This piece is part of a door prize ‘golden’ basket that will be going home with one lucky winner from the Kaatza Art Show taking place this weekend, May 20-22, 2022. (Submitted photo)

This piece is part of a door prize ‘golden’ basket that will be going home with one lucky winner from the Kaatza Art Show taking place this weekend, May 20-22, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Kaatza Art Group celebrating 50+2 this weekend in Lake Cowichan

Represented are woodworkers, jewelry silversmiths, potters, fibre artists and more

When the Kaatza Art Group’s Golden Anniversary (50 years in operation) was cancelled due to COVID restrictions, the members were bereft at being unable to celebrate this milestone.

Now that gatherings are again permitted the group has decided that this year’s show will be titled 50+2; that is 50 years plus two more. In this manner they are still celebrating the 50th milestone while acknowledging that another two years have passed as they open the doors on the show which takes place from May 20-22 in Upper Centennial Hall in Lake Cowichan.

In keeping with this theme they have organized a ‘golden’ door prize, where everything in the gift basket reflects a golden tone, and a second basket where everything is in pairs. As the items were collected there was a large surprise donation that will constitute a third draw for lucky attendees.

The Kaatza Art Group is an independent group that welcomes creative people of all types. Represented in their membership are woodworkers, jewelry silversmiths, potters, fibre artists, paper artists, and various mixed media people in addition to painters employing a number of mediums. All items shown are creations that have not previously been displayed at the show so you are guaranteed a unique viewing experience.

In addition to the current member works, there will be a display of works of three former members who recently died. A number of their works have been donated as fundraisers for the group and will be available through a silent auction.

For those who enjoy art but don’t have wall space or money for large pieces, there will member-made greeting cards available for purchase.

As a ‘thank you’ for visiting you will be in receipt of a free bookmark with personal calligraphy done while you wait. The backgrounds of the cards are from paintings done by members.

This is a free event (no entry charge). The show is open from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, May 20 and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22.

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