Langley art show has wildlife theme

Birds of prey, art, music, and cars – an eclectic mix is on the menu at OpenRoad Infiniti in Langley.

After a successful fourth annual Artists for Conservation Festival, the organization announced that the art exhibit will make an encore appearance at OpenRoad Infiniti in Langley at 5995 Collection Dr., starting Thursday, Nov. 27.

The show is free to the community, and guests will have one last opportunity to admire and purchase some of the latest original artworks by leading nature and wildlife artists from around the world.

Accompanying the four-day exhibit will be live birds of prey on Saturday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 30, music, and a chance to mingle with some of the artists.

“The reaction to this year’s bear-themed festival was overwhelmingly positive,” said Jeff Whiting, founder and president of Artists for Conservation. “Each year, our goal is to share the conservation message through art to a broader audience. Our partnership with OpenRoad Infiniti allows us to do just that.”

Artists for Conservation is a team dedicated to generating awareness and stimulating discussion on an array of conservation issues and this year, with a major focus put on bears.

The importance of bears as indicators of a healthy environment combined with the recent controversy around bear trophy hunting in B.C. prompted the focus of this year’s festival.

The extended exhibit at Open Road Infiniti will support AFC’s youth art and environmental education program by raising funds and awareness for Artists for Conservation programs.

“Through our partnership with Artists for Conservation, we’re excited to help spread their message of conservation and environmental education to the customers and residents of the Langley and surrounding communities,” OpenRoad Infiniti general manager Sharon Rupal said. “In order to further support the Artists for Conservation continued programs, during the span of the exhibit OpenRoad Infiniti will donate $25 each time an Infiniti hybrid or any other 2015 Infiniti vehicle is test driven at the dealership.”

Original art pieces in the exhibit are available for sale with 40 per cent of all sales directly supporting Artists for Conservation’s youth and environmental education programs.

Several AFC artists will be in attendance over the course of the four-day exhibit.

The festival opens to the public at 10 a.m. Thursday and runs until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30 at OpenRoad Infiniti in Langley.

Special family activities including crafts, artists’ meet and greets, live music by guitarist John Gilliat, live birds of prey from Delta’s OWL

Rehabilitation Society, and live art demonstrations are planned for the weekend.

For detailed festival information, schedule, and updates, click here.

About Artists for Conservation

Artists for Conservation (AFC) is the world’s leading group of artists supporting the environment.

Founded in 1997, the non-profit organization comprises a membership of 500 of the world’s most gifted nature artists from 27 countries, across five continents.

Dedicated to nurture, promote and leverage its world-class community of artists in support of our natural world, AFC drives its mission through three key programs: art and environmental education; field work and research; and artist development.

The Artists for Conservation Festival is AFC’s annual flagship initiative to showcase, support and further these programs.

For more information, click here.

About OpenRoad Infiniti Langley

Bringing a luxury, boutique retail experience to the modern car dealership, OpenRoad Infiniti Langley offers a vast selection of new Infiniti models and quality pre-owned cars.

OpenRoad is one of Canada’s Best Managed companies and top 50 Best Employers.

Visit the company website by clicking here.


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