Art in the park packed with children’s events

Art in the Park this year will be held at McGregor Park on August 16-17, and introduces activities that will engage the children.

Art in the Park is for adults and children this year.

Art in the Park this year will be held at McGregor Park on August 16-17, and introduces activities that will engage the children, allowing the adults to view the art.

This year, Sooke’s Art in the Park group is trying something new. In order to free up the parents who want to look at the art, there will be a number of activities to engage the children while the parents peruse.

“We’re trying to get a few extra games, including a dunk tank,” said Fiona Phythian this year’s event coordinator. “We’re also trying to get a mural going.” There will also be a number of different activities, for kids of all ages.

The performance schedule begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday with Rock Legacy, and continues through until 5 p.m. with the Blue Tattoo Blues Band. Saturday’s performances include Children’s Story Yoga which runs from 2-2:30 p.m.

Sunday performances begin at 10:30 with some Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi, and run through to 5 p.m. closing with Revolver 3 – Yvonne Cabot. If Tai Chi isn’t your thing, there will also be karate, and belly dancing. The full performance schedule — which, Phythian points out, has been diligently organized by Carol Cave — can be seen online at http://sookecommunityarts.com/events/

Then, of course, there will be the exhibition and sale of original art — paintings, pottery, mixed media art, jewellery, photography and more.

“It’s for local people to see local artists,” said Phythian, stating there was equal emphasis on the stage as there was to the exhibits. And now, with child-centric activities, parents will be free(er) to take their time and take in the wide range of inspiration at the event.

Art in the park will also be introducing a new feature, an Artists’ Pavilion. According to their website, “Local artists will be able to showcase one to three of their works in a ‘gallery’ setting at Art in the Park in Ed Macgregor Park. The ‘gallery’ will be housed in one of our beautiful white tents in the centre of the show and will be manned by one or more of the exhibiting artists during the two days, August 16th and 17th.”

The price of admission is also appealing. It’s free.

And while Art in the Park is just a few days away, there may still be openings for artists who are interested in displaying — and possibly selling — their work at this event. For information, contact Fiona Phythian by email, fiona.p@telus.net. More information is online at http://sookecommunityarts.com/artist-calls/

 

Just Posted

Victoria teen killed while on field trip near Sooke

Second youth also injured in falling tree incident

UPDATE: Firefighters bring Sooke wildfire under control

Firefighters have a wildfire that burned an area about 100x150 feet at… Continue reading

Oak Bay double murder trial: Blood splatter analyst says no shoe prints found in unit

RCMP analyst testifies to smears, fingermarks, ‘swipe and wipe’ patterns around apartment

Sooke club gets kicks out of karate

Sooke Martial Arts Association provides unique sports outlet

Langford has ‘no plans’ to make changes to Western Speedway after noise complaints

Flyer passed out to residents voices concerns over racetrack noise

VIDEO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

Elias Pettersson wins Calder Trophy as NHL’s top rookie

Vancouver forward first Canuck to win award since Pavel Bure in 1992

FVRD chair calls B.C. incineration plan for Philippines waste ‘disturbing’

Metro Vancouver ‘uniquely capable’ of safely disposing of waste coming back to Canada, say officials

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

RCMP allows officers to grow beards

Members can now wear beards and goatees, as long as they’re neatly groomed

Sooke’s new library construction a sad tale

Reader says if the public library project was in the private sector, heads would roll

Girl, 10, poisoned by carbon monoxide at B.C. campsite could soon return home

Lucille Beaurain died and daughter Micaela Walton, 10, was rushed to B.C. Children’s Hospital on May 18

30 years later: B.C. woman uses sidewalk chalk to reclaim site of her sexual assault

Vancouver woman didn’t think her powerful story, written in chalk, would ignite such support

Most Read