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Our Annual 2nd-Hand Art Supply Sale

We coordinate this popular fundraising event with the Lumby Public Market's Butter Tart Festival. This year, it will take place on Saturday, August 24th.  If you have any extra art supplies in good condition, please consider donating them to the Monashee Arts Council. This is a great opportunity to clear out your studio space to make room for new projects!

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Artbeat…arts & culture community news

“All Things West: ranching, rodeos, cowboys & cowgirls, rural life & horses…” There is an incredible new art show taking place at The Village Gallery during the months of July & August.  Ev McDougall has her impressive western-themed art on the walls for the summer so be sure to stop by to see her beautiful creations in person. Our Annual 2nd-Hand Art Supply Sale We coordinate this popular fundraising event with the Lumby Public Market's Butter Tart Festival.  This year, it will take place on Saturday, August 24th.  If you have any extra art supplies in good condition, please consider donating them to the Monashee Arts Council.  This is a great opportunity to clear out your studio space to make room for new projects! Did You Know...?   Members of the Monashee Arts Council get access to our table/tent at the Lumby Public Market?  The market runs on Saturday mornings from May-October and we have a schedule at the office for members…

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Art Vancouver Call for Artists

Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is announcing an open call for the 6th edition of Art Vancouver, an international art fair held annually at The Vancouver Convention Centre, a stunning waterfront venue. Art Vancouver draws over 10,000 well-educated buyers & art lovers from all around the world. For four days, April 16 – 19, 2020, Art Vancouver provides an exceptional opportunity for sale of unique, creative and high-end work. Space limited. Different booth sizes available. Visit our website (https://www.artvancouver.net/) for more information, or email: exhibitors@artvancouver.net and request Information Package.

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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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