More than 100 people came out to the first ever Plein Air Painting Festival held at Kilby Historic Site last weekend. The downturn in the weather did not stop the folks from coming out and participating in the “open air” event, according to Kilby’s sales and marketing manager Jo-Anne Leon.
“It was really interesting to see the paintings develop over the two days,” says Leon.
On Sunday, Aug. 15, judges selected Maria Josenhans’ picture of Kilby’s “Tin Shed” as the grand prize winner. Thanks to the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa, the winner received a one night accommodation at the resort, a chef’s dinner for two at the Copper Room and breakfast for two at the Lakeside Café.
The People’s choice award went to the youngest participant, Emily McBryan, for her “Sunflowers’ painting.
Up next is Kilby’s Visitor Appreciation Carnival this Sunday, August 23. From 11-4 p.m., join in an old-fashioned Summer Carnival.
“A festive bash we throw to celebrate all our partners and supporters, this event is ‘admission by donation’,” says Leon. “There will be a large selection carnival games, market stalls, face-painting, crafts, a barbecue and loads of prizes for the kids!”
For more information, see www.kilby.ca