The seventh annual Alberni Valley Paint Out will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Annual Paint Out returns to the Alberni Valley

Free event is put on by Port Alberni’s DRAW Gallery

The annual Paint Out is returning to Port Alberni.

The seventh annual Alberni Valley Paint Out will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the support of DRAW Gallery in conjunction with the International Plein Air Painters’ (IPAP) 17th Great Worldwide Paint Out.

On Saturday, artists will paint at Sproat Lake Provincial Park at various locations. On Sunday, artists will take on Harbour Quay.

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, there will be an exhibit of the weekend’s work and a reception at the Starboard Grill. The public is invited to view the art and meet the artists.

The annual Paint Out is free and everyone is invited. Contact Astrid Johnston at 250-724-2056 or art@drawgallery.com for more info or if you would like to participate.

In the meantime, the Endless Summer Group Exhibit is on display at DRAW Gallery until Aug. 30. This is an exhibition of paintings, photography, mixed media and installations by local and Island artists, including Doug Blackwell (aka Sockeye King), Cynthia Bonesky, Jacques De Backer, Cecil Dawson, Chris Doman, GerArt, Jillian Mayne, Ann McIvor, Miriam Manuel, Todd Robinson, Susan Schaefer, Sue Thomas, Perrin Sparks, Ariane Terez, Gordon Wilson and Nancy Wilson.

The gallery is located at the corner of Melrose and Eighth Avenue and is open Tuesday to Friday, 12-5 p.m. or by appointment. Visit www.drawgallery.com.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Help is available for Port Alberni businesses restarting after COVID-19 closures

Popular food truck finds a new location on Johnston Road

A LOOK BACK: recreation in Port Alberni’s downtown

Take a peek at Alberni Valley history with the Alberni Valley Museum

QUINN’S QUIPS: Port Alberni woman honoured for her love of helping

Carolina Tatoosh earns provincial honours for her work with Nuu-chah-nulth elders, youth

West Coast Trail to remain closed for now

Federal government won’t open world-famous trek until its First Nations are ready for visitors

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

An ongoing updated list of Alberni Valley events affected by COVID-19

Has your event been cancelled or postponed? Check here

RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days

Dogsafe has designed a Dog in a Hot Car Responder Checklist

Asian giant “murder hornets” found in Langley, expanding range

This is the farthest east the invasive species has been found so far

B.C. girl left temporarily paralyzed by tick bite sparks warning from family

Mom says parents need to check their kids when they go camping

PHOTOS: Loved ones reunite at an oasis on closed U.S.-Canada border in Surrey

Officials closed the park in mid-March over coronavirus concerns

Feds delay national action plan for missing and murdered Indigenous women

Meanwhile, the pandemic has exacerbated the violence facing many Indigenous women and girls

B.C.’s essential grocery, hardware store employees should get pandemic pay: retail group

Only B.C.’s social, health and corrections workers are eligible for top-ups

COLUMN: Canada needs to remember rural communities as thoughts turn to pandemic recovery

Small towns often rely on tourism, which has been decimated by COVID-19

Most Read