‘Splashy’ look planned for gala volunteers

Aprons get painted for upcoming International Artist Day Festival in White Rock

The art won’t just be on the walls at the upcoming International Artist Day Festival in White Rock, according to IAD founder Chris MacClure.

Festival volunteers and artists attending the Oct. 25 gala at the White Rock Community Centre and other festival events that weekend will be wearing aprons transformed into “works” of art at a painting party held Sept. 22 at the South Surrey studio of artist David Patterson.

Festival hostess Jane Baldwin, White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin, gala MC Mark Donnelly and participating IAD artists MacClure, Brent Heighton, Jef Morlan, Dave Patterson and Marilyn Hurst will be among those exercising their creativity –  and “splashing some paint around” – to add colour to the black aprons at the IAD Festival committee event.

Tickets are still available for the gala, launch of the first full IAD Festival in White Rock.

A select group of some 17 noted artists – including MacClure, Patterson, Alan Wylie, Raymond Chow, Brent Heighton, Vance Theoret, Dan F. Gray and Richard Tetrault – will be present to show their art and discuss their work at the event, which will also include a performance by the Juno Award-winning Jodi Proznick Trio.

Tickets ($150 each) include a $100 voucher to be put toward purchase of any art featured in the festival, including a show of 12″ by 12″ canvases submitted by artists from across B.C.

The first 75 tickets sold will also include admission to an intimate after-hours concert by the trio the same evening at White Rock’s  Blue Frog Studio.

To order gala tickets contact White Rock Leisure Services at 604-541-2199 (Ext. 0).