Artisans take to the beach in Parksville

The Parksville beachfront will be even more dynamic with this latest offering

Stroll Parksville Beach this weekend and be inspired by art while shopping for handmade treasures.

It’s Beachfest’s second Artisans at the Beach and this year there will be over 50 artisans showcasing their art form and selling their products.

Beachfest’s event manager Trish Smith said onlookers will find an array of art and crafts and will enjoy demonstrations by artists using a variety of different art media. Find handmade jewelry and clothing, metal art, scrumptious jams and jellies, photography work, paintings and more.

“We’d love for people to come down and have a look at this stuff,” Smith said.

The artisans are mostly from District 69 and there are also some from the Gulf Islands and Victoria.

The artisans will be set up in the Kite Field and entertainment will be happening throughout the weekend at the gazebo.

On Saturday July 28 Crazy Chris will be set up at 10:30 a.m. doing balloon sculptures, at 11:30 Forever Yung Dance Studio will entertain and have free zumba demonstrations, and at 1 p.m. indie pop artist Alexandria Maillot will perform. For the evenings entertainers as well as those performing on Sunday, check out

Artisans at the Beach will take place Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.