Creston Valley Arts Council

An umbrella organization for arts and culture.

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Where: Creston Visitors Centre, 121 Northwest Blvd. Creston BC

Visit the new Arts Council Gift shop and see our display of local art and fine craft.

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Upcoming Events

Every 2nd Wednesday each month.

Arts Council Directors Meeting

5:30pm at the Chamber of Commerce.

Every 3rd Wednesday each month.

Arts Council Members Meeting

7:00 pm at the Creston Museum (Carr Building).

Visit The Creston Valley Arts Council GIFT SHOP!

Creston Valley Arts Council GIFT SHOP

Visit the new Arts Council Gift shop and see our display of local art and fine craft.

Where: Creston Visitors Centre, 121 Northwest Blvd. Creston BC

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January to April, 2019
Monday to Friday noon - 2:00 pm


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Holiday Gifts A-Plenty At The Creston Valley Arts Council Gift Shop!

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03-29-2019 09:00 Until 05-10-2019 17:00

Through My Eyes - Art In The Chamber | FEE: Free

Through My Eyes Photography Show

Venue: Creston Valley Visitor Centre | 121 Northwest Blvd.

03-30-2019 10:00 Until 05-11-2019 18:00

Art In The Library | FEE: FREE

Featured artists include: Caran Magaw, Paula Eberle and Harlan Thomas

Venue: Creston Public Library | 531 16th Avenue S. Creston, BC

04-29-2019 11:30 Until 04-29-2019 14:30

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: 35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with Lynne Mizera as she guides you into the world of mixed media using paints, mediums, inks and many more products in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own artistic voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring an art journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 6 students Monday Afternoons: 11:30 – 2:30 pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 pm every two weeks. See calendar for scheduled days.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

04-29-2019 17:00 Until 04-29-2019 20:00

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: 35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with Lynne Mizera as she guides you into the world of mixed media using paints, mediums, inks and many more products in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own artistic voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring an art journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 6 students Monday Afternoons: 11:30 – 2:30 pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 pm every two weeks. See calendar at www.flyinthefibre.ca for scheduled days.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

04-30-2019 17:30 Until 04-30-2019 18:30

Acrylic Paint Pour Inukshuk Statue | FEE: 50.00

Instructor: Wendy Franz Acrylic Paint Pour Inukshuk Statue (2 part class) April 30, 5:30 - 6:30pm May 7, 5:30 - 7:30pm Acrylic pouring is a fun painting technique resulting in abstract works of art. Even those who have no painting and drawing skills/experience can create beautiful paintings or projects. In the first of this 2-part class, we will be acrylic pouring the background of your painting (this class will only take one hour). Several different techniques can be used to create a beautiful acrylic poured background for your 11”x14” painting in this short one hour class. In the second class, after your painting has time to cure, we will be painting the the Inukshuk statue. This class will be a two hour step by step lesson on acrylic painting a dragonfly. But as always… be warned acrylic pouring may become addictive! All supplies included. No experience necessary. 12 years of age and over. Maximum 8 students. $50

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

05-01-2019 15:00 Until 05-01-2019 17:00

Learn to Knit | FEE: 40.00

Instructor: Britteny Taylor, Knittable Learn to Knit! This is a 2-part class Wednesday May 1, 3:00-5:00pm Wednesday May 8, 3:00 - 5:00pm Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? Or do you feel like you could use a refresher? This class will be a 2 part beginner knitting class. You will learn how to cast on, the knit stitch and the purl stitch. We will be making a dishcloth, which is an easy beginner project that is also useful once completed! This class will teach you the basics of knitting giving you the skills needed to take on other projects and the ability to enroll in other classes that require you to know the basics. There is no experience required for this class. Ages: 12 & up Materials required : 100% cotton yarn, Size 4.5mm (US # 7) Knitting Needles See the class calendar at www.flyinthefibre.ca for full information

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

05-04-2019 12:30 Until 4:00

Watercolour Painting PArties | FEE: $45.00

You choose the scene, I draw it then I walk you through how to paint it! Choose from 9 different Vignettes, I supply all the materials and refreshments too.

Venue: Mellowood Studio and Art Gallery | Phone: 250 866-5772 | 5570 Cory Rd. Wynndel

05-06-2019 19:00 Until 05-06-2019 21:00

Creston Valley Arts Council Trashion Fashion Show | FEE: FREE

The Trashion show will be a showcase for beautiful, outrageous, unique and theatrical fashion created from recycled materials.

