The upcoming Painters at Painter’s weekend is one you won’t want to miss if you’re into art, travel, and food. Campbell River’s Painter’s Lodge was originally opened back in 1929 by Mr. E.P. Painter and over the years the arts (and painting specifically) have become a staple throughout the resort property. Each of the rooms has a collection from a different artist and most are named after them, and for the past 20 years this annual event has brought together a bunch of them to hang out with over 1,000 guests for a truly interactive weekend.
Take a look at the experience of the resort in THIS series of posts I did a couple years back when we stayed in the Brian R. Johnson room, and join me here as I take you into the 2014 Painters at Painter’s experience.
When you first arrive you’re given an itinerary for the weekend filled with talks with the artists, as well as workshops if you want to learn about their processes. While many of the guests are painters themselves the largest draw is for folks like myself who simply appreciate the . Here’s a shot of the gallery they set up for the weekend in the lower lobby. Different areas of the buildings throughout the property have different exhibits like this one, and you browse them freely.
While there’s an obvious slant towards painting there are also carvers and sculptors that are brought in. I had some great conversations with Maarten Schaddelee, pictured here where he was stationed for most of the weekend, right by the main entrance to the main lodge.
Here’s one of Maarten’s finished pieces that was on display.
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