Arts Bazaar, Chili Cookoff Draws Crowds
Prince George, B.C. – The Community Arts Council’s Spring Art Bazaar brought together lovers of pottery, paintings, sculpture, other art forms and chili on the grounds of Studio 2880 Saturday.
And the weather could not have been more perfect for the display of works by local artists and the Prince George Potters Guild’s 41st annual Great Northern Chili Cookoff. The event is billed as a competition between teams to see which can come up with the chili recipe most appealing to members of the public. But really it’s an appreciative monetary display of support for the Potters Guild and the many fine works its artisans produce.
Bowls containing 12 tickets are purchased for $25 and patrons take them around to the stalls of the competing teams with a ticket handed over for a sampling of that particular chili. Eventually a winning team is selected and they get to hold bragging rights for the next twelve months. The money raised goes to the Potters Guild.
Several local musicians were on hand to provide entertainment during the five-hour bazaar which included a Seconds Sale of slightly imperfect pieces of pottery, you know, the dimples that give them their uniqueness.
Turnout was excellent, chili was great and the sunshine was energizing.