The 24th Lake Country Artwalk is set for Sept. 9 and 10. -Image: Lake Country Artwalk

Canadiana theme for Lake Country Artwalk

Canada 150 celebrations marked at 24th Artwalk with Colour Me Canada theme

Inspired by the Canada 150 celebrations, Colour Me Canada is the theme for the 24th edition of the Lake Country Art Walk Saturday, Sept. 9 and Sunday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Featuring art, music and dance, attendees can view over 3,000 works of art with special exhibits dedicated to photography, fibre art, plein air painting and local youth; experience musical and dance performers on four stages, participate in special Canadiana related activities; listen to an art talk or see an art demonstration; purchase works of art by one of over 300 artists participating and let the little ones explore their creative side.

Both the Paint Off Art Competitions, where three artists complete a painting on a specific subject within 15 minutes, and the Quick Draw hour long drawing session are back this year.

Check the daily schedule for times and locations for these audience favourites. These are unique opportunities to see the artist process at work. You can also vote for your favourite artist of the show as ballot boxes will be available at the entrance and your name may be picked for some great prizes.

While in the area, you won’t want to miss the adjunct exhibition at the Lake Country Art Gallery “Are We There Yet? Canadian Roadside Attractions.” This juried show presents over 40 artist perspectives and interpretations on the same theme and runs from Sept. 1 tp 30. Hours are 10:00am-4:00pm.

Art Walk takes place at the Lake Country Community Complex (10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country) and many of the surrounding buildings and courtyards. Take public transit right to the door, or look for parking around the Recreation Centre, where a shuttle bus will assist attendees to the event. Look for the canoes to lead your way. Entrance to Art Walk is just a toonie.

The Lake Country Art Walk is a great opportunity to be inspired, meet artists and purchase some great art. Credit card, cash, cheque and debit transactions are all possible.

Please visit www.lakecountryartwalk.ca for additional details on the Lake Country Artwalk.