The paintings of world-class artist Bonny Roberts, who is a Keremeos resident, will be on display at the first annual Keremeos Art Walk next weekend. (Contributed)

Local artists hold first annual Keremeos Art Walk

Painter Bonny Roberts hopes to make Keremeos’ first art walk an annual event

Keremeos may be known as the fruit stand and organic capital of Canada, but it is also a mecca for artists.

In a town that’s brimming with so much artistic talent, there has never been a formal art walk—until now.

From Aug. 24 to 25, artists working in a wide range of genres will open their private studios to display their art for free to the public.

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One such artist is world-class painter Bonny Roberts, who is organizing the two-day event. Roberts has been an accomplished artist for most of her life.

“I think everybody should have a little bit to do with art, especially if they have artists in their community,” said Roberts, 73. “I’m hoping it will become sort of a bigger deal.”

Both visitors and residents will get the chance to meet with these local artists. It will be a great opportunity to get to know them while experiencing their work, reads a media release.

The Ferdinand Art Gallery is also participating by headlining the work of Roberts and painter Peggie Collins.

The gallery is attached to the flamboyant, roadside gift shop, One-Eyed Budgie.

At the gallery, visitors will discover colourful and quirky cement critters and an extensive line of humorous handmade wood signs, furniture and crates created.

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After relocating to Keremeos and having immersed herself in the local art culture, Roberts has initiated a more inclusive event comprised of local artists, the release says.

Some artists will be joining Roberts in her private gallery, while others will be showing their art collectively in nearby private galleries.

The inaugural Keremeos Art walk will cover areas in the upper bench and outskirts of Keremeos.

For more information, see the website.

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