A new arts and entertainment experience in Chemainus kicks off this Friday.
The very first ArtBeat will take place Fri., June 22 from 5-9 p.m., and featured artists Cim MacDonald and Connie Greig-Manning — two of Chemainus’s most accomplished artists and muralists — will be on hand to greet people, display their paintings and demonstrate their techniques.
ArtBeat is a collaboration of Chemainus businesses and the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society (CVCAS) to create a recurring art walk and street party in Chemainus. The event runs every Friday evening from 5-9 p.m. from June 22 to Aug. 31 and features high-calibre artists, creative demonstrations and a sparkling lineup of entertainment. Shops and eateries will stay open late to join the festivities.
Originally the brainchild of Willow Street Café owner Phil Mavis, who was inspired by a similar event in Hawaii, ArtBeat has garnered the support of many groups, including individual volunteers, local business owners, the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society [CVCAS] and the Chemainus BIA.
— Submitted by Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society