Ashcroft 2014 Annual Plein Air Paint-out – September 16, 17, and 18th

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Once again Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society is delighted to host our Annual Plein Air Paint-out.
  Ashcroft’s community brand is “Wellness Awaits You.”  We think you will agree that creative expression is part of a healthy lifestyle.  We are trying something a little different this year by holding the event in the Fall, as opposed to Spring.  Our thought was to allow artists to view the Autumn colors and hues unique to our landscape.  September weather is, we hope, a little more inviting as well!  We hope to once again attract artists of all levels of experience (that includes beginners) as our goal is always to simply share in the pleasure of painting!  We are known for our wonderful vistas but also our hospitality, and we look forward to welcoming you to our 3rd Annual Paint-out. 

schedule details here…
Schedule of Events

 Tuesday, September 16th

7-9PM                  Meet & Greet Reception         St. Alban’s  Hall*
                           Wine and Cheese – local wines, appetizers
                            Registration Package and Welcome Bag

Wednesday, September 17th

8-10AM                Registration – for those just arriving  St. Alban’s
8:00 AM               Meet up for Group Paint at St. Alban’s Hall
8:30 – Lunch        Group Paint – Paint the town, alleys, streets, etc.
Afternoon             Artist’s choice of location
6PM                     Catered Supper (sides and desserts provided by members of WRAPS and      the Ashcroft  Art Club)            

Thursday, September 18th

                            All day painting – Artist’s choice
5PM                       Set-up of Paintings for Public Show and Sale – St. Alban’s – under the tent                 Royden & Nancy Josephson, Conveners
5:30PM                  Chili and Buns  –  St. Alban’s Hall
6:30-8:30PM          Public Viewing & Sale**       St. Alban’s

* St. Alban’s Anglican Church Hall is our home base for all Plein Air Activities.  Located at 501 Brink St., downtown Ashcroft. Phone:  250-453-9909
**Selling work at the Public Display is voluntary, works must be from 2014 Plein Air.
Useful Links:        E-Mail us at:  [email protected]

Accommodation Information for Ashcroft Plein Air Paint-Out – 2014
There are a number of options for accommodation in Ashcroft and surrounding area.  Billets are available and if you wish to be billeted, please let us know on your registration form.  Pre-booking at the B and B’s or campgrounds (except Forestry) is strongly advised!
There are 2 B and B’s located in Ashcroft:
Blue Sage is located in downtown Ashcroft, within walking distance of St. Alban’s Church Hall where registration and meals will be held. Contact Info:  Host:  Jim and Martina , 405 Brink Street, Phone:  250-453-2022, Website:
Willow ‘N B and B is located on the Mesa in Ashcroft and offers panoramic views.  It is a few minute drive to reach downtown.
Contact Info:  Hosts: Pache and Patricia, 570 Mesa Drive, Phone:  250-453-9227, Website:

There are also 2 RV Parks/Campgrounds – one located in Ashcroft and one in Cache Creek (for newcomers, Cache Creek is located 6 kilometers north of Ashcroft so is very close!)
Legacy Park RV and Campsite is located near downtown Ashcroft on the banks of the Thompson River.  It is a very pretty site but it is near the train tracks if that is a bother to you. Contact Info: Phone:  250-453-2642, E-Mail:  [email protected], Website:  Click on “Residents”, then “Recreation”, then “Legacy Park”
Brookside RV and Campsite is located in Cache Creek.  It is not near the trains.  They do have a Group Policy which offers a discount of 10% for groups of 5 or more so when you book with them, do indicate that you are with Plein Air.  They also will place group members in close proximity should you wish that.
Contact Info: 
Phone:  250-457-6633, Website:
Barnes Lake Forestry campsite – on the shores of Barnes Lake – just a few minutes from Ashcroft, off Highway 97.
Cache Creek Motel with Restaurant:  The Sandman Inn, 987 Trans-Canada Hwy., 250-457-6284.  If you have any questions or need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  [email protected]

 *Note that Breakfast and Lunch are available in Ashcroft at Sam’s Diner and  The Central Café both on Railway Ave. and also The Ashcroft Bakery on 3rd Street