Submitted by Lin Steedman
Last year Winderberry Nursery and Bavin Glassworks families collaborated, along with 10 other local artists, Windermere Elementary School students, and several local musicians, to bring local art and music to the garden. It was a fabulous day! Inspiring and beautiful art, great music and delicious food out of Edible Acres Cafe.
It was so much fun we are doing it again! Saturday June 1st, 10-5 p.m. This year 12 artists will be dotted around the nursery, beside the cafe, and among the apple trees for your strolling pleasure.
Winderberry provides a unique space for artists to display their work and a shopping experience that is sure to please all your senses. We continue with the overall theme of “local producers” of art, food, and flowers. It will be a day to mark on your calendar! Edibles Cafe will be serving up creative dishes, coffees, sweets, and treats, and local musicians will be busking throughout the day.
The artists include; Pat Bavin, Ryan Bavin, Shawna Tegart, Carol Gordon, James McElroy, Dale Hunt, Maureen Janssens, June Thompson, Patrick Yesh, Lynne Grillmair, Lindsay Donovan, and Sharon Little. The artists have drawn inspiration from the spring theme such as flowers and gardens to changing mountains landscapes. Several mediums will be implemented; paint, glass, wood, and photography will all be represented.
Local musicians will be playing throughout day. You will enjoy listening to Bill Cropper, Kurt Richel, Mike Smith, Jessica Hanson, Melissa Wall and Travis Boa.
“Spring is our favourite time of year at Winderberry” says Lin Egan. “We are bursting with colour, lush green plants and all sorts of beautiful trees and shrubs. It is sure to be another fabulous day where art and gardening come together. We are excited to offer this experience to our community ~ it will be a lovely outing for the whole family”.
For Pat Bavin this show is about the “lure of the local”. Here, artists and producers of the valley promote a special gathering for everyone to enjoy. The creative weave of our five senses including colour, smell, uniquely tangible items, tap to the music, and of course, dig into some culinary art.
Farmer Oliver Egan will do a couple of farm tours throughout the day. If you have been wondering where Edibles Farm is growing all of their certified organic produce this is the prefect time to find out. Tours will run at 11a.m. and 2 p.m., will last about half an hour, and are suitable for all ages!
The show will go on rain or shine as the greenhouses can be used for cover if the forecast calls for liquid sunshine. Be sure to drop in regardless of the weather!
Plan on stopping by and staying awhile. See the art, colours, creativity, smell the flowers, taste the food and enjoy the music. For further information, call Winderberry Nursery at 250-342-3236.