iN PHOTOS: Meet artists where they live on unique Okanagan art tour
There's an abundance of talented artists living in Carr’s Landing in Lake Country, from metal sculptors to authors to painters.
For the next two weekends, some of them are opening their studios to the public for the 18th annual Carr’s Landing Art Tour.
The tour is self-guided with seven studios open for viewing in the area. There are many local wineries offering tastings along the route, and sprawling, summer vistas.
Visitors can go behind the scenes to observe professional artist’s workspaces and talk directly with them.
“This a perfect way to start or add to your (art) collection and there is art for sale to suit everyone’s budget,” said organizer Noreen Malmkvist.
Carr's Landing is a neighbourhood in Lake Country located by Okanagan Lake.
Malmkvist said there are plenty of art tour signs for visitors to follow.
“Come see wonderful art, drink excellent wine and spend a lovely day touring beautiful Carr’s Landing,” she said.
Featured artists are Dale Harris who creates healing jewelry, Laine Lowe with acrylic paintings, mix media and art cards, and Alan R. Warren who writes true crime novels.
Virginia May Brown creates oil and acrylic paintings, books and art cards, Chris Malmkvist makes acrylic paintings and stone sculptures, John Waite and Wesley Waite are painters, and Doug Alcock make metal and glass sculptures.
“We have always had a very successful art show,” Malmkvist said. “Before COVID we would have between 400 and 500 visitors come out over the two weekends. During COVID those numbers were reduced to about half so we are hoping to see the big numbers again this year.”
The tour is on July 30 and 31, and Aug. 6 and 7, with studios open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“There are both indoor and outdoor studios to see,” Malmkvist said. “My husband is one of the artists. We always have water for people so we are pretty good at taking care of our guests.”
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