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Tofino Art in the Gardens: September 13-14, 2008

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´╗┐On September13 and 14h, "Art in the Gardens" celebrates its fifth year with a festival of visual and performing arts at the Tofino Botanical Gardens. The festival was launched in 2004 by Ucluelet artist Marla Thirsk to encourage local artists to come together and meet each other and renew friendships, and to show off their talents to local residents and visitors alike (not to mention giving artists a chance to sell their works).

tofino art in the gardens 2007 poster

Marla's idea to develop a West Coast arts festival was sparked by her realisation that although she's lived in the area for over 25 years and knew the names of many local artists, she didn't know all their faces, nor had she ever had a chance to meet some of them and learn about their work. The fact is that for many artists, their passion to create and express themselves is a time consuming activity that doesn't pay as well as a job at the bank or a local restaurant, but can't be ignored. And so, "Art in the Gardens" was born as a way for local artists to convene, meet, learn about each other's work.

New this year: The Art Express is coming! The Art Express is "art fun, on the run:" a magical conversion of a school bus into a mobile children's art studio. The Art Express shares the view with the world that each child is unique. Owners Michael Bray and Katherine Mann encourage the originality in children to come alive in their funky art bus where kids experience their own creative powers in a fun, helpful and exciting environment.

Join us to visit and meet with your favourite local artists, many of whom have been featured in past issues of Tofino Time, and meet new artists too!

All artists from the Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve Region are encouraged to participate. Please call Marla Thirsk at 726-7755 or email artist@island.net for more information.


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