Art in the Park at the Sooke Car Show

Art in the Park at the Sooke Car Show

I’ve been with the local Arts Council for the past couple years and have slowly been getting more involved. I’ve had a couple showings through them this year and just finished participating in one of our “Art in the Park” events. This one was held at the Sooke Car Show.

Some of my prints at one a SAC booth

This was the first time I’ve set up a table at one of these events and it was definitely a learning experience. In the future I should have a much better setup and now know what to expect. It was a beautiful day for the event, but the one thing that made life a little difficult was the wind, although I didn’t have any serious issues with it. The worst that happened to me is a couple art cards blew off the table. Others had paintings and prints blown down and one person had a large glass pane from a framed print smash when it blew over.

At the end of the month I have a print at the largest juried art show on Vancouver Island, then in early August I have another Art in the Park event, which should be much bigger. It looks like a busy summer! I’ll leave you with some photos from today at the car show.

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Deuce Days in Victoria

I happened to be in downtown Victoria this weekend and as usual, had my camera with me.  Turns out this was opportune, as this weekend is “Deuce Days” in Victoria and it is billed as the largest gathering of 32 Ford Coupes in the world.  I wasn’t when all of them got together in one area, but I did happen to see a number driving around, as well as several other old classics.

32 Forde Deuce Coupe in front of the Old Spaghetti Factory in Victoria BC

One Hot Coupe

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A Picture Perfect Day to See Sooke’s Secret Gardens

This year is the 7th annual Sooke Secret Garden Tour, and the first time I took the opportunity to check it out.  Not only does the $20 tour fee allow entry to all the different sites, the profit goes towards supporting the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra.  The weather was spectacular and there were a steady stream of people visiting each of the gardens.

an old English Tudor style house hosts viewers of its flower garden

Enjoying One Of The Sooke Secret Garden Sites

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