Christina Lake Arts & Artisans Society

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Artists and artisans from around the Christina Lake and Kettle River Valley area have banded together to form a society that will bring recognition and facilities to the region’s artistic community. Our area is rich in artists, but many of them work out of their homes with few opportunities to sell and market their creations. The range of mediums is impressive; there are painters, metal workers, wood workers, glass blowers, bead and jewelry makers, sculptors, stained glass artists, … the list goes on.

D Milton - Natural Edge Cedar Burl Bowl

D Milton – Natural Edge Cedar Burl Bowl

Christina Lake Arts & Artisans Society (CLAAS) is a registered Charity, which has been formed with the following purposes:

1. To increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of performing and visual arts through art displays and the operation of an arts centre.

2. To provide instructional seminars and workshops on topics related to the performing and visual arts; and

3) To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment of the aforementioned charitable purposes.

Lauren Glass

Lauren Glass

 

The Society members are working hard to create a new Arts & Culture complex at the lake, which will become a destination for visitors and locals alike. Phase one includes a visitors welcome centre, artisans gallery, interpretive centre for the nature park, and some office/meeting and performance space. A Solar Aquatics System for processing wastewater provides a unique facility to educate the public about biological treatment of waste, using natural systems.

Art Gallery

Art Gallery

In the second phase there will be creative spaces for glass blowing, wood working, pottery, and other facilities which require special equipment for artisans to create their original pieces, plus educational spaces with resident and/or guest artists and craftspeople teaching classes. An outside amphitheater for performances will complete this phase.

We encourage anyone who is interested in the Arts, whether a practicing artist, wannabe artist, or just interested in seeing this idea become a reality to join the society and help forge the future of our area.

For more info:  Ph: 250-447-6561   go to:  www.kettleriverarts.com   or  e-mail; info@kettleriverarts.com fbimages