Roberts Creek: Art abounds in the Creek

Art Crawl comes to the Gumboot Nation! 

With only 6.23 per cent of the population on the Coast, little Roberts Creek has 17.2 per cent of the studios open this weekend for the 10th annual Art Crawl. Way to represent! 

There are 186 studios to visit (32 in the Creek!) over the three days, with your chance to meet the artists who decorate our lives. The signs are up and the creators are waiting for you, so get out there. Studio listings in Roberts Creek start at #76, photographer Kendal Green, and go to acrylic artist Christine Byrne at #108. All venues are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days, as well as special Friday evening events, 7 to 9 p.m. Our local special evenings take place at #79 Catherine Dunlop, #86 Steve Christian and Megan Mansbridge, #102 The Macgee Cloth Company (their loom is something I need to see for myself), #105 Lucas Kratochwill, and #107 Carolynn Doan. I cannot guarantee it, but there may be snacks. 

Meet your neighbours and get great local produce and products as the Community and Masonic Halls host the weekly market, Wednesday afternoons, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. 

This Friday, Oct. 18 is a special night at Legion #219. Musicians Joe Stanton, Simon Paradis, Devora Laye, Bonar Harris and Clay Hepburn will entertain to help fund 500 Days in the Wild, an unfolding story that ebbs and flows between documentary and adventure film, taking us into the realm of myth and legend through the eye of Indie filmmaker Dianne Whelan, who is on a five-year ecological and reconciliation pilgrimage along the longest trail in the world – the 24,000 km Great Trail (the Trans Canada Trail). Starts at 8 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 19, DJ Micheal Red and company will be in to help you get down. 

Public help is needed to make a forest full of hearts, a movement to bring public attention to the Clack Creek Forest legal challenge. Meet Saturday Oct. 19 at B&K Road power lines in Roberts Creek at 10:30 a.m. to be part of a public art installation to cut out 1,000 red felt hearts and attach them to 1,000 trees in the forest. Bring scissors and your camera. For more online info, go to Elphinstone Logging Focus. 

This Saturday the Sunshine Coast Equestrian Club will host their rescheduled show (September was cancelled due to wet weather and sloppy footing), Oct. 19 at their grounds, 1436 Largo Rd. (up the B&K logging road, look for their sign), weather dependent.  

Contact me with your news Mondays before noon for the Friday edition of Coast Reporter at kellybacks@rocketmail.com

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