Venue: Creston and District Community Complex | 312 19 Ave N, Creston BC V0B 1G5

05-11-2019 13:00 Until 05-11-2019 15:00

Acrylic Paint Pouring Beach Scene | FEE: 45.00

Description Instructor: Wendy Franz Acrylic Paint Pouring Beach Scene (2 part class) Saturday, May 11 1:00pm - 3:00pm Wednesday, May 15 5:30pm - 6:30pm Acrylic pouring is a fun painting technique resulting in abstract works of art. Even those who have no painting and drawing skills/experience can create beautiful paintings or projects. In the first of a 2-part class, you will learn how to make a beautiful beach scene using several different acrylic pouring methods. Each student learn the techniques and tools to create their very own 12”x 12” beach painting. In the second class, after your painting has time to cure, we will be embellishing your painting with sea shells and finishing it with a spray sealant. But as always… be warned acrylic pouring may become addictive! All supplies included. No experience necessary. 12 years of age and over. Maximum 8 students. $45

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

05-12-2019 13:30 Until 05-12-2019 16:30

Wet Felt Play Day | FEE: 30.00

Instructor: Carmen Ditzler of Hermitfelt $30- no materials or equipment provided. Fibre is available for purchase. Bring your stuff and experiment. This is a time for people who have wet felted before but want to learn more or have help with a project. (max size of one table) There is no set project but surface design techniques will be demonstrated and felters will have my assistance with their felting challenges. (minimum 4/ maximum 8)

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, BC

05-13-2019 11:30 Until 05-13-2019 14:30

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: 35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with Lynne Mizera as she guides you into the world of mixed media using paints, mediums, inks and many more products in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own artistic voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring an art journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 6 students Monday Afternoons: 11:30 – 2:30 pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 pm every two weeks. See calendar at www.flyinthefibre.ca for scheduled days.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

05-13-2019 17:00 Until 05-13-2019 20:00

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: 35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with Lynne Mizera as she guides you into the world of mixed media using paints, mediums, inks and many more products in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own artistic voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring an art journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 6 students Monday Afternoons: 11:30 – 2:30 pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 pm every two weeks. See calendar at www.flyinthefibre.ca for scheduled days.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

05-14-2019 17:30 Until 05-14-2019 20:30

Macrame: Air Plant Nest | FEE: 60.00

Instructor: Erica Tjeerdsma, Aster & Vine Learn how to macrame with Erica of Aster & Vine while making an adorable hanging planter. Not only is this little nest the perfect home for an air plant it will look perfect in your home! Cost is $60 plus gst and includes all supplies as well as your own air plant.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

05-17-2019 00:00 Until 05-19-2019 00:00

78th Anual Creston Blossom Festival | FEE: FREE

Join us for Creston Valley's Blossom Festival celebrations during the May long weekend. Read More Here

Venue: Creston Valley Blossom Festival | Phone: 250-428-4284 | Creston and surrounding areas

05-17-2019 1:00 9:00 PM Until 05-18-2019 10:00 4:00

CRESTON ART CLUB SALE AND SHOW | FEE:

ANNUAL ART SALE AND SHOW - NEW LOCATION NEW DATES BLOSSOM FESTIVAL WEEKEND MAY 17 - 1TO 9 MAY 18 - 10TO4

Venue: CRESTON ART CLUB SALE AND SHOW | Phone: 7805185502 | TRINITY UNITED CHURCH 129-10TH AVE N CRESTON BC

05-21-2019 17:30 Until 05-21-2019 18:30

Acrylic Paint Pour: Rose Bouquet | FEE: 50.00

Instructor: Wendy Franz Acrylic Paint Pour Rose Bouquet (2 part class): Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 - 6:30pm Tuesday, May 28, 5:30 - 7:30pm Acrylic pouring is a fun painting technique resulting in abstract works of art. Even those who have no painting and drawing skills/experience can create beautiful paintings or projects. In the first of this 2-part class, we will be acrylic pouring the background of your painting (this class will only take one hour). Several different techniques can be used to create a beautiful acrylic poured background for your 12”x12” painting in this short one hour class. In the second class, after your painting has time to cure, we will be painting the beautiful rose bouquet. This class will be a two hour step by step lesson on acrylic painting. But as always… be warned acrylic pouring may become addictive! All supplies included. No experience necessary. 12 years of age and over. Maximum 8 students. $50

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

05-23-2019 17:30 Until 05-23-2019 20:00

Indigo Fun | FEE: 40.00

Instructor: Carmen Ditzler Indigo Fun May 23, 5:30pm - 8:00pm Come and get blue hands! Indigo vats, supplies and tools will be provided. Wear old clothes, bring rubber dish gloves, sharp scissors and waxed dental floss. If you would like to dye a t-shirt bring one that is 100% cotton and washed at least once. Materials for dyeing will be cotton fabric, silk and a bandana. Max 8 people minimum 4. $40.00

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

05-26-2019 14:00 Until 05-26-2019 17:00

How to Paint with Watercolour | FEE: 40.00

Instructor: Wendy Franz How to paint with watercolour- Sea Turtle Sunday, May 26 2:00 - 5:00pm No medium can as beautiful and rewarding as watercolour. It has a unique freshness that can’t easily be duplicated with other paint mediums. Join Wendy Franz for a beginners watercolour class, where we will be going through different painting techniques as well as learning the basics to watercolour painting. This step by step class will walk you through from start to finish in creating your very own 8x10 matted watercolour painting. All materials will be provided. All supplies included. No experience necessary. 12 years of age and over. Maximum 8 students. $40

