Banners 2009 Oceans Alive

Festival of Banners 2009The 2009 Festival of Banners "Oceans Alive" is coming soon to the Nanaimo Art Gallery. From mid February to mid April, painting is taking place at Port Place Mall beside the Sake House and the handpainted banners will brighten Nanaimo's streets from May till October, 2009, marking the 22nd anniversary of the Festival of Banners!

Currently during Banner Days a collection of small and large banners from previous years is on sale at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, 900 Fifth Street (building 330). As a fundraiser the gallery is devoting its entire lower gallery to the display and sale of past banners. The cost per banner is $25. Or you can become an art gallery member and the cost of the banners will be only $15. Banners make wonderful gifts, privacy screens, conversation pieces and add a splash of colour and interest to any yard or balcony.

This sale is offered from February 20 to March 28, 2009. Weekday gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm, Saturdays noon to 4 pm. Go now to check out the wonderful selection. All banners purchased at this sale can be taken home immediately for summer enjoyment. For more information, call the Nanaimo Art Gallery at 740-6350.

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