Bright and colour­ful

Art in the Mall’s Adiron­dack chairs to be re­vealed Satur­day

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

Not many things say sum­mer re­lax­ation like Adiron­dack chairs, and Is­lan­ders can see some art­fully dec­o­rated ones on Satur­day.

Art in the Mall re­turned for a sec­ond year in 2017 at the Con­fed­er­a­tion Court Mall, fea­tur­ing wooden Adiron­dack chairs that were hand­crafted in P.E.I.

Artists were asked to paint the chairs, and the nine fin­ished prod­ucts will be re­vealed Satur­day from 2-3 p.m. in the cen­tre court of the mall.

“The Is­land has so many tal­ented artists and this is a very unique way to dis­play their skills,” said mar­ket­ing co­or­di­na­tor Jay No­ble.

“We love the Adiron­dack chairs be­cause not only do they rep­re­sent a re­lax­ing sum­mer on P.E.I., but peo­ple tend to paint them brightly and colour­fully. These chairs take that to a whole new level.”

Satur­day’s event will give peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to speak with artists and the event’s or­ga­nizer, Alex Maine.

There will also be a photo op­por­tu­nity at the event with all chairs as­sem­bled be­fore they are dis­persed through­out the mall.

Peo­ple are wel­come to sit on the chairs and take pic­tures.

Sim­i­lar to the light­houses painted in 2016, the Adiron­dack chairs will be auc­tioned off at the end of the sum­mer with pro­ceeds be­ing split be­tween the artists and lo­cal non-profit groups.

The chairs will be on dis­play un­til Oct. 15, the fi­nal day of the auc­tion.

This year, there will be also be a chair painted live at the Con­fed­er­a­tion Court Mall dur­ing a four-week pe­riod.

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