Art in the Park Saturday, August 24

If you didn’t get a chance to locate all the artsy deer over the summer, this will be your chance to see the whole herd.

  • Aug. 22, 2013 7:00 p.m.

The Cranbrook Urban Artsy Deer Round Up, judging and auction, Lions Twice Loved Art Sale, bands East West Connection, Don Davies Quartet and Black Diamond, art demonstrations, Creative Monkeys Drama, gallery readings, food vendors and much more — it all happens this Saturday from 12 noon until dusk in Rotary Park and in The Gallery, Cranbrook, as part of Cranbrook and District Arts Council Fortieth Anniversary Celebration.

If you didn’t get a chance to locate all the artsy deer over the summer, this will be your chance to see the whole herd. If you didn’t decorate a deer and have a yen for a Rudolph and/ or reindeer team for Christmas lawn decorating, this will be your chance to bid on some very original characters. The auction will take place after the decorating competition announcements around 3 p.m. The very first deer cut, Protodoe, will be there, as will the first deer to enter the competition, the Townsman’s newsprint clad buck.

As well as the action in Rotary Park, the Cranbrook and District Arts Council are pleased to present an afternoon of readings in the Gallery at 135 — 10th Avenue South, beginning at 2 p.m. with Howie Mason and his Cowboy Poetry followed by Joyce Beeks and Janet Penner, both Cranbrook authors, who will read from their books and answer questions. Spoken word will wrap up at approximately 4 p.m.

Ongoing throughout the afternoon in Rotary Park, artists will demonstrate their skills while the almost 60 urban artsy deer will be on view for the public to also choose their favourite.

The Lions Club will be holding their Twice Loved Art Sale in the large tent adjacent to the cenotaph, and there are some wonderful bargains to be had including watercolours from local well-known artists, acrylics, prints and unusual decorations for home or office.

Activities continue into the evening when the band Black Diamond will play for the public to dance to.

Randy Tapp will emcee the evening activities. There is also the chance of a Zumba lesson prior to the evening’s dancing.

For a schedule of events please go to Cranbrook and District’s new and evolving web page at:

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All proceeds from this day’s events will be going towards an Arts and Culture Building for Cranbrook.

This celebration of Cranbrook and District’s 40th Anniversary has been made possible by Columbia Basin Trust, Honda, Cranbrook Interior Woodwork and Rona, as well as numerous local businesses, which generously donated prizes.