ArtBeat calling for artists

ArtBeat in Chemainus is calling for artists for its second annual summer street party, which will run Friday evenings, starting June 28.

After such a successful first year, the organizers of ArtBeat in Chemainus are urging artists and artisans to apply early, as they expect a large response to their call for artists.

ArtBeat is a summer street party featuring art, entertainment, art demonstrations and shopping. From June 28 to Aug. 30, the south block of Willow Street will be closed to traffic every Friday night for ArtBeat, which runs from 5-9 p.m. Shops and restaurants will be open late.

ArtBeat is open to all artists and artisans from Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands, with priority given to those from the Chemainus, Saltair and Crofton areas. Only original artwork is accepted. Each week, 12 to 20 outdoor artists will be featured.

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