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

05-27-2019 11:30 Until 05-27-2019 14:30

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: 35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with Lynne Mizera as she guides you into the world of mixed media using paints, mediums, inks and many more products in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own artistic voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring an art journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 6 students Monday Afternoons: 11:30 – 2:30 pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 pm every two weeks. See calendar at www.flyinthefibre.ca for scheduled days.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

05-27-2019 17:00 Until 05-27-2019 20:00

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: 35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with Lynne Mizera as she guides you into the world of mixed media using paints, mediums, inks and many more products in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own artistic voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring an art journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 6 students Monday Afternoons: 11:30 – 2:30 pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 pm every two weeks. See calendar at www.flyinthefibre.ca for scheduled days.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

06-03-2019 11:30 Until 06-03-2019 14:30

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: 35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with Lynne Mizera as she guides you into the world of mixed media using paints, mediums, inks and many more products in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own artistic voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring an art journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 6 students Monday Afternoons: 11:30 – 2:30 pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 pm every two weeks. See calendar at www.flyinthefibre.ca for scheduled days.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

06-03-2019 17:00 Until 06-03-2019 20:00

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: 35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with Lynne Mizera as she guides you into the world of mixed media using paints, mediums, inks and many more products in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own artistic voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring an art journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 6 students Monday Afternoons: 11:30 – 2:30 pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 pm every two weeks. See calendar at www.flyinthefibre.ca for scheduled days.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C

06-06-2019 17:00 Until 06-06-2019 20:00

Make a Crazy Fun Felt Pod | FEE: 50.00

Instructor: Carmen Ditzler Make a Crazy Fun Felt Pod Thursday, June 6, 5:00PM - 8:00PM Work in three dimensions with texture, colour, cords, bumps and beads. Wet felting experience is helpful. Beginners will work on a pod with less complexity but still tons of character. Bring wet felting tools- bubble wrap, towels, scissors and wool for felting. Some extra special materials are included in the fee. $50

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston

06-24-2019 11:30 Until 06-24-2019 14:30

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: 35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with Lynne Mizera as she guides you into the world of mixed media using paints, mediums, inks and many more products in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own artistic voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring an art journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 6 students Monday Afternoons: 11:30 – 2:30 pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 pm every two weeks. See calendar at www.flyinthefibre.ca for scheduled days.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

06-24-2019 17:00 Until 06-24-2019 20:00

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student | FEE: 35.00

Instructor: Lynne Mizera Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with Lynne Mizera as she guides you into the world of mixed media using paints, mediums, inks and many more products in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own artistic voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $35 each class; No experience necessary; Bring an art journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 6 students Monday Afternoons: 11:30 – 2:30 pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 – 8:00 pm every two weeks. See calendar at www.flyinthefibre.ca for scheduled days.

Venue: Fly in the Fibre | Phone: 250-402-6072 | 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

08-10-2019 10:00 Until 08-11-2019 17:00

11th Annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour! | FEE: FREE

Self-directed and free of charge, the culture tour is a great opportunity to meet people behind the scenes at galleries and museums, visit studios and venues not normally open, shop for original art or fine crafts and experience special events planned only for this weekend. Click Here To Read More

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Venue: Visit Multiple Studios And Venues | Phone: 250-505-5505 | Various Locations

09-26-2019 18:00 Until 09-27-2019 20:00

Phantom of the Gallery Art Exhibition - Open Viewing | FEE: FREE

Creston Valley Arts Council is an non-profit organization that is committed to supporting, enhancing and promoting all arts and culture within the Creston Valley and surrounding areas. The "Phantom of the Gallery" Gala Exhibit and Art Auction will provide a unique experience for artists/artisans and buyers alike.

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Venue: Casey's Community House | 1136 Canyon St. Creston, BC - Upper Floor

09-27-2019 00:00 Until 09-29-2019 00:00

BC Culture Days | FEE: FREE

Culture Days is a collaborative, Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. The first annual Culture Days event swept across more than 700 Canadian cities and towns during the last weekend of September 2010, generating an extraordinary amount of enthusiasm in the process. Once again, the event will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes”—and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community.

Venue: BC Culture Days | Phone: 416-964-7555 | Canada Wide Event

09-28-2019 18:00 Until 09-28-2019 20:00

"Phantom of the Gallery" Gala And Art Auction | FEE: FREE

"Phantom of the Gallery" Gala Evening and Art Auction. September 28th. Doors open at 5:00pm. Auction starts at 7:00pm.

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Venue: Casey's Community House | 1136 Canyon St. Creston, BC - Upper Floor




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