The first-ever Breath of Art Market will be held on Station Street on Aug. 6. (Submitted photo)

The first-ever Breath of Art Market will be held on Station Street on Aug. 6. (Submitted photo)

Inaugural Breath of Art Market to be held downtown on Aug. 6

Dozens of artists will be displaying their work on Station Street

Artists are taking to the street in downtown Duncan on Aug. 6.

The Cowichan Valley Arts Council is offering a breath of fresh air with some fresh art at the first Breath of Art Market.

The one-day outdoor art fair will be held in the middle of Station Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors can stroll through a traffic-free zone between Craig Street and Canada Avenue to see dozens of artists display their works and demonstrate their creativity.

People can watch demonstrations of everything from watercolours to woodwork and marquetry.

Musicians will be playing nearby in the park.

There is still a chance for artists to book space at the art market (registration is on the CVAC website).

“I can see this event growing to become a local tradition like Victoria’s Moss Street Paint-In,” said CVAC President Janet Magdanz.

“This will be a relaxing way to explore new art forms and meet the well-known artists all in one place. With support from the Downtown Duncan Business Improvement Association and local merchants, the Breath of Art Market will show off the region’s artistic soul.”

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