Support artists and 4-Hers

The 2012 Art Walk continues this week. Get out and about in our community soon — you don’t want to miss this.

The 2012 Art Walk continues this week, and if you haven’t had the opportunity to participate, get out and about in our community soon — you don’t want to miss this.

Though you still have until Sept. 8 before this year’s walk wraps up, it will take you a while to get to all of the participating businesses — there are 45 of them — and spend an appropriate amount of time taking a look at all of the various pieces of art, ranging from paintings and sculptures to carvings and photographs.

This Art Walk not only supports local artists, but it also helps support local businesses, too, making it a well-rounded, beneficial, annual event in our city.

And, as an extra incentive, by participating you will have a chance to win $300-, $200-, or $100-downtown Williams Lake gift certificates!

And don’t forget another important community event taking place this week: the 54th annual Williams Lake & District 4-H Show and Sale.

It takes place at the stockyards on Cattle Drive and finishes up on Aug. 22.

The 4-H program aims to provide leadership, knowledge, citizenship, and personal development skills through achieving projects set out by the program.

4-H includes livestock projects such as beef, sheep, swine, and poultry; non-livestock projects such as horse and dog; and non-animal projects, such as clothing, crafts, gardening, small engines, and photography, to name a few.

The annual show and sale is what all 4-Hers look forward to every year, as they get to show off the projects they have worked diligently on and to learn how the agri-business world works, as they try to sell some of their projects to interested buyers.

To see a full schedule of events, pick up a copy of our 4-H supplement, presented by the Tribune and 100 Mile Free Press at our office on First Avenue.

The 2012 Art Walk and Sale programs can also be picked up at the Tribune and other participating merchants.