The West Fine Art Show is coming to Langley for its fifth annual event this weekend.
Artist Murray Phillips and his friend, co-organizer, and fellow artist Brian Croft are honoured to have the Tidball family open Thunderbird Show Park to the show that was previously held in southwest Surrey.
The West is a collection of some of the finest artists in a variety of mediums. It was Phillipsâ€™ desire to bring together exceptionally talented Western Canadian artists that launched the show five years ago.
Together, Phillips and Croft are pleased to be putting together their fifth show which has special significance.
This yearâ€™s show will see partial proceeds of art sales go to the Langley Hospice Society, where Phillipsâ€™ wife Betty received support prior to her passing in June 2013. Phillips has named this yearâ€™s show Remembering Betty in her honour.
â€œSo Betty lived her dying well and Langley Hospice was there all the time caring for us in remarkable ways,â€ noted Phillips. â€œWe invite you to be part of this way of Remembering Betty.â€
â€œThe new venue and location will allow an increase in the number of artists onsite and utilization of the fabulous timber-framed structure that Thunderbird has utilized to host a number of events throughout the year,â€ Croft noted.
There is no fee to attend or park, and the event kicks off on Friday at 7 p.m. with emcee, and long-term supporter, Red Robinson. Friday nightâ€™s festivities will wrap up at 10 p.m. after Phillipsâ€™ introduction of artists, remarks by Shell Busey and music by John Gilliat on flamenco guitar.
Saturday runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Shell Buseyâ€™s annual pancake breakfast 9-11 a.m. Sunday and music by Exit 58. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jewelry, painting, sculpture and more will be on hand with the featured artists: Murray Phillips, Gaye Adams, Paige Albrecht, Craig Benson, June Bloye, Carmel Clare, Bryan Coombes, Brian Croft, Lalita Hamill, Bill Higginson, Tammie Hunter, Mark Hobson, Michael King, Loretta Kyle, Doug Levitt, Kim Penner, Olga Rybalko, Esther Sample and Joe Smith, as well as four emerging artists.