Artists of all ages invited to create and trade

Vernon branch of Okanagan Regional Library holds The Great Artist Trading Card Exchange March 6

The Great Artist Trading Card Exchange will get down to business at the Vernon library on Sunday.

Come to the Vernon branch of the Okanagan Regional Library and create works of art, using any media you choose, on blank cards the size of hockey trading cards and trade them, one for one, with other artists young and old. The session will run from 1 to 3 p.m.

This free two-hour artist trading card exchange offered in conjunction with the Vernon Friends of the Library and Gallery Vertigo is open to all ages — enthusiasm is the only requirement.  Art supplies will be available for artists to create their cards at the session. You are also encouraged to bring other material if you wish, such as old magazines and found items.

“If you have never participated in an artist trading card session, you’re in for a treat,” said Peter Critchley, Vernon reference librarian. “It’s lots of fun and much of the art that is produced reflects this.”

It is also possible to pick up blank cards in advance at the library and bring them to trade. But space is limited and registration is required.

You can register by calling 250-542-7610, ext. 6820, online through the Vernon library’s event calendar or in person at the upstairs information desk at the Vernon library. For more information please contact Critchley at 250-542-7610, ext. 6822.

This event is co-sponsored by the Vernon Friends of the Library, Gallery Vertigo and the Okanagan Regional Library.