Paint Out comes to town

The second annual Alberni Paint Out comes to the city this weekend.

The second annual Alberni Valley Paint Out is happening on Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. with the support of the DRAW Gallery and the International Plein Air Painters. On Saturday, Sept. 13, artists will be paining at Sproat Lake Provincial Park while on Sunday, Sept. 14 they’ll be at Harbour Quay.

The Paint Out wraps up at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 14 with a reception at The Starboard Grill located at the Harbour Quay. Come out, admire the paintings and meet the talented artists who created them. The event is free and everyone is invited. Call Astrid Johnston at 250-724-2056 or email art@drawgallery.com for more information.

The DRAW Gallery also has Sacred Memories by artist Casey Rae on display until Sept. 27. The exhibit is a personal remembrance of those passed  on and a celebration of life. Rae drew inspiration from El Dia De Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, a celebration that captures the idea of unity between life and death and sees death as part of the cycle of life. For more information visit www.drawgallery.com or call 250-724-2056.