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Lumby, Lavington, Whitevale, Coldstream, Vernon & Cherryville

Artbeat – Arts & Culture from the Edge – May 24, 2024

Happening Now! –  Community Art Class Program – Year-End Show

It has been a great art-filled season with the Art Class Program running its second year.

This show features the works of local residents who participated in the program during the fall/winter. There are works from Drawing, Acrylic painting, Needle felting, Miniature model Book Nooks, Oil painting, Bookbinding, Watercolour Painting, and Polymer Clay. 

The show runs from May 6– 31, 2024 at the Village Gallery; 1975 Vernon st, Lumby BC

The show runs from June 10 to July 5, 2024

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

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.