The Manotick Art Association is thrilled to announce that its annual spring show and sale, “Inspirations”, will be back again this April 21-23.
The show will take place at the Curling Club in Manotick, 5519 South River Drive, and will feature the works of 41 area artists. The show runs Friday, 6-9 PM; Saturday, 10-4:00; and Sunday, 10-4:00. Entry is free and there is plenty of parking, as well as an accessible entrance.
The show brings a breath of fresh air into the community after a long winter through a feast of vibrant colours and images. Visitors can enjoy viewing landscapes, abstracts, florals, and wildlife painted in oils, watercolours, acrylics, pastel, batik, and wood. There are also several photographers showing their art.
Many of the artists will be familiar to long-time patrons of Inspirations, but we are excited to welcome several new and exciting artists to the line-up this year. We are also pleased that the new layout adopted in 2022 was much appreciated by both patrons and artists, and so we will keep to what worked well for everyone.
“The show will also feature live music on each of the three days,” said Giedre Abromaitis, President of the Manotick Art Association. “Scott Voelzing will entertain our guests on Friday evening. Saturday 1-3, will feature Chad Wolfe on fiddle and Patric Hamelin on piano, and on Sunday, Velvet Touch will be playing light jazz from 1-3:00. Try your luck at winning a gift card to some of Manotick’s favourite establishments. Just fill out a ballot with name, phone number, and email so that we can contact you when you win!”
This year the Manotick Art Association is also introducing a People’s Choice award on each of the show’s three days. Each visitor will be able to complete a form indicating which painting they liked the best. Each day, these ballots will be tallied and the artist acknowledged.
The show also has a philanthropic element as it continues to support local and area charitable organizations.
“The Manotick Art Association has always taken pride in supporting charities through the proceeds of our spring show,” said Abramaitis. “This year we will be supporting The Ottawa Mission.; their need is great and never-ending.”
Abramaitis added that the show is not just for art lovers, but it is for everyone.
“Come out to the spring show! We would love to see you and your family have an enjoyable time viewing artworks that are beautiful, inspiring, and family friendly. Art, in any of its forms, beautifies and enriches our world. The painting that you fall in love with can bring you peace and joy for many, many years.”
The Manotick Art Association’s Inspirations Art Show returns to the Manotick Curling Club in April.