524 Central Ave
Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0
The 17th BC Arts & Culture Week April 15-30, 2016. Spring is here and so is the BC Arts & Culture Week sponsored by the Boundary District Arts Council and gallery 2. We are proud to host the 17th consecutive Arts Week as it is one of the most elaborate display of arts and crafts in the Boundary. 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 have continued annually with changes in names and buildings.
We are inviting all art and crafts people to enter their exhibits. Application forms are available at gallery 2.
A Gala Performance of BDAC musicians and dancers was held on Thursday, April 21st in the Grand Forks Secondary School auditorium.
Reception and entertainment for all from 1 to 3pm on Saturday, April 23rd at gallery 2.
We are inviting everyone to participate, enjoy and celebrate the ‘ARTS’ in Learning and in Life.
For those interested in participating please download this form or come into the gallery and pick up your entry form.
Arts & Culture Week Entry Form