The picturesque setting of the Prospect Lake countryside will only be matched by the beauty of the art on display at Saturday’s Art in the Vineyard.
Visitors can browse through nearly 1,000 pieces of donated art that will be on display at Starling Lane Vineyard as the soothing sounds of live music rises from the lawn below.
Admission is $2 for the event running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by the Prospect Lake and District Community Association which includes the sale of ‘previously loved’ art and collectibles, displays by South Island artists and artisans, a flower sale and vintage tea room, all taking place among the historic farm buildings and English country gardens of the Saanich-designated heritage property at 5271 Old West Saanich Rd.
About 40 artists will present their work on the lawns and under the trees around the historic farmhouse, displaying original paintings, pottery, prints, photography, clothing, fabric art, decorative accessories, body care, gourmet food, jewelry and wood creations. The donated artwork includes quality reproductions and original works in oil, water colour and multimedia by well-known and emerging artists from Salt Spring Island to San Francisco, First Nations art, Asian art and Canadiana.
There will also be beverages and traditional fare served on vintage china at the event organized to raise funds for the improvement of the grounds around the heritage Prospect Lake Hall.