Cowichan South Arts Guild - EVENTS
•Wine & Arts Festival
•Paint A Chair Event
Our kickoff event for 2017 is the Cowichan Valley Arts & Wine Festival, May 20-21, with more than 30 artists, artisans and musicians being showcased at 9 Valley Wineries. There will be music performances taking place at each winery, and painters, potters and jewellers set up in the winery tasting rooms. And, of course, delicious Cowichan wines for tasting!
Taste, see and hear some of the best music, art and wine that BC has to offer! Saturday and Sunday of the May long weekend - come both days and take it all in.
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•Schedule of artists and music
Wine & Arts Festival Schedule:
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FOR MORE INFO, DIRECTIONS AND INDIVIDUAL MAPS TO WINERIES, CLICK HERE! https://www.tourismcowichan.com/activities/sip-savour/
Arts Guild Paint-A-Chair Event
CALL FOR ARTISTS
We have 56 chairs like the one on the poster, and artists, artisans and wanna-be artists can reserve a chair by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org then pick up the chair for which they will be asked to pay $5, take out a membership in the Arts Guild for $10, then whisk the chair away to be painted.
Bev Robertson, who painted the brilliant chair in the poster, has compiled a Help Sheet giving tips on the type of paint that would be suitable, how to prepare the surface, how to coat it so it could go outside in the garden, and other useful information that will be given out with the chairs.
Once the chairs have been painted, the artists will return them to the Arts Guild who will place them in businesses and public places throughout the three south end communities for display during the summer. Admirers will be able to leave bids on the chairs in a silent auction.
Next stop will be the Cobble Hill Fair on August 26, where all the painted chairs will be displayed in a tent. Fair-goers will be able to decide which are their favourites and leave silent auction bids on them.
On August 31 during the last Music In The Park concert in Cobble Hill Village, the chairs will make their final public appearance and silent auction bids will be taken.
Proceeds from the sale of the chairs will be shared equally by the artists and the Arts Guild.
This is your opportunity to be part of a colourful, whimsical and enjoyable event.
Reserve your chair right away before they are all gone.
Arts Guild Executive:
Terry Harrison, president
Elaine Thibault, vice-president
Charlotte Haggart, secretary/treasurer