Bright and colourful
Art in the Mall’s Adirondack chairs to be revealed Saturday
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.