Garten Tour in Lighthouse Country this weekend

Artists and their easels will be set up from Qualicum Bay to Deep Bay

Well-known artists from throughout the Parksville Qualicum Beach region will take part in a speed painting art competition this weekend when the Bow Horn Bay Community Club hosts its 2016 Garten Tour in Lighthouse Country north of Qualicum Beach.

Artists will set up easels in selected gardens throughout the area from Qualicum Bay to Deep Bay, beginning at 10 a.m. Each artist will have 20 minutes to complete a painting, with the finished works to be taken to the Lighthouse Community Centre for display, judging and a silent auction. Winning entries will earn prizes, and sales of paintings will be share with 80 per cent going to the artist and the remainder to the community centre.

Visitors are invited to tour the gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and watch the painters in “action”.

At the community centre, tea and strawberry shortcake will be served during the art show.

—Submitted by Bow Horn Bay Community Club