Creston artists and volunteers wanted for annual arts week

Creston artists and volunteers wanted for annual arts week

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BC Arts and Culture Week, April 21-27, is a provincewide celebration of all things arts and culture that turns the spotlight on the vital contribution that they make in learning and in life. Hundreds of arts councils, communities and schools across the province will be joining the fun, presenting a dazzling range of events and activities from pop-up dance performances to art crawls, exhibitions, open mics and much more.

Music, film, media arts, dance, books, theatre and visual arts are part of our daily life, and have a lasting impact. They improve us, challenge us and broaden our horizons and help us to become informed, aware and contributing members of society.

The Community Arts Council of Creston invites all to join in the celebration by participating in this year’s arts and culture events. The centrepiece of Creston’s Arts and Culture Week celebration will be an arts display, this year to be held at the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce. The exhibition and sale of artwork is open to all artists within the arts council’s mandate. Display space will be available for all artwork, pottery, jewelry and more. The arts council also anticipates that artists will be at work during the day, showcasing the medium for their artistic talent. Artists interested in this call-for-entry or in volunteering to be an artist at work should contact the arts exhibition co-ordinator Andrea Revoy at 250-402-3795 or andrea.revoy@gmail.com.

Besides the arts exhibition, many other events are in the early stages of planning. A writing practice/poetry evening is already well into the planning stage. It is designed to bring out that hidden talent for words that so many people have but don’t seem to be able to release. It will be held at the Creston zendo on April 24, led by Kuya Minogue.

The Valley Mudders under the leadership of Revoy are planning an event for April 22, which also happens to be Earth Day. A contemporary dance workshop, with instructor Simon Lazarchuk, is being planned for later in the week, as is an acting workshop. The committee is also organizing an event to take place in Crawford Bay, which comes into the mandated area of the Creston arts council.

An opening wine and cheese evening with entertainment is also planned as is a Taste of Creston event for the closing.

Anyone interested in organizing a cultural event or assisting others for Arts and Culture Week should contact arts council president and committee chair Simon Lazarchuk at 250-428-8852 or simon@crestonvalleybandb.com before Feb. 11.

—COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF CRESTON