Coming up on Sunday, July 21, you have a great chance to not only check out some amazing “fresh” art but to also help raise funds for the Central Okanagan Hospice Association.
An “organic” gathering of artists at the Okanagan Lavender Farm will feature the works of some of the valley’s favourite artists, showcasing pieces that incorporate pieces of the farm. For example, Julia Trops has carved a peacock and created its tail out of lavender; Annabel Stanley has created a Cinderella dress using grapevines and lavender; Alex Fong will have one of his paintings framed in a barn window; and other artists are busy creating sculptures out of natural materials as well.
Annabel Stanley, the artist coordinating it all, noted that, “It is a great cause and the work that these artists are creating will be a feast for the senses.”
The day will begin with a family-friendly event at 10 am with an Artisan Marketplace and the Art in the Garden exhibit, with a butterfly release at 12:45 pm by families who wish to take part in honour of a lost loved one. Harpist Caroline MacKay and the Diamond Harts Trio will be playing and there will be children’s activities as well. Guests can pre-purchase butterflies for the release through the Central Okanagan Hospice Association at: http://www.hospicecoha.org/EventsFundraising/ButterflyEffect.aspx
The event will conclude with an optional dinner from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Tickets for the Art in the Garden Dinner are $75 and feature a meal created by Waterfront Wine’s chef, Mark Filatow. You can get tickets in advance from Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, or on-line through the Central Okanagan Hospice Association website at http://www.hospicecoha.org/EventsFundraising/ArtintheGarden.aspx