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Artists celebrate Coquitlam's history, landmarks at weekend art show

Members of the Coquitlam Art Club mark the group's 25th year with an exhibit and sale on June 24 and 25, 2023.
Lindsay Oliver with her Fraser Mills painting that will be shown at the Coquitlam Art Club's exhibit. | Janis Cleugh, Tri-City News

It’s a silver year for the Coquitlam Art Club.

And, to celebrate the non-profit group’s 25th anniversary, it’s hosting a show and sale to honour the city’s history, landmarks and parks.

About half of the organization’s membership will be displaying original paintings on June 24 and 25 in the Centennial Room at Dogwood Pavilion (1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam).

Titled Our City, Our Coquitlam, the exhibit and sale will have 48 tables for artists to showcase their designs.

Club treasurer Lindsay Oliver, a Maillardville resident who has painted for four years, has an acrylic piece of Fraser Mills called “Sailing Ships” that’s based on a 1910 photo of the sawmill docks; the image is held in the Coquitlam Archives.

It’ll be a busy weekend at the city facility as the Fraser Pacific Rose Society will also host its annual rose and floral art show and the Coquitlam Photo Club will have an event. As well, the Coquitlam Farmers Market is on in the pavilion parking lot on Sunday morning.

Admission is free to view the art show, which runs on June 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on June 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Door prizes will be given away.

The Coquitlam Art Club meets on Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. at Dogwood Pavilion. Annual membership is $25 (plus $10 for the pavilion membership) and all skill levels are welcome to paint and socialize.