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Art in the Garden – 2022

Art in the Garden 2022 - The "Best AITG ever"

Event host Lesley Seselja and her team returned, for their 12th year, to organize an outstanding line up of over 100+ local artisans, live music and food. From amazing cupcakes to First Nations carvings to the Young Artist Initiative Project “Life in the Lawn” Art project. Inspired by author and musician Peter Lanyon and in collaboration with and BumbleBees Creative Studio. It is estimated that over 4000 guests came through this years’ event.

“Excellent. The guests were thrilled, the vendors was fantastic and the music was amazing”
NCS Volunteer

Nanoose Community Services (NCS) has benefited previously from the event’s success each year. NCS provided 14 volunteers to help with welcoming, wayfinding and saying a warm goodbye over the three days and this year received an incredible $11,325.00 donation. The donations go towards NCS Food, Education, Elf and Emergency Service ProgramsTo date, Art in the Garden has contributed a total of $61,165 in donations resulting from the net proceeds from the entrance fees over the past 12 years. We are so thankful and grateful for the continued support from Art in the Garden and the community. Lesley especially we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

“There’s nothing more fulfilling than volunteering at a superior event that highlights the amazing artists we have in our community AND donates generously to our very deserving local charity”
NCS Volunteer

A heartfelt thank you to all volunteers, neighbours, family and friends; Team Susan Forrest; Janie’s Got a Bus and Harris Oceanside GMC for the shuttle service, and the Art in the Garden committee for making this artisan event a huge success after months of preparation.

“Having attended AITG as a guest many times, this was my first time being involved in volunteer coordination. A great time was had by all, lots of smiles, great conversations and community spirit”
Director, Volunteer Coordination

If you haven’t read the story on how Art in the Garden and the history of BumbleBees Creative Studio – please visit their new websiteIf you would like to learn more about our services at Nanoose Community Services or would like to Volunteer for future events – please visit our website