The Community Arts Council of Fort St. James and the Lakes District Arts Council have both received their annual grant funding to keep going.
The Community Arts Council of Fort St. James received $7,382 towards their activities, which include bringing in professional and amateur musical acts like this year’s show by Cadence and the various workshops which have been offered for the past year.
Last year there were different free workshops on Thursday evenings, a photography workshop and this year there have been felting workshops to create custom wool felt booties and slippers, with more felting workshops being offered throughout the spring.
So far in the plans this year are further workshops, and three different musical acts and the potential for a larger fall event as well as two art shows coming up this spring to support the District of Fort St. James’ Pitch-In weeks and Bike to Work Week.
The free art shows will be shown in the Integris Credit Union, for Pitch-In Week the “Other People’s Trash…” exhibit will be on display from April 16 until May 3 and for Bike to Work Week the “Art of cycling” show will be on display from May 25 to June 1.
The local arts council is also hoping to have a booth at the Farmer’s Market this summer with different activities, including interactive crafts and workshop information.
The grant funding comes from the B.C. government via the BC Arts Council and in 2012-13 $8.36 million in grants was given out to the arts across the province.
For information on the workshops or the arts council contact Joanne at 996-7026.