Art Alchemy prepares for annual Square Foot Show

The Art Alchemy Square Foot Show has become a much anticipated tradition in Courtenay.

The Art Alchemy Square Foot Show has become a much anticipated tradition here in Courtenay.

This year marks the sixth square foot show put on by the Alchemy collective, and it is shaping up to be the best square foot show ever.

As well as paintings from the nine artists in the collective, over 50 other local artists have been invited to submit work to this notable, juried event.

What sets a square foot show apart from other shows is that every piece of high quality, original art is the same size, 12” x 12”, and the same price, $200. All other studio work is put away, and the entire studio space is transformed into an intoxicating patchwork of one-of-a-kind paintings. Wine, cheese, and other refreshments and appetizers will be served along with the art in a party atmosphere.

This year’s square foot show opens on Friday, Dec. 2, with a spectacular grand opening celebration from 7-10 p.m. The show runs through the weekend, Saturday, Dec. 3  and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many of the contributing artists will be in attendance throughout the show, along with the members of the Art Alchemy collective. Art Alchemy is situated at 362c, 10th St. in Courtenay.

This is a great opportunity to choose the perfect gift for that special person on your Christmas list, or add to your own collection. At $200, these square foot beauties are a great price. Get there early to choose your favourites; the paintings will be flying off the walls!

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