Bowker Creek Brush Up highlights youth artists

The Bowker Creek Brush Up outdoor art show and sale set for Sunday

Artist Ingrid Fawcett works on a series of paintings at last year’s Bowker Creek Brush up. Hundreds are expected at this weekend’s event.

Up-and-coming artists will join the well-established and mingle with the Oak Bay arts crowd for the eighth annual Bowker Creek Brush Up.

The Bowker Creek Brush Up outdoor art show and sale runs Sunday (Aug. 12).

Starting with the mayor and town crier launch at 11 a.m., 30 artists of the Oak Bay Community Artists Society will be set up throughout Bowker Creek Park.

“There’s all different types,” said event co-ordinator Joan McCorry.

The artists will be painting and be giving demos in their chosen art medium ranging from painters to potters and photographers to jewelry makers.

“Also we have three youth artists,” McCorry added.

“Their artwork is featured on the cover of our brochure … every year we like to feature some youth artists that’s the next generation of who’s going to be in our society.”

Dorone Smith, EiraShay Barker-Hart and  Genevieve Chandler will be the highlighted trio of youth.

“We also like to feature guest artists that aren’t from Oak Bay,” she added.

This year Pat Martin-Bates, Martin Machacek who can be found at the Inner Harbour these days; Robert Amos and Jim McFarland.

“We’ve got returning artists and some that haven’t been in the show before,” McCorry said.

The show and sale is free to peruse from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between Oak Bay High and Hampshire Road.



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