COLBORNE — There's some­thing a little different at the Sat­urday opening of the All Things Bright and Beautiful show and sale at the Colborne Art Gallery.

Barbara Buntin says the mem­ber artists issued a challenge to themselves: to create a group of art works all in the same format.

Each gathered his or her favourite media and a six-inch-square canvas on which to cre­ate, and came up with a series of amazing artwork that they have donated to the show as a fund­raiser for the gallery and its ongo­ing activities.

As well, the show features hand-crafted cards and orna­ments as well as artwork of all sizes for your home and gift-giv­ing.

The gallery is located at 51 King St. E., Colborne, and the show runs through Dec. 22.

And the opening is Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. Come in for a cup of hot cider and some deli­cious treats, and start a new tra­dition of giving the gift of art.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 905-355-1798 or visit