Springfest Art Tour highlights 35 Blaine artists

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Dozens of local artists will show off their wares during the Springfest Art Tour of Blaine this Mother’s Day weekend.

Sponsored by Blaine Harbor Art Gallery, the Springfest event is marking its 10th anniversary. This year, 35 artists are slated to appear, displaying everything from paintings and sculptures to glass and woodcarvings.

Helen Worley is one of five volunteers from Blaine Harbor Art Gallery organizing the event. She is also an artist who will have her photography on display.

“We’ve got a thriving arts community here in Blaine,” she said. “Part of our mission is to market art and develop Blaine as an artistic community.”

Worley said the event this year was made possible thanks to a grant from the Blaine Tourism Advisory Committee, which paid for marketing and the banner now hanging above H Street and Peace Portal Drive.

The tour is spread out over five locations in Blaine. The two largest displays will be at Semiahmoo Resort and Dakota Creek Winery. In addition to the art exhibit, Semiahmoo will also be hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 318-2090 for reservations.

Dakota Creek Winery will also feature a wine tasting to celebrate its spring wines. Swanson’s Glass Studio at 628 Alder Street will show off the jewelry and ornaments of local artist Sharon Swanson. Bayside Treasures Studio at 9794 North Harvey Road will feature a variety of decorative garden art.

An exhibit at Paso del Norte restaurant will highlight the work of Blaine Primary School students.

“We really have an exciting diversity of work this year,” Worley said.

The Springfest Art Tour of Blaine will take place May 9 and 10. For more information on participating artists, visit blaineharborartgallery.com.

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