Special Thanks to BC Arts Council


MAC is grateful to the British Columbia Arts Council, for their continued support, this time by awarding us with an Arts and Culture Resiliency Supplement grant. This grant will mean so much to the Monashee Arts Council allowing us to continue serving our community during this upcoming 2021 season

April Photography show


Due to the pandemic and the cancellation of Lumby Days for 2021, the Monashee Arts Council and the Village Gallery is hosting a photography competition and show for the month of April 2021.

At such a transitional time of year, between winter and spring, it is a magical opportunity for photographers of all levels, be it amateur and professional from Lumby, Whitevale, Lavington, and Cherryville to be out and about.  The show will consist of entrants from 3 age categories: 14 years and under, 15-24 years, and adult.

Now Lumby it’s your turn to decide ‘People’s Choice’! The Monashee Arts council invites you to come down to the Village Gallery and cast your ballot for your favorite photograph. The voting for People’s Choice will be open until the end of the month.

A special thanks to our judges Bruce Borrowman, Dale Eurich and Mikayla Appleby in undertaking the long process of deciding who the winners were.

The Monashee Arts Council and Village Gallery are open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm at 1975 Vernon Street (Highway 6) Lumby.

Thank you to London Drugs for once again providing the awards for the photo contest.

Call for Photographers

With spring in the air, photographers are capturing the beauty of the changing seasons, and residents of the Lumby Valley, Lavington, and Cherryville are invited to submit entries in the 2021 Monashee Arts Council Photography Contest.

There are three age categories: 14 years and under, 15-24 years, and adult.  Each entrant is allowed up to three, 8×10 photos with a $2 fee for each entry. There are prizes for each category and a People’s Choice award selected by visitors to the Village Gallery Photography Show in April.

“This photography contest replaces the one MAC normally conducts in June to coincide with Lumby Days.  However this year, due to the pandemic and the cancellation of Lumby Days, the Monashee Arts Council decided to host the annual contest along with a photography show for the month of April 2021 in the Village Gallery,” says organizer and MAC member Nina Westaway.

Entry forms are available at the Village Gallery.  Deadline for entries is Tuesday, March 30 at 3 pm.  Local photographers Bruce Borrowman and Dale Eurich as well as youth juror Mikayla Appleby will assist judging.

For display purposes, photographs must be backed with foam board or cardboard.  A limited supply of backing paper and 2-sided tape are available at no cost through the Village Gallery while supplies last.

The Monashee Arts Council and Village Gallery are open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm at 1975 Vernon Street (Highway 6) Lumby. Entry forms are available at the office and on the website: monasheeartscouncil.com.

The photography contest and show has been made possible by volunteers of the Monashee Arts Council and funding through White Valley Parks Recreation and Culture and a resiliency grant from the BC Arts Council which makes community inclusion in the arts possible.

See Here Now -Extended

Join us for our second show at the Village Gallery as Robin Ledrew’s presents ‘See Here Now’

The show combines some of Ledrew’s recent acrylic paintings (2020) with a selection of her work from the past fifty years.

Acrylic, watercolour, digital art, pencil and oil are all represented. Of interest to any collectors of her work, there will be pieces for sale that have not been offered before.

‘See Here Now’ will be running until March 30th at the Village Gallery @ 1975 Vernon street (hwy 6) open Monday – Saturday 10am-3pm

Artist in Residence

Nina Westaway

The Village Gallery is hosting a new show starting January 4, 2021 with the figurative art of Nina Westaway, a long-time volunteer with the gallery and Monashee Arts Council.  It is part educational and part-revelatory, exploring how figure drawing and portraiture can be taught and experienced.  She is also offering one-on-one free workshops, for an hour on Saturdays: January 9, 16, 23, and 30. All materials will be supplied. Adults and children 12 years and over are welcome to register, and no experience is necessary.  Four different topics are offered. The lessons are scheduled from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the gallery, 1975 Vernon Street (Highway 6).  Please phone 778-473-3029 for the list of topics and to schedule lessons.

The gallery will also continue to offer small craft items from local artisans: cards, art calendars, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, barnwood frames, turned wood items, divination cards, small paintings, aprons, knitted and woven items.

2020 Christmas Store now open!

“We miss the gift shop.”  The community has asked and we have listened! Monashee Arts Council will be hosting a Christmas Store at the Village Gallery from November 2nd to December 24th

            The people of our community want to be able to continue to support the local crafters and artisans, and we have tried our best to find a way to do so. 

Creating a Christmas store that allows our community to have the pleasure of shopping while still maintaining a health conscious environment in this time of social distancing.

Please be sure to visit us at the Village Gallery, 1975 Vernon Street. (Highway 6).

Call for Artist and Crafters

From November 1st to December 24th the Monashee Arts Council will be hosting a Christmas market at the Village Gallery to bring together artisans and shoppers for this Christmas season in a way that respects current health regulations while promoting the enjoyment of the local seasonal shopping experience.

We will be displaying vendors’ work while encouraging the customers to contact the vendor directly to purchase.

Deadline for applications will be Oct 30, we ask that artists provide 3-4 pieces as well as a, photo, Bio with a description of work and sample business card.

Please pick up your MAC membership and application forms at the Village Gallery, 1975 Vernon Street. (Highway 6). You can also request these documents by email:


2nd Hand Arts Supplies Sale! October 31st!!

Make this your Halloween stop! (Guaranteed to last longer than candy!) The second hand art supply sale will be on all day (10 to 4) on October 31 in front of the Village Gallery 1975 Vernon Street. If you have any supplies (or art) that you want to pass on please let us know (we can pick things up ) or bring it down on Friday the 30th or Saturday the 31.

Happy Halloween!