First Nations art event returns to Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre

8th Annual Invitational First Nations, Inuit & Metis Art Show.

A Thunderbird drum by Sean Whonnock Kwakwaka’Wakw.

This year marks the eighth annual Invitational First Nations, Inuit & Metis Art Show, displaying the works of around 50 artists from all over.

The opening ceremonies will begin on Aug. 8 at 12 p.m. with special singer/songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie as this year’s special guest.

Put on by the First Nations, Inuit and Metis Artist Collective and the Mary Winspear Centre, the show and sale will see artist demonstrations and a variety of works for view and purchase.

The purpose is to provide artists with opportunities to show audiences an exhibition of their work while nurturing an appreciation of the wide spectrum of visual and performing art crafted by Aboriginal artists.

The work ranges from carving to painting to weaving, to pottery and so much more.

Some of the artists participating are Tobias Tomlinson, Virgil Sampson, Barb Hulme, Sherry Williams and more.

The show and sale runs from Aug. 8 to 31 in the Mary Winspear Centre’s Room 2, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the exception of Aug 8, which is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Just Posted

After dark: Sandown construction goes overnight

Noise concerns from Sidney could stop nighttime work schedule

Pioneer Park chosen as site of Central Saanich’s new cenotaph

After some back and forth over the years, Central Saanich councillors chose… Continue reading

Central Saanich property taxes may rise 2.97 per cent

Higher police costs due to new CRD dispatch

BC SPCA proposes fines for animal mistreatment, reduction in commercial trade

Animal welfare group’s ideas brought to Victoria councillors

Duncan family says care home switched mom’s cat with robot cat

Staff alleged to have said they were taking cat for bath, then replaced her with robotic stuffed toy

B.C. Games open with Olympic touch

The 2018 B.C. Winter Games kicked off in Kamloops

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Suspect and Mountie bitten by police dog during arrest near Nanaimo

Two suspects were arrested in connection with a stolen pickup truck in Cassidy on Thursday evening

B.C. ski cross racer wins Olympic gold

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal in thrilling fashion in PyeongChang

All aboard! Job fair ports this weekend in Victoria

Find out about the hundreds of jobs in Victoria’s cruise ship industry

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Sooke mom hopeful for funding to treat child’s debilitating arthritis

Jillian Lanthier ‘prays’ for $19,000 per-dose drug for her son

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Most Read