Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Calling All Lower Mainland Artists!

Calling All Artists!Help Keep the Kids at BC Children's Hospital Painting!
Annual Garbage Can Art Contest & Auction Sunday, September 27, 2009
Registration & Information: Kevin McKeown at kevin@publicityplus.ca or 778.228.2548

It's that time of year again .... time to start preparing for the annual Granville Island Ferries Garbage Can Art Contest & Auction, which this year takes place Sunday, September 27, on Granville Island (http://www.granvilleisland.com/).

As an artist who has either participated in the past or expressed interest in taking part, we are giving you first crack at registering for one of the spots in this year's competition.

Twenty-five artists will take part in the four hours of creative madness, turning plain metal garbage cans, provided by the event sponsor, Granville Island Ferries, into works of art. The artists provide their time, their art supplies and their great ideas! Granville Island Ferries supplies the garbage cans, tents, water, power and sheltered areas for spray-painting. To keep the artists and crowds in a festive mood, Celtic music is provided throughout the afternoon by the popular Vancouver band Blackthorn (www.blackthornband.com).Trudy Van Dop, publisher of the Van Dop Art Guide To British Columbia, (www.art-bc.cm) assembles a team of judges from the local arts community award first, second and third place (with modest cash prizes) and the finished collectibles are then auctioned by broadcast personality and travel writer Dave Abbott to raise funds to purchase supplies for the art therapy programs at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital (http://www.bcchildrens.ca/).

To register for this year's fun, reply by return email providing your full name, your mailing address (including your postal code), your daytime and evening phone numbers (and a cell number if you have one) and your email address. Your registration will be confirmed by return email.For further details, see the event summary and FAQs below.To be removed from our annual email notification of this event, just reply requesting that you be deleted from the database.

For more information call Kevin Dale McKeown at 778.228.2548 or email kevin@publicityplus.ca.Kevin McKeownGranville Island Ferries Garbage Can Art Contest & Auction Sunday, September 27, 2009
PublicityPlus Event Marketing 778.228.2548 ~ kevin@publicityplus.ca