Carr’s Landing artists open doors to their studios

Artists in the community between Vernon and Kelowna invite public into their studios to see them work, ask questions and perhaps purchase

It is impossible to escape the influence of art in our society and even more difficult to imagine a world without it.

Visual art in the form of original paintings, sculptures, photography and jewellery bring with them a unique view with a kind of “personality” that is distinctive and special. Being surrounded by art brings joy and comfort. It can help turn a house into a home. An empty space finds voice when it includes art.

“With its beautiful lake vistas, rolling hills, mountain panoramas and flowering gardens, the Okanagan is a natural muse for artists from across Canada and the world,” said Lake Country-based artist Chris Malmkvist.

This weekend, you’re invited into the studios of the artists who have settled in Carr’s Landing Community. Their art represents a diverse range of experiences, cultures and styles, but they all call this particular 10-kilometer stretch of road home.

“The Art Tour is an opportunity for visitors and locals to get to know the artists behind the work, see their work environments, ask questions and discover their motivations. In the process you’ll have the rare chance to purchase paintings, sculptures, jewelry and photography directly from the artists who created them,” said Malmkvist. “Come out to see what this community inspires, find that new piece or come simply to hear the stories.

“Bring along your friends and start experimenting with your own artistic taste.”

The following artists will be in attendance:

Laine Lowe and Dale, 12858 Pixton Rd.

Virginia May-Brown and Janet Stalenhoff, 16950 Coral Beach Rd.

Chris Malmkvist and Doug Morgan, 16766 Carr’s Landing Rd.

Tina Knooihuizen, 1457 Barkley Rd.

Wendy Klein, 16392 Barkley Rd.

John Waite, 147 Commonage Rd.

The eighth Annual Carr’s Landing Art Tour takes place Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. For more information, please see www.carrslandingart.com or e-mail chrismalmkvist@telus.net