Art Walk brings out artistic side of WL

This Friday the Williams Lake Art Walk begins and it's a great opportunity to get to know some amazing artists.

This Friday the Williams Lake Art Walk begins. As those of you who have been to the Art Walk & Sale in the past already know, this is a great opportunity to get to know some amazing artists.

I am especially excited about this year’s Art Walk, since I have volunteered to host art works at my constituency office, and five artists have offered to show their works through the end of September.

It’s wonderful to be able to participate in this event, and I can’t wait for it to start!

With 64 artists from Quesnel, 100 Mile House, Bella Coola, Merritt, Kamloops, Horsefly and Williams Lake participating, there will be a wide variety of art on display.

Whether you like paintings, sculptures, pottery, or carvings, there will be plenty to see at 54 shops around town.

The Art Walk will run from Aug. 6 until Sept. 7, so come see the artistic side of Williams Lake over the next month.

There are several new events in this year’s edition of the Art Walk, including “Celebrity Self Portraits” at stop 49, where three well-known residents of Williams Lake have painted portraits of themselves.

You can bid on these works, with the proceeds going towards the Child Development Centre.

There are also some paintings by students of Columneetza, which you can find at Stop 36.

Whatever your taste in art, there is sure to be something you’ll enjoy at the Art Walk. Take advantage of this great event over the next few weeks – and enjoy the walk!

Coralee Oakes is the MLA for Cariboo North and is the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.