-Tracy Snow, Prestige Oceanfront Resort
March 9 and 10 saw the fourth annual Appetite for Art in Sooke, a fundraiser pairing art and food in a gallery style setting in the beautiful Prestige Oceanfront Resort.
‘Appetite for Art’ showcases Sooke artists and pairs their work with local restaurants and culinary businesses. The pairing of art and food allow for a greater appreciation of both methods of creative expression. With 80 pieces of original art on display, and 9 unique local food vendors, the gallery style show was a feast for both the eyes and the palate. All artwork on display was available for purchase.
“For our fourth year, we were really excited to bring a couple of new vendors to the show,” said Tracy Snow, General Manager for the West Coast Grill. “We had some favorite businesses from last year return, as well as some new faces, all in support of great local causes. It’s always great when local businesses come together to support such great causes.”
The event is designed to raise money for the Sooke Fine Arts Society Youth Scholarship fund and for the Sooke Food Bank through ticket sales, art sales and a raffle.
“Sooke has an amazing variety of artists and this year we saw some very unique styles represented,” said Christa Rossner, Executive Director of the Sooke Fine Arts Society. “Our jurors chose 80 pieces, making it the largest show so far.”
As always, the big winners are the causes: the Sooke Fine Arts Youth Scholarship and the Sooke Food Bank both benefitting. This year’s event raised $3200. Events like these are the result of many hours of hard work from volunteers from the Sooke Fine Arts Society and the Sooke Community Arts Council.