Maple Bay Painters In the Gallery March 9 to April 7
One of the oldest sketch groups in the Cowichan Valley is holding its popular annual show at the Cowichan Valley Arts Council’s gallery, a month-long show that is the first time the group members will hold an exhibit for a period longer than a weekend, and it will feature over 100 artworks. Many of the group’s members are well-known artists from the Cowichan Valley, and often take a mentoring role within the club to share their knowledge. Maple Bay Painters also invites noted artists from Vancouver Island to share their expertise by hosting workshops on portraiture, abstract design, drawing and other genres. Each year, the MBP members donate art work for sale to raise funds for the bursary project which offers financial support to graduating art students. The group is one of the oldest in the local arts community, established in 1968 by six painters under the guidance of Julie Porter who decided to meet weekly to paint together.
Out of town? Watch the video walk-through HERE