said.

"To see them absolutely love it, that's why we do it, to get them outdoors and connecting with each other."

There was something for youth across different age groups, including skating demonstrations and live music, as well as wellbeing activities such as drumming circles.

Mrs Gale said the aim was to be an event by young people for young people, which included providing something for people across a wide age group, from as young as five to up to 20-years-old.

She said as the evening came about more older youth came out for the live music.

"The fact that 20 to 30-year-olds turned up showed we had the right musicians, we had something for them so they didn't feel left out of the day," she said.

"Youth can be a pretty wide age gap so to try to capture everyone can be challenging."

This year's event was made possible thanks to funding from the Department of Human Services' Youth-led COVID-19 Recovery Grants and support from West Coast Youth and Community Support to connect with local youth.

As for future Get Out festivals, Mrs Gale said it would be dependent on youth interest and funding.

"We would love for it be a regular thing it that's what the youth want, we will go back to them now and get feedback," she said.

"If we do bring it back we want to bring it back with (youth) at the front of our minds and at heart.

"What makes Get Out so successful is it's driven by young people for young people."

Mrs Gale said funding would be important to put the event on and hoped community groups and businesses would get on board with sponsorship.