Plein air shows town at its best

The annual Plein air in Ashcroft is later this month and local townspeople can't wait to see the artworks produced.

For the fourth time, artists from around BC will be descending on Ashcroft to participate in the Plein Air Paint out May 22-24.

“Plein air” literally means open air and artists will be painting outdoors capturing the beauty of our community and the surrounding area on the Saturday and Sunday.

The event is growing in popularity and this year will see 45 artists taking part. “We have artists coming from northern BC, the Cariboo, the Kootenays, the Island, Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast, as well as the Interior and we have 15 artists coming for the first time,” said organizer Jo-Anne Portman. “Artists are learning about our event through word of mouth and returning artists tell us that they are so impressed with the beauty of the area and of the welcome they receive from our community.”

The public is invited to the Show and Sale of works created that weekend on Sunday, May 24 from 6-8 pm at St. Alban’s Church Hall.

Just Posted

New Eco-Depot site proposed for Ashcroft, Cache Creek

TNRD staff directed to pursue the purchase of property at the former chip reload site off Highway 1

Oregon couple’s stolen truck located at Deep Creek, boat still missing

Jim and Kathy Jantz are thankful for the help they have received so far in Williams Lake

Two bodies found near Spences Bridge confirmed as those of missing Surrey men

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Many hands make light work at historic Cornwall fire lookout

Volunteers worked to restore the site, which a Journal reader remembers from a 1955 visit

Phase 2 work set to get started at 10 Mile Slide site

Work is projected to be complete by spring 2021 and will be monitored for two more years

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Most Read