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Opportunity: Call for Artists, Photographers & Authors- 3rd Annual Art & Words Festival

Be a part of the Art & Words Festival 2024, August 22-25, at Gibsons Public Market, where you’ll be paired at random with an artist to create magic works of literature and art.

New this year, on the first day of the festival we will have a book & art fair in the market, where participants can sell their art and books. We’re also accepting proposals for workshops.

Last year about 4,000 people came through the doors and saw the show, which included the awards ceremony of our SCWES Book Awards for BC Authors!

3rd Annual Art & Words Festival

August 22-25, at Gibsons Public Market, where artists are paired at random with an artist to create magic works of literature and art.

New this year, on the first day of the festival we will have a book & art fair in the market, where participants can sell their art and books. We’re also accepting proposals for workshops.

Last year about 4,000 people came through the doors and saw the show, which included the awards ceremony of our SCWES Book Awards for BC Authors!

Gibsons Public Market: Saturday Live Music – Glenn Millar

Glenn’s mellow singing voice and finger-picking guitar style have delighted audiences here on the Coast and in Vancouver. He plays a wide repertoire of covers from the folk, country and pop genres while mixing in a few originals of his own.

Gibsons Public Market: Neighbourhood Night

Head over to The Gibsons Public Market for our first Neighbourhood Night.
Live music by Celso Machado, childcare, movie’s, games, door prizes, extended hours on the merchant floor and delicious food and drinks from Emelle’s Market Bistro!

Paint Night: ‘BIRCH TREES’ with Create by Karen

Join us for our second Paint Night with Create by Karen! This time, we will be focusing on painting beautiful silvery birch trees, with an emphasis on mixing colors and shading to give them a realistic look. Learn valuable skills to produce stunning results.

If you have a passion for art or have been wanting to explore your artistic side, this event is perfect for you. It’s a unique opportunity to create your masterpiece and have a memorable night of creativity and socializing.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, November 16th
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Venue: The Atrium
Cost: $50 + GST
What’s Included:

A glass of wine
All materials needed for the painting

Gibsons Public Market: Saturday Live Music: Stephan LaCasse

Stephan LaCasse is a singers-songwriter from Roberts Creek! He released his debut full-length album “Whiskey Creek Surf Shop Blues” in January. His performances include a mix of original songs and crowd-favourite cover tunes in his unique style. Great for music fans of all ages. More at stephanlacasse.com

Saturday Live Music: John Pa Rainey

Pa Rainey was recorded singing Hank Williams tunes at 3 years old , but they didn’t want go on the Louisiana Hayride radio hour so he ran away with his guitar and kazoo. Fortunately Elizabeth Cotton was driving by with Will Shade, Leon Redbone and Memphis Minnie in Pete Seager’s car. They saw pa hitchhiking and gave him a ride.
They all had a great time drinking coffee and playing show tunes, been gigg’in ever since .

Saturday Live Music: Pulling Strings

Inspired by good old-fashioned fun, “Pulling Strings” Ukulele Singers are a spirited troupe of players bound to put a smile on your face and a tap in your toe.

Enjoy singing along while they serve up their eclectic blend of pop classics and golden oldies. Music for all occasions – shaken not stirred

Saturday Live Music: Pulling Strings

Inspired by good old-fashioned fun, “Pulling Strings” Ukulele Singers are a spirited troupe of players bound to put a smile on your face and a tap in your toe.

Enjoy singing along while they serve up their eclectic blend of pop classics and golden oldies. Music for all occasions – shaken not stirred!

Saturday Live Music: Michael Maser

Michael has been playing music on the Coast since he landed here 25 years ago. He’s played many solo gigs and with varying ensembles of fellow musicians, especially the ‘Duttons’ group of which he has been a regular for 20 years (gulp!). He plays folk, jazz, blues and celtic with the help of guitar and harmonica.

Gibsons Public Market: Saturday Live Music with Jennifer Mauel

A gifted guitarist and singer-songwriter whose melodies and lyrics have the power to stir the soul equally skilled as an instrumental guitarist and a captivating storyteller, Jennifer crafts a unique sound blending folk, jazz, pop, and contemporary styles.

Opportunity: Winter Market applications

Deadline Oct. 13th. The Gibsons Public Market ‘Winter Market’ will be held on Friday, Dec 1 and Saturday Dec 2nd. Join us as we host beloved coastal artisans, delicious food and beverages and activities for all ages.

Vendor applications form is here.

Paint Night: ‘Monet’ Water Lilies with Create by Karen

Great News!
Paint Night with Create by Karen is back this fall. The series will kick off with Monet’s Water Lilies, a timeless and beautiful subject for painting. If you enjoy art or have been wanting to explore your artistic side, this event is for you. It’s a chance to create your masterpiece and have a memorable night of creativity and socializing. A glass of wine and materials included!

Date : Thursday, October 5th
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: Atrium
Cost: $50+gst

Demo & Dine: Sheikh El Mehshi (King of Stuffings) with Chef Fadi Eid from JamJar

Indulge in a delightful culinary experience with Chef Fadi Eid from JamJar at our next Demo & Dine!

Chef Fadi will prepare Sheikh El Mehshi, which translates to ‘King of Stuffing.’ A delicious meal with golden eggplants stuffed with seven-spice ground beef, cooked in a garlicky tomato sauce, and served with vermicelli rice.

The event is limited to 20 participants, making it an excellent opportunity for an intimate and immersive cooking experience. Register to secure your spot and enjoy an immersive dining experience. Bon appétit!

Date: Friday, October 6th
Venue: Gibsons Public Market, Community Kitchen
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Cost: $45 +gst

Gibsons Public Market: Saturday Live Music – Douglas Campbell

A 3rd generation resident of the Sunshine Coast, an accomplished composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. He has played in a number of country, rock and gospel bands throughout the western provinces and was instrumental in forming the locally known “Ruff Cut Band” & “Half Cut & The Slackers”.

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