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History of the Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts

The Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts Society was formed in 1984 by John Edgar Patterson and a group of local artists. They proposed to expand public awareness of the Arts in the Shuswap Lake area, to establish a forum that Shuswap artists could recognize and use as their representative body, and to provide scholarship funds to select artists.

The Festival has now moved beyond those boundaries to include a juried show, major workshops, artists' demonstrations, Children's Day, in addition to a tea room and gift shop.

Photographs of the winning pieces from the juried show are added to the Patterson Award Binder. The winning entries for this year and previous years can be seen below.
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