Wend your way through Oliver southward from the Oliver Chronicle to Alberto’s “Underfoot Flooring” and you will see many renditions of works by famous artists like Van Gogh, Klimt and O’Keefe. In fact, you may see many versions of the same artwork in different media on display until Monday, July 15.
All of these art objects around town are the handiwork of the “Ripoff Artists” whose aim is to rip off a dead artist each year. This collective of local artists works together for a frenzied week to complete their interpretation by deadline.
The seventh annual challenge for the Ripoff Artists will run from July 8-13 at Quail’s Nest Arts Centre. Friends, neighbours, relatives and total strangers are encouraged to cheer on and interact with the artists as they work.
Pick up a map at the Oliver Visitor Centre, the Chronicle or the Oliver library detailing where these works of art are being displayed.
Take your time to visit these friendly establishments and savour the good life that Oliver has to offer.