Drink and Draw

Another successful engaging artistic endeavour by the KAG

India Ink, pencil crayons and markers are all supplied at the event, so participants just need to bring their talents and a desire to socialize with like-minded artsy types. Mike Davies/The Omega

India Ink, pencil crayons and markers are all supplied at the event, so participants just need to bring their talents and a desire to socialize with like-minded artsy types. Mike Davies/The Omega

She was covering some of the tables of the Noble Pig—the brewpub downtown on Victoria Street—with big pieces of paper and securing them with tape.

2013 TRU fine arts grad and current education and public programs coordinator for the Kamloops Art Gallery, Emily Hope was getting things ready for the Monday night “Drink and Draw” event, running through April and May.

It’s more for the social aspect than the art aspect, she said, but those who attend will, in fact, be producing art for public showing.

Despite the name of the event, it’s not just about drinks or drawing. The Noble Pig is known for having one of the best food menus in the city, so Drink and Draw participants take advantage of that, as well. Mike Davies/The Omega

Despite the name of the event, it’s not just about drinks or drawing. The Noble Pig is known for having one of the best food menus in the city, so Drink and Draw participants take advantage of that, as well. Mike Davies/The Omega

Their collaborative efforts will be on display in the BMO Gallery at the KAG from June 28 to Aug. 16, according to Hope, though no one attends to get their work before an audience.

It’s all about having some fun, she said, and being around others who are looking for some artistic interaction, having some good food and drink, and letting the creative juices flow.

Check out www.kag.bc.ca for more upcoming events if you’re feeling artsy, as Hope and the rest of the team have events going on all summer long.