Like a lot of events, Jervis Bay's Seachange Festival has been thrown challenges with the bushfires and COVID-19.
The event had been planned three times since September 2019, but when faced between the choice of having no festival or going online, organisers pushed ahead.
"Because our sponsorship base comes from tourism-related businesses, we had to change the festival, it was going to be a much smaller physical festival but then with COVID going online was relativity straightforward really," she said.
"Given we couldn't have a physical audience we wanted to support the arts community as much as we could so it was about giving the artists an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work in a well-designed environment."
The community support for the festival has been strong, with online art sales well exceeding expectations.
"We've had double the sales already online than we had at the physical exhibition last year, so both artists and virtual visitors have responded really well to what we've done."
Unsurprisingly, the recent bushfires have featured in a number of this year's artwork.
Of those artists is Chris Jansch, who lives at Fisherman's Paradise and lost everything including his house, studio and artworks to the Currowan fire.
His exhibited works record the traumatic experiences of being directly affected by the devastating bushfires at Conjola Park on New Year's Eve.
Jervis Bay and Basin Arts, the non-for-profit organisation who runs the arts festival, received funding from council's Bushfire Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund, which has help allow the event to still go ahead.
The exhibition, which runs from until September 30 can be viewed online at seechangefestival.net.au, voting for the people's choice artwork is open til August 31.