Artwalk celebrates 20 years
Sep 8, 2013 / 1:19 pm
Lake Country ArtWalk celebrated 20 years of community art this weekend.
The two-day festival – the largest of its kind in the BC Interior - showcases original works of art and live performances created by visual and performing artists living in the Okanagan Valley.
More than 300 artists of all media exhibited over 3000 original works to 7000 visitors.
As part of the festival, Creekside Theatre hosted the highly anticipated production of Johnny Vallis: A Tribute to Buddy Holly, on Saturday September 7th, 7:30pm.
Special 20th anniversary events included a Hawaiian Style Quilt Show, an artist Paint-Off, a Quick Draw competition and auction, time-lapse photography, chalk art, and more.
ArtWalk began under the leadership of Jody Lafontaine at Holiday Park Resort in 1994. For the last 15 years, ArtWalk has taken place at Lake Country Community Complex and has been organized entirely by volunteers, with the support of the municipality of Lake Country and sponsors.
ArtWalk’s mandate is to support the artists of the Okanagan, to provide the latest and best artworks to view, buy and enjoy, and to provide a great family-friendly arts festival.
Proceeds from ArtWalk go to supporting the arts in the community.
For more information, please visit this website.
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