Events

2021 EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

THE EDGE – FEBRUARY 1

As you enter the Anchor Inn lobby you are introduced to “THE EDGE”, a captivating boutique overlooking the ocean, and offering an amazing selection of “island inspired art”. 

Partnerships! Yes, we continue to build partnerships that enable us to celebrate our visual and performing artists. 

Our exquisite shop came to be when Charlotte Deptford put in motion a partnership for POTA with Bev Herperger, General Manager of the Anchor Inn. Charlotte had her “Ultimate Gift Boutique” in the lobby and, as she was retiring, she envisioned POTA providing opportunities and supporting artists and artisans with a new shop.

Voilà! A dream comes true. The Anchor Inn provides us with the space and looks after sales. All of our attention is on our artists. 

2020 EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

TIDEMARK THEATRE SPRING AND SUMMER DRAMA CAMPS FOR YOUTH

POTA sponsored mentors for both camps. This was an exciting opportunity for youth to delve into the world of performance and all that makes it happen – lighting, sound, action! 

NORTH ISLAND COLLEGE BURSARY

A $1000 bursary was awarded to a Fine Arts student who demonstrated an all-out work ethic and a passion for the arts.

DOWNTOWN WEARABLE ART WINDOW DISPLAY – JULY TO AUGUST 15

The Wearable Art Show took on a new look as designers from the fall 2019 show, Amy Louise (Mother), Tami Bennett (Beyond the Blue), Mona Craig (Lucky Dress), and Charlotte Deptford (Queen of Hearts), provided their pieces for display in the former Needles and Arts Centre window. The display was amazing and brought a smile to passersby. This was truly a partnership event! A quick drop into Mercedes Lane Too and La Tee Da and our request for mannequins was fulfilled. Kris at Impressions provided us with lighting and the Tidemark Theatre provided the spotlights. 

WEARABLE ART SHOW “HEADING OUT IN OUR HATS” – AUGUST

Reality – the fall 2020 Wearable Art Show was not going to happen. So, what shall we do instead? How about a wearable art summertime event? Voilà! We sent out a challenge to design and create hats. Adult and child artists took up our challenge. We had an amazing array of hats that downtown shops displayed in their windows. Everyone who participated received gift certificates from shops in the Downtown BIA. Laughter and a sense of connection with our community happened in spades. POTA was the talk of the town!

POP UP PAINTERS – AUGUST

One beautiful August day we adorned our downtown streets with pop up artists. It was a wonderful success. Shoppers stopped by to have a look and chat with the artists. There were gift certificates for the painters, shoppers for the shops. Watch for events like this in the future.

YOUNG AT ART – NOVEMBER

Nadia Reiger’s “The Crow’s Nest Gallery” hosted this event. Creative young artists participated and POTA provided $450 prize money that was awarded in the form of gift certificates.

2019 EVENTS

Campbell River Garden Tour

July 6 and 7 2019

What a wonderful weekend! 291 tickets were sold. It was a record. The gardens were beautiful, the visitors appreciative, and the 25+ artists and musicians amazing. This was a collaborative event with POTA partnering with the CR Garden Club and the City of CR as hosts. Just 2 years to wait for the next one.

River City Arts Festival

July 20 2019

An Art Zentangle experience with Barb Round and Penny Gosselin was sponsored by POTA and CR Arts Council.

Zentangle creates amazing art by drawing patterns called tangles, a method designed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. All you have to be able to do is to make elemental strokes, and a world of patterns begins to unfold as you are guided through a relaxing (thus the zen), fun, and easy method. It’s magical!

Art + Earth Festival Celebration — An Evening Soirée

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Patrons of the Arts (POTA) hosted an enjoyable evening soirée at the Campbell River Museum on behalf of the Festival. POTA featured the unveiling of original art work from four local artists: Eiko Jones, photography; Jill Paris Rody, painting; Ellen Statz, pottery; Alex Witcombe, Drifted Creations — as well as readings from local writers and music too. Guests met the artists, celebrating their art in a relaxed social setting.

In anticipation of a second Art + Earth Festival in the fall of 2020, POTA has reserved the Tidemark Theatre Art Gallery for a visual and performing art show and reception.

Art + Earth Festival Art Show

Ultimate Gift Boutique Art Show – September 2019

Charlotte Deptford’s “Ultimate Gift Boutique” showcased local artists work that reflect an art and earth theme. The boutique celebrated the inspiring work of Campbell River artists.

Wearable Art Fashion Show – A Fun and Funky Event

October 5, 2019

This fabulous evening featured choreographed presentations by visual and performing artists on stage in the Tidemark Theatre. Designers and models dazzled the audience.

For photos and more information go to Wearable Art Fashion Show Page