Artists-in-Residence in Merville

The Brian and Sarah McLoughlin Park - a hidden gem in Merville

Garden enthusiasts and nature lovers, mark your calendars for Sunday, May 6th.  Local residents and visitors are invited to explore a lovely corner of the Comox Valley. In the fall of 2016, this eleven-acre waterfront property became the Brian and Sarah McLoughlin Park, the latest addition to the Comox Valley Regional District park system.  This treasure of a park can be found at the end of Tasman Road, off Williams Beach Road in Merville. Stroll from the gate down a winding road to admire the ornamental gardens of the McLoughlin family cottage and stop for a while to sit on the rocky beach and watch for whales, seals, and other wildlife, while enjoying spectacular views of the mainland mountains.

The cottage and outbuildings are currently being leased by the McLoughlin Gardens Society. With assistance from the Comox Valley Art Gallery, the Society is running an artist-in-residence program between May and September. As with other artist-in-residence programs, visiting writers and artists divide their time between community engagement and their own art practice.

Visitors to the Open House and Garden Gala on May 6th will have the opportunity to hear readings from several Comox Valley writers and to learn more about the McLoughlin Gardens Society.

Join us at from 1-4 pm on May 6, 2018 at 814 Tasman Road in Merville.  Refreshments will be offered, and some chairs will be available for the readings.

 

Visit http://mcloughlingardens.org for more information.