Appreciating local talents, approximately 500 people gathered for The Good Life Institute’s ‘Art In The Park’ event at Vermilion’s Heritage Park on September 9.
A combination of painting competition, classes, artisan vendors, and tasty treats, the event was a source of entertainment for people of all ages.
Inter Pipeline sponsored the lunch which included hotdogs by Lasting Impressions Catering and cinnamon buns from the community oven. Inter Pipleine Op Tech Corey Gabruk said, “It’s a great thing the community started, and provides an excellent way to interact with the community.”
“The whole event was magnificent. The weather was so nice, and the turnout was terrific,” said Mayor Bruce MacDuff.
Several area artisans showcased their wares including youth Biz Kids, and adults displaying jewellery, clothing, pottery, artwork, house wares, and body products.
In the 2D art competition, Bhavesh Gajjar said that his favourite thing about painting is colours and that it keeps him active.
Several participants some with experience and some without were thrilled to be led by Monica To in the ‘Mimosa Masterpieces’ and ‘Cab Sav and Canvases’ portion of the event where they could enjoy a beverage and artwork at the same time.
“It’s something to get our creative juices flowing and it’s so fun!” said Cheri Jeworski.
“We would like to thank our volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and the community for the phenomenal support,” said The Good Life Institute Coordinator Candice Anderson.