An artists' reception was held in the lobby of Black Rock Oceanfront Resort on Friday evening, March 8, to celebrate the opening of ArtSplash! 2019. ArtSplash! is the largest non-juried annual art show on the West Coast. Up to 60 artists have their work on sale and on select days, Artists in Action demonstrate their talent live. ArtSplash! is hosted by the Pacific Rim Arts Society. Each year, visitors are invited to vote for their favourite work of art. Ucluelet artist and high school art teacher Shannon McWhinney was the People Choice Winner in 2018 for her painting 'Splish Splash'. In 2017, Tofino Mark Hobson won the popular vote for his painting 'Bald Eagles Waiting for Salmon in Kynoch Inlet'.
(Nora O'Malley / Westerly News)