On Friday November 24th and Saturday November 25th artisans converge at gallery 2 in the historic courthouse for the 11th Annual Artisan Christmas Faire. Stop by the building it will be decked from head to toe, and the artisans will be eager to show their best work from the last 12 months. It will give you a chance to browse their merchandise, and shop for your holiday gift giving.
The atmosphere is amazing with the 100 year old building filled with the scents and sounds of the holiday season. You’ll discover beautiful, handmade artisan crafts, while listening to the melodious songs from the harp, played skillfully by Jenn Fenn.
Gallery 2 will be hosting the bistro again as a fundraiser for ongoing arts & culture programming and exhibitions. Bring a friend and enjoy a hot bowl of soup or a cup of coffee or tea, purchase some Christmas baking. The Gallery’s own Court Jesters who cook for the wine tasting
Part of the fun is the hourly raffle. When you make a purchase from one of the participating artisans or from the gallery gift shop, you’ll receive a draw ticket. Put one part of the ticket in the draw and you enter for a chance to win the door prize – your pick of any of the artisan crafts donated by our artisans. You’ll have a chance to win every hour, so be sure and stick around and enjoy the show and come back on Saturday. You could take home a special piece of Boundary culture, for free.
Hours: Friday, November 24th from 10am-5pm and Saturday, November 25th from 10am-3pm.
Watch for more details as the time draws closer.
If you are interested in participating in the faire please download a Registration form and drop it by or send your registration and payment to Gallery 2, Box 2140, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0. 11th Annual Artisan Christmas Faire Registration
Join us for the first opening reception of 2018 we have five talented artists who will be showcasing their work in our three upper galleries.
Ted Fogg Gallery
Inner Rain Forest
Come meet the artists in attendance and enjoy some refreshments, Saturday, February 3rd from 1-3pm. We look forward to seeing you there.
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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More information on the event to follow.