Kinkade Family To Unveil Last Canvas Artist Painted Before His Death
Thomas Kinkade, the beloved artist whose paintings inspired hope and recalled simpler times, will be honored in a weekend tribute Aug. 18-19 at Cape May Convention Hall and Victorian Walk Gallery in Cape May. The Thomas Kinkade Legacy Celebration will feature the largest museum collection of Kinkade’s original works ever assembled on the east coast. It also will unveil one of the last canvases ever painted by the artist.
The Aug. 18-19 weekend tribute to the people’s painter kicks off with a Museum Exhibit of Kinkade’s works, which is open to the public. The collection is drawn largely from the Kinkade family’s personal collection housed in California. The show will also feature footage of Kinkade, including times he spent in Cape May. This one-time-only event will be held at Convention Hall on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Admission is free but donations to Art in Public Places, a new community outreach program, are welcome.
On Saturday night, Thomas Kinkade’s brother, Patrick, will talk about his sibling’s legacy and present a new video about his life and work. He also will reveal the last painting his brother was working on before he died. The family has not shown this work publicly until now. The Saturday evening program will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Convention Hall. Tickets to the evening program are limited but still available through Victorian Walk Gallery.
The DeMayo’s will host a Champagne Brunch for collectors and friends at their Victorian Walk Gallery located at 315 Ocean Street on Sunday. It is also open to the public.