Art is the gift that keeps on giving, long after it’s been hung on the wall or placed on a shelf.
Twenty-four local artists are participating in the Kanata Civic Art Gallery’s 19th annual Gift of Art sale at the Mlacak Centre from Nov. 17 to 18. Six artists will be participating for the first time.
“It’ll be a little bit of everything,” said embroidery artist Judi Miller. “All our new people are in it.”
Miller, a member of the gallery for 11 years, said there will be a mix of pieces available at the sale, including watercolour, acrylic, embroidery, textile, pencil, ceramic and photography.
The Beaverbrook resident said she enjoys taking part each year because it gives her an opportunity to interact with people and receive feedback on her work.
“I just really like talking to people,” she said. “Try it out on people, see what they think.”
It also lets those who are curious about the gallery come out to browse a variety of works by different artists and ask questions in an informal setting.
The Gift of Art sale is also a chance for people to own an original piece.
“You could support the local artistic community and purchase an original work of art,” said Miller. A range of prices will be offered, making it affordable, she said.
Admission is free and refreshments will also be provided.
The 19th annual Gift of Art show and sale takes place from from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the upper halls at the Mlacak Centre, located at 2500 Campeau Dr.
The art gallery is also looking for new members. It’s holding a call for artists until Nov. 23. For more information, visit kanatagallery.ca.