An event simultaneously benefitting local artists and health care had another successful run this year.
The South Cariboo Health Foundation (SCHF) presented its annual Studio 2 Studio 3 Self-Guided Art Tour on Sept. 12, during which about a dozen artists displayed their work at seven locations around 108 Mile Ranch.
It was a bright and sunny day and close to 50 visitors made stops throughout the five-hour event, browsing the variety of artwork on display and visiting some of the artists’ studios.
“I think, all in all, we had a wonderful day,” says Brenda Devine, a spokesperson for the SCHF, which supports health facilities and projects in the community.
“We got really good comments about the tour and about how people really enjoyed it.”
A portion of every sale went to the SCHF. Just under $1,000 was raised.
Some of the bigger sales came from a group shopping from the Lower Mainland, Devine says.
She adds the event is two-pronged. While it benefits the artists, it also informs more and more people about the foundation and what it stands for.
As long as local artists want to participate and people still enjoy coming out, the SCHF will carry on with a Studio 2 Studio 4 event next year, Devine says.
Starry Nights at the 100 Mile District General Hospital is the next SCHF fundraising event, coming at the end of November.