Art groups hold weekend events

Art show and fundraiser focus on Similkameen valley artists

Aran Menzies

Aran Menzies

District Arts Council played host to the Young at Art Show at the Gibson House Gallery last weekend, Nov 16 and 17.

Admission was free to the show, which  featured young artists from  five to 18.

Thirty-two entrants had 65 pieces of art on display in  the show.

“We were hoping for more – we want to get the kids involved in art,” said Keremeos and District Arts Council Vice Chair Marty Menzies.

The group is also in the process of putting together a Christmas drawing program for kids using “bells” as the theme.

The program is open to children from one to eight years old.  Applications may be picked up at the library or infocentre.

The  art work will be displayed in village businesses over the holidays.

The South Similkameen Arts Society also put together a fund raising event Friday, November 15 at the Ranch Restaurant.

A dinner and silent auction was followed by an evening of entertainment with performances by local groups which included the   Corner Turtles,  Evan Robillard and Elam and Friends.

 

Funds raised will go to support local arts of all categories.