Variety wows the crowd in Qualicum Bay

More than 20 West Coast artists had their work displayed

Michael and Els Schutte were two of the Island Artists at the Island Arts Expo on the weekend

The Fifth annual Island Arts Expo had a great turnout this past weekend in Qualicum Bay as people came to view the stunning works of art.

More than 20 West Coast artists had their work displayed in a variety of mediums from bright abstract acrylic to tempera paintings, bronze and metal sculptures, jewelry, photography and more.

Guest speakers educated on fine techniques and inside tips in the conference rooms while local entertainers played guitar in the main hall.

Entrance to the show and sale was by donation to the food bank, and last year organizers raised over $2,000 and close to 1,000 pounds of groceries.

The Island Arts Expo is created and hosted by Island Arts Magazine and was co-sponsored by EyesOnBC Magazine and The NEWS.