A Gathering of Talented Artists in a Beautiful Setting
(PRESS RELEASE: June 10, 2015) Not only is Sunday, June 21 Father’s Day, it is also National Garden Day and the George Pegg Botanic Garden is celebrating in a big way! From noon to 5 p.m., visitors of all ages are invited to the third annual Art in the Garden Show and Sale.
It is a colourful scene with more than 20 artists displaying their work throughout the Garden. Event coordinator and artist Hilde Keller says “We are excited to have many returning artists as well as several new and interesting participants. The range of work is wonderful.” While the Garden provides a unique backdrop, visitors also have a rare opportunity to talk to each of the artisans and to learn about their craft.
Adding another dimension to the event, Sangudo Arts for Everyone (SAFE) has a full slate of musicians to perform throughout the art show. Starting with the Magic Lamp Singers and rounding out the show with other featured musicians, the repertoire will stretch from folk to rock to Celtic.
Visitors will also be treated to a display of work from our young artists. They will help judge the Youth Art Competition featuring junior and senior high school students. With face painter Jacquie Paul at work, there will also be many creative creatures roaming the Garden, and local artist Katrina Spicer has an art project for all the little visitors. Rounding off the day is good food, with a concession in the Visitors Centre and Corny Productions set up in the Garden.
Admission to the Garden is by donation and includes a show book with artist biographies. For updates about the art festival call the Garden at 780-203-0331 or visit www.PeggGarden.org. The George Pegg Garden is west of Onoway, on highway #43, just 2 km north of Glenevis. Watch for the signs.