“Art transcends cultural boundaries.”Thomas Kinkade
Clint George sculpture

Arts matter… to all of us.

I’m very pleased to announce that the Penticton & District Community Arts Council has begun the process for acquiring the sculpture entitled “Bringing Back the Salmon Chief”, by local artist Clint George.

Clint’s magnificent steel sculpture was the People’s Choice winner of the 2017 public sculpture exhibition along Lakeshore Drive, and it tells the story of how the coyote brought the salmon back to the Okanagan Valley. When we found out that this meaningful sculpture was available to purchase, we felt that it deserved to stay right here in Penticton as the centerpiece of the historic Leir House property. This legacy acquisition will be permanently installed in front of the Leir House Arts & Culture Centre, for the enjoyment of visitors and our entire community for years to come.

Through a partnership with the City of Penticton, as well as through private donations already received, we are already more than halfway to our goal of raising the funds to purchase this beautiful and significant piece of local artwork!

Fundraising will continue until September 15th. The installation site has already been prepared by the City’s Parks & Recreation Department – and we’re asking our members, local businesses, as well as the public, to help bring this sculpture to its new permanent home – your thoughtful contribution will help to make this happen. You can make a donation in your own name, or contribute on behalf of a loved one. Every donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt (Canadian residents only), and your loved one will receive a card acknowledging your donation in their name. You will also receive an invitation to attend the sculpture dedication ceremony and community feast, which will be happening on Sept. 23rd, 2018.

With your support, we can leave this legacy for the enjoyment of future generations – please donate today!

With my sincere thanks,

Timothy Tweed
Penticton & District Community Arts Council

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