KYLA show returns this weekend

These are some of the pieces that will be on display at the KYLA art show this year. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

The KYLA art group and the Kiwanis Club of Prince Albert are ready to welcome hundreds of residents from near and far to their annual art show this weekend.

Sunday’s show and sale will be the 39th annual edition of the event, one of the biggest fundraisers for Kiwanis and an opportunity to see unique works by some of the city’s most celebrated artists.

KYLA is a collective made up of artists working with a variety of media, including graphite, encaustics, watercolour, acrylics and more.

Each of the more than 300 pieces entered into this show is new for this year.

“We never show work that has been shown in a previous KYLA fall show, which is a reason people come back year after year,” said KYLA member Jack Jensen.

“They now there’re not going to see something they’ve seen before. Another rule – everything in the show is for sale.”

The show is a wine and cheese format, with other delectable delights created by caterer Randy Whitter. The art will be spread through the Mann gallery and the John and Olive Diefenbaker Stage.

“They bring the lights down and we get like-gallery lighting on the stage,” Jensen said.

For several years, Karen Bell with the Kiwanis Club has been show coordinator. It’s a role she took on again this year.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and opening remarks are at 7:30. After that, Bell encourages people to mingle and enjoy the food, drink, art and company.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Wine is $5 per glass. Tickets are available from KYLA or Kiwanis members, at the On the Avenue Artists Gallery or by calling 306-812-9067. Between 500 and 600 people are expected to attend.

For more on this story, please see the October 27 print or e-edition of the Daily Herald.