Arts extends a hand to Johnsons Landing

Nelson’s inaugural summer art showcase, set for this Sunday in front of City Hall, will also be a fundraiser for Johnsons Landing residents.

Nelson’s inaugural summer art showcase, set for this Sunday in front of City Hall, will also be a fundraiser for Johnsons Landing residents.

Organizer Richard Rowberry said donations collected at the free event will go to either the Canadian Red Cross or a different community organization working in Johnsons Landing.

“I have friends in Johnsons Landing, and I’ve asked them where to send donations,” Rowberry said. “The money will go to whatever organization they choose. I think it should be up to them to decide.”

The showcase will run from noon to 8 p.m. Rowberry said some of the musical talent will include Pat Henman, Bessie Wapp and Barry Gray.

“We’re still looking for artists of all kinds who want to perform,” said Rowberry, noting the showcase will also include spoken word and storytelling.

As well, Rowberry is looking for artisans to contribute items for a silent auction fundraiser. For info contact Rowberry at 250-505-6900 or histerian@hotmail.com.

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