Diamond Valley art scene thrives

Diamond Valley has carved out a special niche for artists and art lovers.

In downtown Black Diamond, the Bluerock Gallery embraces the 100-mile diet approach when it comes to artwork, with a focus on the work of Alberta artists. The gallery features paintings, pottery, jewelry, glass, books, furniture, metalwork and much more. Everything for sale is original and not reproduced.

Drop by Maryanne’s Eden, also downtown, to view the work of local artist Maryanne Jespersen.

Each month, the Sheep River Library in Turner Valley offers artists the opportunity to display their artwork for library users, residents and tourists alike to peruse.

Don’t miss the annual art show at Vale’s Greenhouse June 20-22 featuring the work of dozens of local artists.

The Sheep Creek Arts Council is a volunteer organization located in Turner Valley that works to promote art in the area and offers classes and workshops. The council hosts a rhubarb festival and quilt show during the Discovery Days festivities and a bake sale with everything rhubarb. The group also provides scholarships to local students pursuing arts. For more information go to www.sheepcreekarts.ca

For more information on the Bluerock Gallery visit www.bluerockgallery.ca and on on Maryanne’s Eden go to www.maryanneseden.com

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