Artbeat – Arts & Culture from the Edge – August 21, 2020

Call for Submissions: “Stronger Together”

The Monashee Arts Council (MAC) will be hosting its third gallery show this year which will showcase art created by MAC members, many who have supported the organization during its 20-year history. The Village Gallery (under the auspices of MAC) invites artists and artisans in the community to join MAC and participate in “Stronger Together” for the month of September. This is an open-theme exhibit for 2-D and 3-D artists and artisans who are current or new members of the Monashee Arts Council.  Submissions are limited to two (2) pieces per artist and need to be delivered to the gallery with application form by August 28-29th. Memberships may be renewed/obtained at time of delivery. (MAC will need the following information for each piece of work:  Title, Medium, Size, Price (if selling-40% commission to MAC), Description (how, why, when or where), Name of Artist.)  Membership is $15 per calendar year and is open to all who want to see the arts flourish in the area. Please pick up your MAC membership and application forms at the Village Gallery, 1975 Vernon Street. (Highway 6). You can also request these documents by email:

For more information: Jennifer Greenwood, MAC Coordinator Phone: 778-473-3929

Beyond the Mask: A Collection of Pandemic Quarantine Art 2020.

The Monashee Arts Council recently put out a call to local artists who have created works during the past four months of the pandemic.  The show, Beyond the Mask, is now up at The Village Gallery (1975 Vernon Street, Lumby, BC) and will run until August 29, 2020.  In addition to the submitted pieces from our local community, there is also a private art collection on loan from local resident Ernie Hurd, which he acquired from artists across the county who were sharing their creations during the earlier months of 2020 online.  Make sure you stop by sometime this month to take in the diverse creative works on display!  The Village Gallery is open Monday-Saturday (10am-4pm).  

Safety precautions are in place with a maximum number of visitors permitted in the gallery at one time and hand sanitizer and masks available at the entrance.

Stay healthy. Be safe.

Monashee Arts Council & the Village Gallery
1975 Vernon St. Lumby, BC 778-473-3029