Inspired by the Art on the Dock event on Kennisis Lake, a group of Kashagawigamog cottagers has come together to organize a similar event — dubbed Kash Art on the Water — for Aug. 7.

Spokesperson Danielle Martin said she, Kirsten Sixt, Lesley Sahakian and Allison Barrow have collaborated on the venture.

Martin said they wanted to showcase artists on and around their lake in their own way. They had their first meeting in April, and started planning the logistics of hosting an art event.

They promoted the event with a call to artists through the Lake Kashagawigamog Organization (LKO) Facebook page, eblasts, the LKO Love You Lake seminar series, Kash Art Instagram, arts council eblasts and word of mouth.

A resident and artist herself, Martin said there are 17 artisans registered for the event “and counting.”

She added there is a variety of artists who practice a wide range of art forms, including pottery, jewellery, woodworking, painting, clothing and apparel, and digital arts.

“Exhibitors participating have properties on Kashagawigamog Lake, some exhibitors have been invited and are being hosted by lake cottagers or residents and local businesses on the lake,” she said.

Much like Art on the Dock, guests are encouraged to tour the lake by boat, or by environmentally-sound watercraft or by car to view, purchase and admire items displayed by artists.

Martin noted that they have also teamed up with local businesses on the lake, including The Bonnie View Inn and Kate’s Burgers.

Martin said they are set to go 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the day, with a rain date of Sunday, Aug. 8.

Stay up to date by following Kash Art on Instagram @kashartonthewater and following their Facebook page, Lake Kashagawigamog Organization.

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