Art For an Oil Free Coast

Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Art For an Oil Free Coast

Art For an Oil Free Coast is a special 9 day art show located at Scotia Creek Gallery. Artists from all over Canada came together for this special show to help raise awareness of the proposed pipeline and supertanker routes that may devastate British Columbia rain forests.

Some of the notable Canadian artists involved in the exhibition include: Robert Bateman, Roy Henry Vickers, Chilli Thom, Mike Svob, David McEwon, Gaye Adams and others, which includes an exhibit, 160-page art book and film screening.

Some background info on the event

Led by Tafino based artist Mark Hobson, 50 of Canada's most distinguished artists traveled up and down B.C's coast in an effort to capture the untouched beautify our province offers. Armed with nothing but their paintbrushes, canvases and carving tools this amazing trip produced some truly inspiring works of art. This collection of art will now go on tour at different stops around BC to help raise awareness of the proposed pipeline that may threaten our natural rain forests.

The Art Show

Whistler will host the Art For an Free Coast tour this March 2 - 10. The art will be displayed at the Scotia Creek Gallery located inside Whistler Millennium Place. The gallery is open 7 days a week and is FREE to the public to attend.

What makes this traveling art show so special is the fact that all of the artists works have been donated to the help promote the cause at hand. That means all of the art on display is in fact for sale with all proceeds going towards Raincoast a non-profit fighting to preserve B.C's natural rain forests.

Scotia Creek Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 9AM - 5PM, Saturday: 11AM - 4PM, Sunday: 4PM - 7PM

Photo Credit Gallery: Steve Rogers

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