Bid on artwork, aid the estuary

Time is running out for you to bid on estuary-inspired art.

Time is running out for you to bid on estuary-inspired art.

Time is running out for you to bid on estuary-inspired art.

Time is running out for you to bid on estuary-inspired art.

Once again artists from around the Comox Valley and beyond are supporting the protection and restoration of the Courtenay River estuary by submitting their art to the Keeping It Living Campaign.

Keeping It Living is an awareness and fundraising campaign to give everyone the opportunity to contribute to the preservation and restoration of the Courtenay River estuary. The goal is to bring about the return of abundance to this beautiful and productive natural feature which truly is the jewel in the crown of the Comox Valley.

Forty-three pieces have been submitted from renowned artists such as Ken Kirkby, Bev Byerley, Richard Mravik, Sofie Skapski and Brian Buckrell. Their art encompasses a variety of styes, mediums, sizes and subjects.

 

The pieces, beautiful and alluring, are up at www.keepingitliving.ca and will be on display at Zocalo Café, Crown Isle, Coastal Community Credit Union, and the Royal Bank until March 31. These pieces not only have value as amazing art but also as symbols of the quality of life you are protecting, you can go online to www.keepingitliving.ca to place your bids.

The grande finale of the auction and competition will be the Day of the Estuary event held at the K’ómoks Band Hall on April 2. All art as well as interactive multimedia displays will be showcased and open to the public 1 to 5:30 p.m.

 

There will also be an evening session featuring presentations by Nancy Greene on estuary archeology aka Sticks in the Mud and Ken Kirkby on restoration success. This will be the last chance for bids and will be an event to remember.

For more information, visit www.keepingitliving.ca.

— Keeping it Living

 

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