LOWAC Launches Dip Dip And Swing

Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 18:58 PM

Residents in Kenora might notice some new art work on display.

The Dip Dip and Swing exhibit put on by the Lake of the Woods Art Community had their grand opening today.

Sue Straight the President of LOWAC says a lot of time and work went into the exhibit.

"We started this over 2 years ago applying for grants. We would like to recognize the Ontario Arts Council who gave us a major grant, as well as other businesses and groups who gave us other donations."

The exhibit features painted canoes and paddles, as well as some indoor pieces in businesses on main and second street.

Straight adds the art pieces are to commemorate some major events.

"The 150 birthday of Canada which is going on everywhere across our wonderful country. As well as the opening of the Path of the Paddle Trans Canada Trail canoe route which is from Thunder Bay to the Whiteshell. The official opening will be on the 26th of August but we are celebrating that important event. We are also celebrating the Canada Summer Games 2017."

A majority of the art pieces will be for sale after the exhibit is done.

You can find a catalogue featuring all of the art pieces and the artists at the Discovery Centre, The Museum and either Johnson's or Tilley's Pharmacy.