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Fine Art Festival partners with Canoe Museum

For the past 34 years, on a weekend in mid-August, the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival (formerly the Buckhorn Wildlife Art Festival) has showcased gallery-quality displays of fine art that appeal to a broad range of art enthusiasts and collectors.

The 35th Anniversary Preview Night (Friday, August 17) promises a number of exclusive experiences, and provides each patron with an intimate opportunity to be the first to view the artists’ new works, enjoy fine hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and interact with the artists.

The theme “Canadian Journeys” reflects the impact of the canoe on the exploration and development of Canada, and, ultimately, on Canadian art.

Canadian Canoe Museum staff will be on site at the Festival to talk about their programs and events, and a display will feature one of their historic canoes, ongoing artisan demonstrations, as well as a selection of locally-made artisan goods from their gift shop for sale.

Half of the proceeds of ticket sales of this year’s opening night gala will go to the Peterborough-based museum.

“We are pleased and proud to shout out our support for the Canadian Canoe Museum in this way,” says Sally Yardley, director of the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival. “This is one more great reason for art lovers to come out to our Preview Night”.

The award-winning Buckhorn Fine Art Festival always inspires visitors to linger longer to experience demonstrations and special presentations by the artists themselves, and performances from a variety of accomplished musicians.

The Festival also includes an amateur art competition, a youth art display and interactive art activities for children of all ages, all in a picturesque woodland setting.

For more information, visit the Buckhorn Fine Art Festival website: www.buckhornfineart.com or call (705) 657-1918.

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