Call for Submissions – upcoming Art Show: Stronger Together

Call for Submissions: “Stronger Together” The Monashee Arts Council (MAC) will be hosting its third gallery show this year which will showcase art created by MAC members, many who have supported the organization during its 20-year history. The Village Gallery (under the auspices of MAC) invites artists and artisans in the community to join MAC and participate in “Stronger Together” for the month of September. This is an open-theme exhibit for 2-D and 3-D artists and artisans who are current or new members of the Monashee Arts Council. Submissions are limited to two (2) pieces per artist and need to be delivered to the gallery with application form by August 28-29th. Memberships may be renewed/obtained at time of delivery. MAC will need the following information for each piece of work: Title, Medium, Size, Price (if selling), Description (how, why, when or where), Name of Artist. (Please note that the Monashee Arts Council will receive 40% commission on any art sold…

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Beyond the Mask: A Collection of Pandemic Quarantine Art 2020

During the quarantine, Lumby resident, Ernie Hurd joined the Facebook page "A World of Hearts" and decided to contribute to the theme.  With help from his siblings, he cut out a line of plywood hearts and placed them along Whitevale Road at the edge of his property and posted photos to the "A World of Hearts" page.  The 12 pieces he collected from various artists shown on that FB page will be exhibited at the show. Would you like to add your art to this show? The Monashee Arts Council is putting out a call to local artists who have created works during the past four months.  The show will be mounted on Sunday, August 2nd and will run from August 3-29, 2020 at The Village Gallery.  Photography, paintings, drawings, and a limited amount of 3D art will be accepted.  Many people have used the time to unleash their inner artist and express feelings about the pandemic as well as…

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Local Arts & Culture Grants – 2020

It's that time of year again!   The Monashee Arts Council is pleased to announce our annual Grant Opportunity for Arts Programs via our Local Arts & Culture Grant. We invite local organization to apply for a grant to sponsor cultural, visual, and/or performing arts programs/events in our community.We welcome proposals that include educational or entertainment activities that present the visual and performing arts.  Grants are available to any local non-profit group that wants to bring cultures/arts activities or events to our community. Proposals must include a project description, budget, and timeline. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Application forms and guidelines are in the links below or can be picked up from: Monashee Arts Council office 1975 Vernon Street, Lumby, BC (within The Village Gallery) This initiative supported by White Valley Parks, Recreation, and Culture  (Grant allocation pending financing from RDNO-WVPRC) 2020 Guidelines - Local Arts & Culture Grant 2020 Proposed Budget - Local Arts & Culture…

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  Join the Monashee Arts Council for our first ever Lumby Paint Party!  This will be an afternoon of painting and socializing … and the best part is that you get to keep your amazing work of art. The theme of the painting is “camping under the stars”.  You will be guided through the project by Lumby’s very own teaching artist, Loretta West. All supplies for the event will be provided.  Oh, and did we mention that the event includes one free drink with your ticket?!?  So, all you’ll need to bring is your creative spirit. Don’t wait, tickets are limited and sales will close on March 7, 2020. Details of the Paint Party are: Date – Saturday, March 14. 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Where – Lumby Legion #167 Tickets – Cost $40 per ticket and can be purchased at the Village Gallery (1975 Vernon Street) and Snac Shac (2133 Shuswap Avenue). Dress – Please wear something you don’t mind…

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New Faces, Familiar Faces… Meet the MAC Board of Directors!

What an exceptional evening!  Our AGM & 20th Anniversary Celebration was a huge success and we'd like to thank everyone who came out to reminisce and dream about the future of MAC.  We have some new faces who have joined our board of directors as well as some familiar faces who will be continuing with us to keep moving forward in creative and dynamic ways.

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Meet the Artist Project

Meet the Artist Project - call for participating artists The Monashee Arts Council has entered into an agreement with the Okanagan Regional Library (Lumby) to offer a program to raise the awareness in the community of our local artists.  This project will provide a venue for local artists to showcase their work in the Lumby Branch, as well as take part in evening/weekend events during which the public can meet the artists to discuss their pieces

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MAC’s 20th Anniversary Year

We are celebrating our 20th year of sharing & promoting arts & culture in our region!   We are going through our records to create a truly special celebration of this and we would love to hear from YOU!

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Cultural Survey

The Monashee Arts Council is taking a Cultural Survey of Lumby, Whitevale, Mabel Lake, Lavington/Coldstream, Cherryville and the surrounding areas. Are you an artist, sculptor, potter, performer, writer, playwright or any other type of cultural creative? Let us know who you are!  MAC directors will be doing interviews to discover what talents are in the area.

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Almost 2 Decades of MAC

Supporting Arts & Culture in the Community for almost Two Decades! The Monashee Arts Council has been actively working on bringing artistic and cultural events to Lumby and the surrounding areas for almost two decades! We take great pride in being able to support both our local artists and supporters of the arts.  We are a dedicated group of volunteers (with the support of our Arts & Culture Program Coordinator, Jennifer Greenwood), who are committed to continuing this important work in the community.  We always welcome new members to join us in our activities.  If you'd like to join the arts council and/or volunteer to help with one of our many rewarding committees/projects, please contact Jennifer at the MAC office located in the Village Gallery at 1975 Vernon St., in the heart of Lumby, by phone at 778-473-3029 or by email at We'd love to hear from you!

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