This year's Art In The Swamp offers a delectable stew of art forms.
And, to spice up the 13th annual outdoor exhibit even more, the work of renowned photographer Bill Fowle has been added to the mix.
With the moniker Art In The Swamp XIII, From Fish to Fowle, the show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 15-16) at 25812 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Past shows have benefited the local food bank, KEEPS, and the Alouette Field Naturalists. This year, 10 per cent of the sales of the artwork will go towards helping with the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals along B.C.'s West Coast.
Art In The Swamp is a yearly event held each year "near the turn of autumn at the 'ol Finnish farmstead/studio/residence of Claire Louise Stephen and Rik Watson in beautiful Webster's Corners," according to the newsletter Scratch.
The four-and-a-half acre property, a swamp the other three quarters of the year, will be filled with art from Fowle, Watson, Stephen, Caitlin Healy, Kimberly Hayek, Cindi Hoflin, Sandy Moulton, Jackie Murton, Nancy Pattullo, and Scott Schell.
"This is a chance to get out and view different kinds of art," Watson said, adding that much of the forms he has on display will be "installation art."
This includes a "peace maze" that can be seen from Google Earth, and the toll-free "golden feet bridge."
The cause is one that's close to one artist's heart.
Hoflin volunteers many hours helping out the animals that inhabit the West Coast's oceans.
Watson joked, "Cindi's in a whole world by herself. She's in her own ocean actually."
If the turnout of art enthusiasts is anything like the past few years, this message of helping marine mammals will be heard by many ears.
This wasn't always the case. Stephen and her spouse Watson said the show took some to gain traction.
"It was really small to start," she said. "I think we had four people come the first year. It's really built up. Now we get several hundred people coming every day, at least."
Unique art, bordering on the eclectic, will be on display this weekend.
"There's a whole variety, not just the so-called eclectic," Watson said.
The organizers hope the artwork won't get soggy.
"Usually good, but yeah, we have had a few washouts," Watson said about the weather.
"Usually we find on the weekends, one day might not be so good, weather-wise, while one day will. We'll just have to play it by ear."