Gorge on Art started off beautiful and sunny in spite of dubious forecasts. A fantastic location for people to come out and see art and meet the artists in their local neighborhood. The well run event goes for blocks on the grassy median directly beside the sparkling waters of the Gorge waterway, off Admirals rd. The event was held 2 weeks earlier than previous years and sunscreen is usually required, not so today, the day was relatively calm until the winds and rain torrents had everyone running for cover and safety, artists were frantically holding tents and grabbing artwork as it sailed past in the early afternoon turn of weather events. The dogs loved all the excitement and were very well behaved. Sorry I do not have the before and after pictures, just the before's, with deceivingly benign puffy clouds and some blue sky. There was no thought whatsoever of grabbing the camera at the turn of events, a time lapse video would have been priceless. I have never torn a show down in such record breaking time.
Karen Lancey is the metal artist behind Metal Mermaid Welding, at home in North Saanich B.C. Canada