Arts festival begins Saturday

The art has been collected and with 300 pieces ready to be unveiled, the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts is not one soon to be forgotten

  • Jul. 11, 2013 12:00 p.m.

The art has been collected and with 300 pieces ready to be unveiled, the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts is not one soon to be forgotten.

The show will be opening this Saturday, July 13, for its 30th year. The festival has been growing each year, expanding it’s range of artists as well as their platforms.

The festival will be conducting multiple workshops by artists whose work will also be on display. Some of this year’s workshop topics include painting with light reflecting glass and the use of fabric art.

While the event has always had children’s workshops available, this year there will be multiple opportunities. There will also be a gift shop made available, stocked full of items created by the artists. Those who wish to take home something from their favorite Shuswap artist may be able to find that special piece right on site. Admission is $5 at the door.

Awards will be given out at the end of the event based on the decisions made by this year’s jurors, who include Colleen J. Dyson, Dianne Jansson and Evelyn McDougall.

For more information, visit www.artsfestivalshuswap.ca.