Everything is in place for the June 23, and 24, Barriere Celebration of The Arts. The venue will be similar to last year’s event and will once again be hosted on property beside Highway 5 in Barriere, now the home of Sam’s Pizza and Rib House.
The two day Celebration of Art event is an extravaganza of art and culture, featuring the amazing talent of the North Thompson Valley and British Columbia.
Put on by the North Thomspon Arts Council, and the Yellowhead Artists Cooperative, the venue continues to be admission free to the public, and encourages youth to attend and participate in the 12 years and under Art Activity Area.
Those involved say they expect a strong turnout of vendors this year and that they are looking forward to presenting such a broad range of top quality art for exhibition and/or for sale.
Organizers say booth space is being filled fast by artists and artisans, and they encourage those who have not yet registered to do so now and avoid being disappointed. Service groups and organizations are also welcome to participate to promote their programs in a booth at the site. Vendors are reminded they must supply their own canopy or tent, and that power is not available.
If you would like more information or would like to book a space, or volunteer, please call Jessie at 250-672-9772.
“We figure that all the rain will be done with by then,” said one positive thinker, “It will be a great weekend, and the vendor tents will be to provide shade from the sun, not keep the rain off. We are expecting lots of artists, and a steady stream of visitors to our presentation. Come on down and see the extremely good works being produced from people within our art community. You’ll be impressed – I guarantee it!”