Art Walk marks milestone

Lake Country arts festival to celebrate colours of Canada

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 more than 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 more than 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.

These are unique opportunities to see the artist process at work.

You can also vote for your favourite artist of the show; 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. 1-30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

Art Walk takes place at the Lake Country Community Complex (10241 Bottom Wood Lake Rd.) and many of the surrounding buildings and courtyards.

Take public transit right to the door, or look for parking around the Winfield Arena, where a shuttle bus will assist attendees to the event. Look for the canoes to lead your way.

Entrance to Art Walk is a toonie.

The Lake Country Art Walk is coordinated by a group of volunteers who meet regularly to plan for and execute the event. Funding for Art Walk is received in part through a grant through Heritage Canada, sponsorships, donations and admissions.

Please visit www.lakecountryartwalk.ca for additional details and to view the online version of the program.