This year’s 10th annual festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 9th at Just Jakes Restaurant in Downtown Duncan with the launch party and WildWings Art Exhibition opening reception. The Festival continues to the end of the month with fun-filled educational events where you can experience and learn more about the nature of Somenos Marsh and other Cowichan Valley ecological gems. One of the key events of the WildWings Nature & Arts Festival is the annual WildWings Art Exhibition and Sale. The art exhibition, hosted by Just Jakes restaurant, home of the WildWings loft in beautiful downtown Duncan, features 35 – 40 community artists whose works reflect a love of nature. The exhibition’s opening reception launches the festival proper, while the art coming down from the walls signals the end of the festival.