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Celebrating the Arts with MAC

This weekend will see our dedicated volunteers and board members hosting our annual Festival of the Arts at the always popular Lumby Days Family Festival.  As our community has come to appreciate over the years, we’ve put a lot of effort into bringing together another creative schedule of events full of a variety of artistic entertainment for everyone to enjoy.   Saturday, June 8th will feature a special demonstration by the Monashee Weavers Group; “Sheep to Shawl” will give visitors an opportunity to view the many stages of this artform that is necessary in order to create something beautiful and useful from wool fibre in its raw state.  As well on Saturday, our enthusiastic and talented potters will host our very popular fundraiser: the Raku Pottery Firing event. This will take place just outside MAC’s venue at the White Valley Community Centre (2250 Shields Avenue, Lumby, BC).   Sunday, June 9th, will provide an opportunity for young ones to get…

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Capturing a Moment in Time

Our annual Photography Contest will be taking place at this year’s Lumby Days Family Festival in June and I’ve been impressed by the entries that have been arriving already.  I remember the first year that we held this contest (since I’ve been with the arts council) and I was so excited that we were doing this as I love being part of events that include the community and share our residents’ many talents.   I’m a big fan of photography as I love the concept of capturing a moment in time in a split second so to speak. To be clear, I love many forms of the visual arts, however, with photography I appreciate how it can be either planned or spontaneous and once the image is captured it can remain “as is” or become part of something bigger.  Photography allows us the opportunity to see through another person’s eyes for a moment.   What I’ve observed over the years…

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Exploring Our Roots – Themed Art Show asks “What Did Your Ancestors Do?”

The theme of this year’s Lumby Days Family Festival is MEDIEVAL and in keeping with our history, ancestry & genealogy the Monashee Arts Council is hosting a juried art show entitled “What Did Your Ancestors Do?”  We invite local artists in any medium to participate in this show which will run during Lumby Days June 7-9, 2019. Perhaps you’re lucky enough to have had a relative create your family tree for you, or maybe you only know your parents’ generation and that’s where the information on your bloodline stops. There is a big interest in our ancestry these days and the Monashee Arts Council is inviting you to explore your history through art. Whether you know exactly where your family came from and what they did, or whether you can only make your best guess on your ancestry based on intuition and snippets of stories, we want you to have fun with this art show and pay tribute to the…

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Vendor Table Applications – Lumby Days 2019

We have a limited number of Vendor Tables available in our Festival of the Arts venue at Lumby Days Family Festival June 7-9, 2019. Non-profit groups & vendors who are displaying handmade, original arts/crafts are invited to take part. Please find the link for the application below: Artist and Artisan Vendor Tables Application Form 2019

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2019 Juried Art Show – What Did Your Ancestors Do?

The theme of this year's Lumby Days Family Festival is MEDIEVAL and in keeping with our history, ancestry & genealogy the Monashee Arts Show is hosting a juried art show entitled "What Did Your Ancestors Do?"  We invite local artists in any medium to participate in this show which will run during Lumby Days June 7-9, 2019. This is a separate art show apart from our annual critiqued art show that will run concurrently. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces. Each piece must be ready-to-hand and be clearly labelled with the artist's name, medium, and price.  There is a display fee of $5 per piece. Please see the attached document for all the information and guidelines or stop by our office to pick up a copy in person. Download: 2019 juried art show application What Did Your Ancestors Do

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2019 Lumby Days Open Show-Invitation to Artists

The Monashee Arts Council is inviting local artists in any medium to participate in a critiqued art show in conjunction with the Lumby Days Family Festival June7-9, 2019. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces. Each piece must be ready-to-hang and be clearly labelled with the artist's name, medium, and price. (Display fee of $5 per piece). Please see the attached Entry Form for all the details & guidelines or you can stop by the Monashee Arts Council's office which is located within The Village Gallery at 1975 Vernon Street in Lumby, BC. Download: 2019 Lumby days critiqued art show application

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2019 Photography Contest – Lumby Days

Yes! It is coming soon so get your cameras out and snap your most creative pics!  The Monashee Arts Council is very pleased to be hosting our annual Photography Contest once more at the Lumby Days Family Festival (June 7-9, 2019) There are FIVE categories this year for both Youth & Adults: People Landscape/scenery Abstract/Other Animals/Pets Macro Download: Lumby Photo Contest Entry Form 2019

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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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