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Lumby, Lavington, Whitevale, Coldstream, Vernon & Cherryville

Artbeat – Arts & Culture from the Edge – June 7, 2024

Are you ready for Lumby Days!? Call to all Creatives! 

Lumby Days is right around the corner and the Monashee Arts Council is excited to return with the Lumby Days Photography Contest, where anything goes with an Open entry as well as a special ‘Rock and Roll’ category for those looking to challenge themselves.  Prizes are sponsored by London Drugs, so be sure to come out and vote for Peoples Choice!

The Lumby Days Art Show also returns with ‘I hear Music’; explore how music and sound influence your art. Is it drawing while classical music plays softly in the background? Or painting while listening to the bands during Lumby live at the park? Or is your music listening to the natural music of the songbirds and the forests?

Share with us your works of art that have been influenced by music this Rock and Rollin’ Lumby Days from June 14-16. There is a $5 entry fee per entry, entry fees go towards the people’s choice!

All entries must be ready to hang with picture wire on the back, if you need help with this, please contact the Village Gallery and we would be happy to show you how.

Applications are available at the Village Gallery 1975 Vernon st and online at

Call For Artists – ‘Found! Upcycled Art

“The act of taking something no longer in use and giving it a second life and new function. In doing so, the finished product often becomes more practical, valuable and beautiful than it previously was.”  

People have been upcycling for years. The easiest example is turning old clothing into quilts, aprons, reusable bags, or what’s popular now upcycled clothes. Who hasn’t turned a cardboard box into a treasure chest, a tiny doll house, or a fort?

Anything and everything can be upcycled. Broken dishes could become jewelry, mosaics for tabletops or plant pots. Plastic bags could become woven baskets, mats, or reusable shopping bags. Plastic bottles to vases, birdfeeders, etc.

So let’s get creative, use our imaginations, and upcycle something you found into something new and beautiful.

All media will be accepted. Please bring your creations to the Monashee Arts Council Village Gallery on or before June 8th, and fill out an application form.

Busking comes to Lumby

Did you know that the Village of Lumby is doing a one-year trial of welcoming Busking to the sidewalks of Vernon Street and Shuswap Avenue for 2024.

Performers can include acoustic musicians, dancers, jugglers, singers and many other performance artists to perform for the public and earn some money in their hats or guitar cases. Permits are required

Contact the Village of Lumby for more information. Permits are available at the Village Office.