No, the Digby Island Art Show wasn’t cancelled despite buckets of rain falling from the sky. The small coastal community pulled together a network of tarps and tents for its annual event, welcoming Prince Rupert residents to explore the eclectic mix of art, chow down on some chili, and listen to live music.
At noon, a few dozen folks hopped on the bright yellow Inside Passage vessel by Prince Rupert Adventure Tours for the ride over to Dodge Cove on Sunday, May 27. When they arrived, there was food cooking on the BBQ outside the community centre, inside was a warm room filled with art to tour and artists to meet.
Dodge Cove resident Cay Hülsen handled the food outside, a pleasant addition to this year’s event.
“Local residents present their art work, could be photographer, paintings, or maybe a poem, everything is there. We encourage all these people to come over and have a wonderful day walking and enjoying their time in our little community,” he said with a giant grin under his moustache.
After everyone settled in, and a few explored the trails on the island, people congregated to the stage area covered by a massive tarp.
First up was Lance Clark and Jave Foster, then Vancouver folk singer Luke Wallace strummed a few of his latest original tunes followed by local duo Frances and Sarah.