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Painting a future for Providence Farm

Lewis Lavoie
Lewis Lavoie's piece Adam — Unite the Nations
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Splashes of colour, accompanied by background beats with the flair of the tropics.

That's the image Providence Farm is painting — and one the farm hopes will draw you out the Bay Pub this weekend for a different kind of fundraiser.

Local beach band Tropic Mayhem provides the soundtrack to an evening with Lewis Lavoie, the Canadian artist noted for creating exquisite paintings before your eyes, live and in real time.

Lavoie will create a painting that will ultimately be auctioned off at the end of the evening, with 60% of the painting’s proceeds going to Providence Farm’ operations.

"Critically acclaimed artist, Lewis Lavoie’s one-of-a-kind artistic renditions have been highly regarded not only to the appeal of the general public, but for many high profile personalities. Queen Elizabeth II, Normie Kwong, Dan Aykroyd, and Mike Myers are only a few of those in the spotlight who have commissioned Lavoie’s work," event promotional material reads.

"As a renowned visual artist, Lavoie has raised over half a million dollars for a number of organizations across the country and has showcased his live artwork in front of crowds of thousands."

The fun and fundraising is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 16 at 7 p.m. with the auction at 8:30 p.m. nd the music at 9 p.m. For more information, call 250-746-4204.

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