PHOTOS: Paintings return to Kilby for fifth annual festival

Artists were set up around Kilby Historic Site for the fifth annual Plein Air Festival. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Artists were set up around Kilby Historic Site for the fifth annual Plein Air Festival. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Artists were set up around Kilby Historic Site for the fifth annual Plein Air Festival. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Paintings at the Plein Air Festival examined any part of Kilby’s historic grounds, from flowers to buildings to people. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Although Kilby’s Plein Air Festival is billed as a painting event, artists used any number of media, including chalk pastels, for their artwork. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Artists were set up around Kilby Historic Site for the fifth annual Plein Air Festival. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Artists were set up around Kilby Historic Site for the fifth annual Plein Air Festival. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

The sun may not have been shining brightly on their canvases, but dozens of artists still set up their artwork at Kilby’s Historic Site.

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The artists, coming from around the Lower Mainland were at the historic site for its fifth annual Plein Air Festival, an event that allows painters to work at the historic site over the weekend and have their artwork judged by a panel.

Friday saw these paintings begin to come to life, as artists began to map out their work.

The painters will be at the historic site Saturday, Aug. 17, with a Sunday afternoon gala revealing the best of the weekend’s work.



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