Artists gather for exhibition at Tsawout

First Nations, community at large, converge for informal show

Charles Elliott works in his studio on West Saanich Road. He is among a group of artists who will gather at Tsawout this Saturday (Nov. 19).

Inspired by the Metis and First Nations art show in Tulista Park, Doug Lafortune will gather his creative pals this weekend at Tsawout.

“A lot of people came by (the Tulista show) and they wanted to meet artists and support local artists,” said Lafortune’s wife Kathy Horne. “We really hope a lot of people will come out (this weekend.)”

With a long list of notable artists in the Rolodex through Lafortune’s work life, the couple knew it wouldn’t be difficult to pull together a show at the local recreation centre.

“We realized we know many people through Doug’s work,” Horne said.

“It’s more of a thing for artists to get together and maybe sell a few things too,” Lafortune said. “I have five brothers who are artists too. A few of them are going to be there.”

Myriad arts will be represented, from dance and drumming to carvers of all media. Though it’s labelled a Coast Salish native art show, Lafortune notes that artists are pulling in from “all different communities.”

So far 16 artists are confirmed, including locals, carver Charles Elliot and silversmith Reg Gladstone.

Doug Lafortune and Friends is Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tsawout recreation centre, (intersection of Tetayut and Tsawout roads not far from Mount Newton X Road and Highway 17).

For details contact Horne at 250-665-6133 or email



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