Chair-ity raffle at Chilliwack Fair features functional art

The CCAC is raffling off one-of-a-kind painted Adirondack chairs at the Chilliwack Fair (Aug 5-7) in support of children’s arts programming.

The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is raffling off one-of-a-kind painted Adirondack chairs at the Chilliwack Fair (Aug 5-7) in support of children’s arts programming.

The Chilliwack Community Arts Council is raffling off one-of-a-kind painted Adirondack chairs at the Chilliwack Fair (Aug 5-7) in support of children’s arts programming.

The Chilliwack Community Arts Council welcomes visitors of the 144th Annual Chilliwack Fair to embrace their “chair-itable” side with a unique fundraising raffle in support of children’s arts programming. Raffle tickets for the “Chair-ity Raffle” will be available for purchase from the Arts Council booth at the Fair, August 5, 6 and 7.

A choice between two one-of-a-kind Adirondack chairs hand painted by accomplished local artists will be offered.

Marianne Palmers’ “…and the livin’ is easy” evokes unwinding in the summertime amidst long grasses and wildflowers by the water of the Cheam Lake Wetlands. Palmers’ chair features vibrant shades of blue and green with contrasting bright white accents. Also at home in nature, “A Musical Garden” by John Butt draws inspiration from a love of music and the symphonic beauty of the natural world. Butt’s chair features leafy green hues, pale yellow and hints of red from ladybug details.

To celebrate the Fair’s “Hometown Harvest” festivities, the Arts Council will be joined by a group of talented artist demonstrators who will spend the weekend showcasing their creative process while offering handcrafted pieces for sale. The artistic minds behind Choi’s Pottery, Wilf Warkentin Fine Art, Colours of Henna, Heirloom Jewellery by Jim, and Dream Monkey Productions will be in attendance alongside fellow local artists.

The Chilliwack Community Arts Council will also host an Arts Zone to provide families the opportunity to collaborate in creating their own work of art. Sponsored by PrairieCoast Equipment, the Arts Zone will feature lino-cut block printing using stamps themed around the agricultural heritage of the John Deere brand as well as our local farming community. The custom linoleum stamps to be used for the artwork were meticulously designed and produced by the talented duo, Chrissy Courtney and Riley Charters, from House of Fine Art in Abbotsford.

Tickets for the “Chair-ity Raffle” fundraiser will be sold at the Fair for $2 each from the Arts Council tent in the Home and Garden Building. Learn more about the fair at chilliwackfair.com.