Art on the Farm celebrates 10 years

Visit Barking Dog Farm in Chilliwack this Saturday and see how it is transformed with music, local artists, theatre, and more.

Art on the Farm is celebrating its 10th year this weekend.

Art on the Farm is back for its tenth year.

Visit Barking Dog Farm in Columbia Valley near Cultus Lake on Saturday, Aug. 16 and see how it is transformed with the harmonies of the Vancouver Thunderbird Chorus, local artists and theatre.

This free community event has added more kids activities than ever before. There will be book readings by Barefoot Books and the Chilliwack Library, button making and mural painting. Artists will demonstrate glass bead making and wheel throwing pottery. There will be animals to pet, handmade candy to enjoy and theatre under the trees.

All art vendors are juried and their handmade work includes jewellery, pottery, candles, photography and handmade soaps.  New this year is cheese tasting from the Smits and Cow; as well as homemade pastas, desserts and more.

This small event is known for its relaxed vibe and friendly atmosphere.

“I love it when people come for the whole day and enjoy the ambience of the event,” says Art on the Farm organizer, Minda Chittenden.

“Play your guitar in the trees, sketch in the fields, browse the art, watch the demos, listen to music and nibble on cheese. Don’t rush. Slow down and wander in and don’t forget to pick the blackberries — we are going to have lots this year.”

Art on the Farm takes place at 1162 Iverson Rd. on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info at www.artonthefarm.ca.