Well-known artist Mark Henderson paints native images on a friend’s fence on the Campbell River Indian Band reserve. A fundraiser for Henderson

Fundraiser this Saturday for well-known Campbell River First Nations artist

The musical jam and auction takes place at Thunderbird Hall from 3-9 p.m.

First Nations artist Mark Henderson has given a lot to Campbell River and now it’s the community’s turn to give back.

The well-known painter and member of the Campbell River Indian Band is battling esophageal cancer and on Saturday a fundraiser is taking place to help support his fight.

The musical jam and auction takes place at Thunderbird Hall from 3-9 p.m., and is a 19-and-over event. There will be Canucks hockey packages up for bid, along with First Nations carvings, prints and jewellry.

Henderson’s artwork hangs in many Campbell River homes. Masks he has painted (his brother Bill is a master carver) are displayed in the Museum at Campbell River and his best known local work is the paintings of aboriginal images the entrance to the Campbell River Big House.