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The Scotia Creek Art Gallery will be hosting a special art show 'Art for an Oil Free Coast' from March 2 - 10. The exhibition brings together some of Canada's most distinguished artists to help raise awareness of the proposed pipeline and supertanker routes that may devastate British Columbia rainforests.

Some of the artists on display include Robert Bateman, Roy Henry Vickers, Chilli Thom, Mike Svob, David McEwon, Gaye Adams and others, which includes an exhibit, 160-page art book and film screening.

Some background info on the event

Last summer Tofino based artist Mark Hobson along with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, led 50 Canadian artists up the coast armed with their paintbrushes, canvases and carving tools to illustrate their beliefs that British Columbia's rainforests should remain undisturbed. What resulted was a number of amazing original art pieces that will be on display during the 9-day event.

Opening Reception

The Opening Reception is set to take place on Monday, March 4, 2013. Doors will open at 7:30PM followed by a screening of two films "Reflections" and "Groundswell" starting at 8:30PM. Entry to the reception is FREE. Some of the artists from the event will also be on hand to discuss their artwork and environmental issues.

The Art Show

If you can't make the opening reception have no fear as the artwork will be on display from March 2 - 10. The Scotia Creek Gallery located inside Whistler Millennium Place will house the artwork for the 9-day show. The Scotia Creek Gallery is open 7 days a week and is FREE to attend.

As part of the effort to raise awareness for the event all of the incredible works of art have been donated by the artists to Raincoast in a effort to stop Enbridge's Northern Gateway oil tanker proposal. All proceeds from the art sold will go towards the oil-free coast campaign.

Scotia Creek Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday: 9AM - 5PM, Saturday: 11AM - 4PM, Sunday: 4PM - 7PM

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Photo Credit Gallery: Steve Rogers, Photo Credit Art Banner: - Whistler Arts Council