Mission Painters sale returns after two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 – Kelowna News
Mission painters returns sale
Photo: Michelle Droettboom
It’s back to normal for the Mission Painters art exhibition and sale.
For the first time since the pandemic hit, the art exhibit is back. Even COVID-19 couldn’t stop these painters, many painted outdoors to produce their works during the pandemic to stay safe but active.
“There is an exceptional variety of paintings this year, representing the many creative ways we have tried to navigate painting together over the past two years with no place to paint.
“We have painted in many local points of interest and will show the paintings resulting from these experiences. It will be a very interesting show,” says Michelle Droettboom, one of the event organizers.
Some of the locations included Kasugai Gardens, McMillan Farms Meadow, as well as Guisachan Heritage Park Flowers and the Trail along Mission Creek.
“Mission Painters also spent last fall painting small 4×4 paintings giving every Covid ward and critical care worker at Kelowna General Hospital a small token of our appreciation. We also have some of these adorable little gems for you at the art show,” says Droettboom.
Nearly a thousand people attended the last sale in 2019, before the pandemic. The show is set to return Saturday and Sunday July 9 and 10 at Sarsons Beach, 4398 Hobson Rd.