Meet the Community Arts Council of Fort St. John
The Community Arts Council of Fort St. John has existed since 1967 and is governed by an elected board of directors. The Arts Council is a non-profit, charitable organization and a member of the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce, the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council, Arts BC, the Alaska Highway Community Society and also the Peace Arts Society.
“The Community Arts Council of Fort St. John is made up of 35 member arts groups,” said board member Sue Popesku, “along with many more individuals in the North Peace region who strive to provide creative, entertaining, and educational arts, culture and heritage opportunities for residents and visitors.”
Arts Council members actively participate in lessons, programs and workshops. “The community supports the Arts Council through sponsorship, volunteer work or with their attendance at events, concerts and festivals,” explained Sue.
Visionary. All-inclusive. Supportive.
The Community Arts Council of Fort St. John is a charitable society that many businesses support, and, in turn the Arts Council supports those businesses by enhancing the community through cultural events such as the Annual Artwalk and by improving the vitality of the downtown with street banners.
The Community Arts Council of Fort St. John leads heritage and arts programs for the public and for schools children. The Arts Council provides venues for art lessons, classes, programs and events as well as space for organizational meetings. Individual members of the Arts Council put on successful classes in painting, pottery, spinning, weaving and more. Emerging artists and craftsmen are encouraged to develop their art form and learn business skills to help them promote and sell their works.
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