There will be chickens and chainsaws, food and photography, painting and pottery, music and a minipetting zoo.
Barking Dog Farm in the Columbia Valley past Cultus Lake once again hosts Art on the Farm, a free family outdoor art gathering on Aug. 24.
New for this year's event, the ninth, are chainsaw art demonstrations, a kids area, and a blackberry jam making demonstration. All artisans are juried and must hand make their products. Local artists will demonstrate pottery wheel throwing, wood turning, and spinning. The event features paintings, photography and other hand-crafted treasures such as Local Grain's wood art, stained glass, hand-spun wool, woven blankets, glass beads, hand-sewn pillows and soaps.
Visitors will be treated to handmade candies from DipsyDoodle Creations and yummy pastas and sandwiches from Hotties Foods. Vancouver bands Ghostess and
Sometime After Sundown will entertain from the tractor stage with their bluesy rock sound. The guitars, vocals and percussion box bring the orchard to life. The Chilliwack School of Performing Arts will perform their annual play from under the King Apple tree at 11:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. There is free blackberry picking too.
Art on the Farm organizer, Minda Chittenden loves Columbia Valley and hopes that others will too.
"Come and experience the creativity on the farm," she said. "This event is very chilled and friendly. Bring your own easel and sit and paint in our orchard. Grab a plate of pasta, listen to music, watch theatre or someone paint a picture.". Art on the Farm is located at 1162 Iverson Rd. For more information, visit artonthefarm.ca.
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