Formed in 1981, the Yellowhead Artists’ Co-operative (YAC) serves a two-fold purpose: to provide a forum for artists to exchange ideas and expand their knowledge and skills, and to promote their work in a professional manner.
In December, 1981, the Co-operative sponsored a nine day show and sale in Barriere called “Candlelight and Holly – a Christmas Gallery”. Area craftspeople and artists were featured in the highly successful event, and since that time, this event has become an annual event.
This year, the 32nd Annual Candlelight and Holly sale will only be on for three days. It will be in the usual location, the Barriere Legion in the basement, and will be open on Friday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This event is the perfect place to purchase original art work, prints, and quality hand-crafted items by local artists.
Artisans who would like to have a table will need to contact event organizer and YAC member Jessie Maisonneuve at 250-672-9772. Tables cost $10 each, and artists will also be charged 10 per cent of their sales.
Each table is also asked to donate an item for the silent auction; such items can be one of their works of art, or can be a store-bought item, whichever they prefer.
There will be a door prize this year – a print by one of the YAC artists, Shirley Kristensen. Be sure to pick up your ticket at the door when you attend this event.