By Arts Editor Doreen Jung. Strolling through Abbotsford’s diverse downtown businesses, while sipping wine and gazing at beautiful art was all part of a wonderful evening organized by the Abbotsford Downtown Business Association.
Over 160 tickets were sold for the event that brought together art, business, and people; generating a festive energy in historic downtown Abbotsford.
Photo: Riley Charters at Little White House, by Doreen Jung
“Everyone was extremely excited to see the art brought into the downtown,” describes ADBA Executive Director, Tina Stewart.
“We wanted to show off our downtown and introduce the arts into our downtown. Both objectives were definitely met.”
15 venues showcased the works of 19 artists and 2 arts groups. Photographer, Vickie Legere showed her work in the APAC Exhibit at Level 6 Images Studio.
“It was great meeting some of the other artists and having a chance to network with people.” said Legere. “I’m thinking this event was a real success for the arts community!”
Thursday, Sept. 19th: The art exhibits are open to the public during business hours until Thursday, Sept. 19th. The venues listed below feature works by the following artists:
- Roasted Grape Café: Amal Wasfi
- House of Fine Art: Janet Bright
- Blueberry Meadows Interiors: Josh Jenkins
- Sugar’d: Kelsey Moore
- Legal Grounds Coffee House: Central Fraser Valley Graphic Guild
- Shamrock Counselling: Neil Loewen
- Spruce Collective: Sherren MacLeod; Doe Bender’s Jazz performed Sept. 12th
- The Little White House: Riley Charters
- Champion Jacks Emporium: Shannon Thiessen, Paige Lawlor, and Heidi Buhler
- Tracycakes Bakery Café: Cristal Sawatzky – WINNER, FAVOURITE ARTIST
- Mac & Mango: Jeff Sawatzky
- Level 6 Images Studio: Abbotsford Photo Arts Club and Chris Woods
- A & D Music: Darcie Hodge and Etta Hellyer
- Marcus Otner Personal Real Estate: Dale Klippenstein and Steven Spenst
- Launch Menswear: Gary Burkholder
To learn more visit www.downtownabbotsford.com