A pop up art show turned out to be the creator of
success for local artists.
The South Similkameen Arts Society held a pop
up sale at members Lee Simmons and Julie Hinton
home on Saturday.
Several paintings, soy candles and other products
made by local artisans were sold.
“We just think it’s really fun,” Simmons said
during an interview on her deck.
Paintings from a variety of artists were setup
throughout the yard and on the covered side deck
and even in the backyard for people to view.
“This house was setup to do this kind of thing.
There are lots of hanging spaces and the front and
back yard are perfect to showcase different artists,”
Several local artists were on site to talk to potential
customers and a few were even creating new
“I think this is just fabulous. The thing about
creating art is that you get so much of it and you
need to share it with other people even if it’s just for
an afternoon or if you sell it,” artist Judy Millar said
as she tried her hand at acrylics.
The novice acrylics painter even received a few
tips from Simmons as she’s more experienced.
“That’s what it’s all about is sharing ideas. I
really enjoy being a part of SASS,” Millar said.
Simmons and Hinton plan to hold more pop up
sales throughout the summer at their home on 6th
Avenue in Keremeos.
SASS members looking to showcase their work
should contact Simmons to set that up.