• Boundary Showcase of the Arts

Boundary Showcase of the Arts

Boundary Artists

April 22-May 5, 2017

If you are interested in submitting your artwork please fill out the Registration Form provided: Registration Form, follow the instructions, your artwork must be in by April 11-13, closed Good Friday the 14th, open Saturday the 15th. Thank You

The opening day of the 18th Annual Arts & Culture Week is  April 22.
Please join us as Boundary artists present their best work. We have many talented artists throughout the Boundary area, some who will be showing their work for the first time in a large gallery. The exhibition will open Saturday, April 22nd to Saturday, May 6th. A reception will be held at gallery 2 on Saturday, April 29th from 1-3pm. Come meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments. Hosted by Boundary District Arts Council and Gallery 2.
“The history of this event goes back to June 1979 called ‘Spring Thing’ when the Grand Forks Arts Society had a display in conjunction with Canada Week. In March 1981 it continued in Perley School as the ‘Spring Arts Festival’ along with an evening concert. In May ‘84 ‘Spring Thing’ was expanded and held in the Boundary Mall with over 200 displays. This encouraged the Society to hold Spring Thing events in the Art Gallery in 1985, 1986 and 1987 but due to a lack of a coordinator and funding the last one was held in 1991.
In 1999 the Assembly of BC Arts Councils announced they would help fund local Arts Councils if they participated in an Arts Week during their specified time, the last week in April. The Grand Forks Arts Council with the help from the Grand Forks Art Gallery revived the event and has continued annually with changes in names and buildings.