Spring Arts Faire celebrates local artists

Spring Art Faire 2013 smOliver artists are bursting into bloom at the Spring Arts Faire, the second annual event billed as both “sales and celebrations” by its presenter, the Oliver Community Arts Council. For a small town, Oliver has an abundance of artistic talent in all its forms. More than thirty-five artists, including a host of new businesses, are set to display and sell their work on Sunday April 7 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Oliver Community Centre.

Colourful booths will feature items for sale, exhibits and demonstrations, and arts information. Faire entries include hand crafted jewelry, paintings, stained glass, photography, cards, pottery, picture framing, hats, fibre arts, wood carving, books, displays from area studios and galleries, and more. The arts council will also staff a welcome table to provide information on its upcoming events and its large membership of 17 arts groups and 14 businesses.

General admission is free, although art and craftwork will be for sale throughout the venue. Azorean Catering will offer soups, sandwiches, sweets, and beverages on site. The public is invited to browse, learn, buy, chat, and celebrate the spectrum of art in the South Okanagan.

More information is available at 250-498-0104 or www.OliverArtsCouncil.org