Online Art Auction for BookFest!

The Nanaimo Children’s Literature Roundtable is having an online art auction from April 28th to May 8th (until 6pm PST) to support the Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival. Ten of Canada’s best children’s book illustrators have created and donated original works of art for the 25th anniversary of BookFest. Imagine owning an original by Barbara Reid, Robin Muller, Marie-Louise Gay, Eugenie Fernandes, Kady MacDonald Denton, Maryann Kovalski, Loris Lesynski, Mireille Levert, Ruth Ohi or Martin Springett. A perfect one-of-a-kind gift!

The original artwork will be on display at the Barton & Leier Gallery (99 Chapel Street) from April 8th to May 6th and at The Nanaimo Art Gallery (150 Commerical Street) on May 7th. 

BookFest is taking place on May 7th in downtown Nanaimo. Tickets can be purchased from the Port Theatre at or by calling 250-754-8550.

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