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Okotoks Art Gallery showcasing members' work for next 3 months

The Member's Show and Sale, featuring everything from paintings and quilt work to woodworking and metal sculptures, is on until Sept. 5.

Artists in Okotoks and area will get to display their work over the next few months. 

The Okotoks Art Gallery kicked off its annual Member's Show and Sale on Saturday, July 6.

Katrina Lougheed, gallery specialist, said 49 artists are taking part in this year's show.

"They do all sorts of different things from paintings to quilt work to woodworking to metal sculptures," said Lougheed. "There's something for everybody in this show."

The three-month event is an opportunity for Okotoks Art Gallery members to put their artwork on display and for sale.

"To participate in this show, they have to have a membership with us," said Lougheed. "That membership also allows them to sell in our gift shop year-round, to participate in our outdoor art sales on the lawn and also be in our Christmas show."

More information on Okotoks Art Gallery memberships is available on the Town of Okotoks website.

The Member's Show and Sale has become a cherished part of the Okotoks art community. 

"The summer show started during COVID when our regularly-scheduled exhibitions were cancelled for obvious reasons," said Lougheed.

"We wanted to help out our local artists who were struggling quite a lot at the time with all the pandemic closures and whatnot, and it was such a huge success during COVID that we decided to just keep doing it."

In addition to the show, the Okotoks Art Gallery is bringing back the Colour Your World activity for its second iteration.

"We've got life-size colouring pages up on the walls of the art gallery, and people of all ages are welcome to come in and colour on the walls here," she said.

The Member's Show and Sale and Colour Your World are on until Sept. 5.

The gallery, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday, is at 53 N. Railway St. in Olde Towne.

Amir Said

About the Author: Amir Said

Amir Said is a reporter and photographer with the Western Wheel covering local news in Okotoks and Foothills County. For story tips or questions about his articles, Amir can be reached at [email protected].
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