The Okanagan’s largest art show, the Lake Country ArtWalk, will once again welcome visitors and art lovers Sept. 12 and 13.
This multi-arts festival highlights the work of established and emerging artists from throughout the community, and features dance, music and theatrical performances, as well as interactive workshops. Ron Cannan, MP for Kelowna–Lake Country, announce on July 31 a federal government grant of $8,200 under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Chair of the Lake Country ArtWalk Planning Committee, Dr. Sharon McCoubrey, said the support from Canadian Heritage “makes a tremendous difference in our ability to offer a high-quality arts festival. This grant enables us to include many local musicians and artists in our festival, ensuring that everyone attending ArtWalk will enjoy a rich and varied taste of our current creativity!”
• The 22nd Lake Country ArtWalk will take place on September 12 and 13, 2015.
• The festival showcases more than 400 fine and performing artists, and features 3,000 original works of art spanning many genres, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, quilting, photography and ceramics.
• The mandate of the Lake Country ArtWalk is to support artists in British Columbia’s interior; provide the latest and best artworks to view, buy and enjoy; and offer a family‐friendly arts festival.
• The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.
“Our Government understands the important role that local festivals play in bringing Canadians together to share and enjoy cultural experiences,” said Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. “The Lake Country ArtWalk not only supports the local economy, but it also strengthens the community and promotes the work of local artists.”
“The Lake Country ArtWalk has been a community tradition for more than 20 years, drawing thousands of eager art lovers from British Columbia and beyond. I look forward to exploring and supporting the wonderful creative works produced by our local artists and artisans again this year,”Cannan said.