The Cariboo Art Society and the Williams Lake Community Arts Council are collaborating with various community groups this week to paint another mandala for Boitanio Park on the floor of the Gwen Pharis Ringwood stage.
Artist Cat Prevette says the mandala will be a multicultural tribute with four hands at its centre, one black, one white, one red, and one yellow to represent the four world races.
Around the outside there will be 16 segments which will be painted by representatives from as many of the community’s multicultural sectors as possible.
The group will start painting at 1 p.m. on Friday afternoon, and continue painting between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday so that the floor mural on the stage is completed and dry in time for the Aboriginal Day celebrations in Boitanio Park on Sunday, June 21.
Last year a mandala was painted on the walkway to the washrooms.
Last year Prevette says the group painted the mural on Aboriginal Day but it was too busy in the park with all the activities going on to keep the site clean for the painting process, so this year they are starting a day or two early.
People who would like to participate in painting the mandala can call Prevette at 250-296-3670.