Art on the Farm began in 2005 and is now in its 8th year. It is held outdoors in the beautiful Columbia Valley, just south of Cultus Lake, BC. Surrounded by the Coastal Mountains, and lush fields, artists display their wares in the orchards, hazelnut trees, and in the shade of the farmhouse. Last year the Chilliwack School of Performing Arts presented their summer finale performance on the farm next to the big pond and they will be back this year with a new production! In 2009, the ragtime, gypsy band Blackberry Wood got everyone dancing and tapping their feet. In 2008, a jam session of guitars, mandolin, and tambourine was held in the orchard. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments, and find a shady place to play in the relaxed valley setting.
Over the years many artists have demonstrated their art, some highlights include: The Chilliwack Spinners and Weavers Guild, Botanical Specialties Lavender extraction, blacksmithing, quilting, and dog hair spinning.
Children’s activities have included gum boot tossing, Farmer in the Dell (find the hidden hay stack toys), and duct tape wallet making. Yummy locally made and grown foods add to the day as well, everybody needs Chilliwack Corn!
This fun, family event is different every year. We hope to see you at the farm this year as artists, musicians or participants.