Heritage-themed art show and sale in Lacombe

Some of the best creative output from 50 Central Alberta artists can be viewed at a heritage-themed art show and sale in Lacombe this weekend.

Some of the best creative output from 50 Central Alberta artists can be viewed at a heritage-themed art show and sale in Lacombe this weekend.

The Lacombe Art Guild is hosting the Central Zone Show for the Alberta Community Art Clubs Association on Saturday and Sunday at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

Artists from all over the region will submit more than 100 paintings, drawings and digital art pieces on any subject, and some will be available for purchase. Public viewing times are from 1-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday. Members of the public will also get to vote for their favourite artwork, which will receive a People’s Choice Award.

The art in beginner to master categories will also be juried by professional artists. Some of the works will win awards and/or advance to the Alberta Wide Show, to be held in Sherwood Park. The best pieces from this provincial show will then return to Lacombe to be shown at the Memorial Centre from Aug. 18 to Sept. 30.

The Central Zone Show will officially open with a 7 p.m. gala on Saturday, which will include wine, refreshments, music and a silent auction with the In Days Gone By theme, paying tribute to Lacombe’s agricultural past. Some donated paintings and photos can be bid upon from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

The area’s heritage will again be celebrated during an Old Fashioned Social on Sunday with coffee, tea and pie available for $1 from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. This will be held in conjunction with the professional critiquing of the show’s artworks.

Everybody is invited to this free weekend event. For more information, visit lacombeartguildblogspot.ca.

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