A Fabulous New Outdoor Arts Bazaar Returns to Lake Country August 9th

The mix of vintage wares, family activities, artisanal boutiques, glass and other giftware, art books on a variety of topics and outdoor artist galleries were a magical mix at the Lake Country Art Gallery’s first installment of its Lake Country Arts Bazaar. Despite the foreboding looking clouds, attendees, and vendors alike, were undeterred and had a wonderful time.

“I was really delighted at the turn-out of our very first Arts Bazaar. It was such a diverse and fun environment. Visitors were swept from curiosities to art items, to face painting, baking, baubles, and even a big blue bus filled with beautiful vintage wear!”, says Art Bazaar organizer Jody DeSchutter.

Wares and vendors included: childrens watermelon and strawberry shaped cotton knitted hats from Ladybug Creations; handcrafted 3D paintable puzzles in the shapes like cats,rabbits, dragons and even Ogopogos from Valcraft; sparkle for every corner of your home, garden and person from Jazz Yaz’s; face painting and rock painting activities for all ages, plus a wonderful selection of ready-painted rocks to surprise your garden visitors from Elaine’s Creativity; and beautifully crafted glassware from Glass Roots Creations and Norbert Spyth.

Artist Leane Spanza created her own outdoor gallery studio of large canvas paintings, including one she was actually working on right at the Bazaar. Greeting cards with reproductions of her original paintings made taking home her unique landscapes an easy treat.

Winfield Church bakers towered two tables high with delicious cakes and pastries that disappeared faster than free umbrellas on a rainy day. Come early if you want to snag your favourites.

Interest in this new event sparked not only the interest of visitors and passersby, but also new vendors.

“We’ve had a lot of interest from new vendors since the first Lake Country Arts Bazaar. In addition to the many vendors who will be returning, we’ve also got a number of new vendors booked for Saturday, August 9th”, explains Gallery Manager Petrina McNeill.

New Vintage Theatre will also be on hand August 9th, performing a Queen of Hearts skit at 10am. This small troupe of professional actors bring a little more frivolity and a bit of the bizarre to the grounds which is sure to delight.

And if this isn’t enough for you, add what the Lake Country Art Gallery offers on a day-to-day basis to the Lake Country Art Bazaar: fine art exhibitions in the main gallery, a gallery gift shop that features original art gifts and cards from 37 local artists and the only art used book store in the Okanagan Valley – the Artshelf.

The Lake Country Arts Bazaar runs from 9am – 1pm on Saturday, August 9th at the Lake Country Art Gallery located at 10356A Bottom Wood Lake Rd, right next door to the Lake Country Coffee House, who are the purveyors of coffee for this fine event.

Vendor spots are still available. Visit lakecountryartgallery.ca for more info.

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