VPAG hosts creative evening

Take Part in Street Art is a prelude to Riot on the Roof, both hosted by the Vernon Public Art Gallery

You don’t have to have the skills of a Michelangelo or a Picasso to get creative this Friday night.

Artists, non-artists and aspiring artists are all invited to Take Part in Street Art, hosted by the Vernon Public Art Gallery, during the Avenue Market Friday between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

“Take Part in Street Art is a wonderful opportunity for members of the community to engage in alternative art leading up to the sixth annual Riot on the Roof,” said Dauna Kennedy Grant, executive director of VPAG. “Our goal is to create a space for emerging artists and community members to express themselves creatively in an interactive environment.”

Take Part in Street Art is an opportunity for local artists, aspiring artists, and community members to showcase their skills.

The gallery is providing all supplies. To get painting just show up in your painting clothes, ready to have some fun.

The finished art will be displayed on top of the downtown parkade at this year’s Riot on the Roof, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets for Riot on the Roof are $10 and available for purchase at the gallery, online at www.vernonpublicartgallery.com or at the Bean Scene on 30th Ave.

Take Part in Street Art is Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the VPAG table at the Downtown 30th Avenue Market.