The Editor, Re: "Skies clear for Steveston's biggest grand prix yet," News, Sept. 25.
Well, Mark Glavina of Phoenix Art Workshop did it again. He took the arts from the back of the bus and put it in the driver's seat. The 4th Annual Grand Prix of Art spread itself around the streets of Steveston Sat. Sept. 21. Contrary to the weather forecast, the sun shone, bringing out the largest number of artists thus far.
We had 85 artists draw their locations, get shuttled to their spots and when the Gulf of Georgia Cannery's whistle blew, load their brushes. Three hours and many paint strokes later, they put down their brushes when the cannery whistle blew again at 1 p.m. Then it was back to Britannia Shipyards where their work was hung, judged and winners announced before the public filed through the gallery in the Chinese Bunkhouse.
A lot of the art has been sold, but most of it will hang until Sunday. The Bunkhouse will be open noon until 5 p.m., except Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. It is a great opportunity to pick up an original piece of Steveston art! It took a mighty team of volunteers to pull off this amazing event and I would like to thank all the volunteers for a job so very well done!
Mary Lou Rossiter
Volunteer Coordinator Grand Prix of Art
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