World Wide Paint Out this weekend

Artists will be gathering at the Barriere Bandshell on Sept. 13 and 14, with their paints and canvas in hand

By Margaret Houben

Artists will be gathering at the Bandshell this weekend on Sept. 13 and 14, with their paints to celebrate this year’s World Wide Paint Out.

Everyone is welcome to attend and join in on the fun, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days.

There will be free coffee available, and participants can come for an hour or two, or stay for the whole day.  Just bring your own chair, painting supplies and lunch (or snack) if you’ll be staying all day.

This event will take place rain or shine.

If it is sunny, you can set up your chair anywhere around the park; if it is rainy, then all the artists will be up on the Bandshell stage where they can stay dry.   In this way there is no excuse not to come out and participate.

Organizers say they will also have some plain paper and crayons available for any little ones that might like to try their hand at creating their own art.

On Sunday, the painters will be sharing the Bandshell stage for a few hours with the Terry Fox Run organizers.

This will be a great opportunity for the artists – lots of people who might not otherwise visit will get to see our artwork and future masterpieces in the making.

For more information, call Margaret Houben at 250-672-9330.