As part of the Celebrate Nipigon/Blueberry Blast weekend, this year an event has been added.
ArtEscapes is sponsored by Park Canada with partners Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, Top of Lake Superior Chamber of Commerce and the Township of Nipigon.
Seven local artists were chosen for their works that are inspired by the majestic beauty of Lake Superior.
The Group of Seven were famous artists for their works depicting scenes of nature in Ontario, often Northwestern Ontario and Lake Superior.
Artists with their works were at the event in downtown Nipigon on Saturday and will be today from11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lindsay Weston has songbird carvings; Ches Imhoff has Lake Superior black and white sketches; Francine Hebert has landscapes on canvas; Michel Dumont’s works include candle making, mosaic tile and acrylic painting; David Crawford has photographed the area for 40 years; Roland Choiselat uses diamond core drilling to create sculptures using rocks from the lake and Carolyn Antaya, an Australian, lives in Red Rock and paints wildlife, in acrylic on canvas.
Their art work is for sale this weekend.
If you can find the right spot, the blueberries are heavy on the plants and you can depend on Phil McGuire to lead you directly to them. His lead vehicle leaves the Nipigon Legion at 9 a.m.
Today there will be live entertainment all afternoon with groups such as Gibson, Martin and I, and Michael Kivari.
Science North was a big draw on Saturday, set up outside the Nipigon Library.
With interactive displays, kids could put together two different skeletons, or smokers could try to inflate damaged lungs and compare them to healthy ones.
The Ladies Drum Circle opened the ceremonies. The splash pad was busy and people enjoyed browsing along the street at the many vendors.
Food booths were busy with a choice of fresh perogies, hamburgers, hotdogs, home baking, and cold ice cream from La Luna Café that has a door opening into Rotary Park.
Drop by today, as it is all being repeated for another great day.