The opening day of the 19th Annual Arts & Culture Week is April 21st.
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 21st to Saturday, May 5th. A reception will be held at gallery 2 on Saturday, April 28th 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.
For more information please contact the gallery at 250 442 2211 or direct your questions to email@example.com.
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