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Winter Dance Party!

The Monashee Arts Council is thrilled to be hosting a Winter Dance Party - Buddy Holly Tribute, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7pm.  The event will be held at the White Valley Community Centre located at 2250 Shields Avenue in Lumby, BC.  Tickets are $20 and are available for purchase in Lumby at Snac Shack, The Village Gallery, and will also be available at the door on the night of the event.  Our featured performers will be Manfred Harter, Dustin Schmauder, and Nathan Fadden, with additional performances by special guests April Sheehan, Manfred's Guitar, Gord Wilson, and Joost & Wolf.  Put your dancing shoes on and get ready for an amazing night!!!   This tribute performance is based on a series of concerts held in 1953 known as the Winter Dance Party which was in honor of the tragic loss of musicians the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, and Buddy Holly who died in a plane crash on February 2,…

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Artbeat…arts & culture community news

Monthly Meetings Resume in September! After a relaxing, but productive summer we are getting back into the swing of things!  Our regular monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30pm at the White Valley Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome to attend! Please bring your feedback and ideas as to the programs/events we’ve been offering and what you’d like to see more of in our community.   New Show Opening at The Village Gallery The featured artist for September will be local photographer, Connie Ellis.  We are so excited to share her western-themed show “Back to the Future” with everyone, stop by to see it this month!   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 to sign up if they'd like to make use of this great membership…

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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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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 monasheeartscouncil@gmail.com We'd love to hear from you!

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