Hope Arts Council joins forces with gallery

Recent amalgamation aims to broaden local volunteer base and increase funding opportunities

The Hope & District Arts Council (HDAC) has amalgamated with the Hope Arts Gallery.

Earlier this year, members of the Hope Artists Guild voted to dissolve their society and become council members.

The amalgamation of HDAC and the gallery is an administrative change with the intention of revitalizing the gallery by broadening the volunteer base and increasing opportunities for funding.

Hope Arts Gallery opened in 1998 with 12 members and now has over 25, who showcase their art and volunteer to run the gallery. Monthly exhibits, in diverse mediums, are held in the Backroom Show to celebrate local and regional artists. Additionally, the gallery exhibits and sells paintings, raku pottery, photography, weaving, knitting, fabric arts, turned wood work, a variety of jewelry, pine needle baskets, natural wooden wall art, mixed media and much more.

All work is original and handmade. The gallery also offers a large selection of prints and original cards.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Young bear killed downtown Chilliwack was habituated to humans

Conservation officer says bear would not have been a candidate for relocation

Severe thunderstorm possible for Fraser Valley

Environment Canada has put out a watch for the Fraser Valley and Fraser Canyon

Chilliwack man faces Motor Vehicle Act charge for crash that killed pregnant woman

Frank Tessman charged for 2018 Highway 1 accident where Kelowna elementary school teacher died

UPDATE: ‘Spontaneous combustion’ likely cause of fire at mushroom composting facility on Lougheed Highway

First responders were at the blaze near the Skawahlook First Nation Tuesday

VIDEO: Driver doing laps in busy Vancouver intersections nets charges

Toyota Camry spotted doing laps in intersection, driving towards pedestrians

Every situation is different, jurors hear at coroners inquest into Oak Bay teen’s overdose death

Pediatrician says involuntary treatment necessary following overdose, opioid use

Fraser Institute releases latest B.C. high school rankings

Fastest improving schools are in cities including Agassiz, Kitimat and 100 Mile House

RCMP across Canada to soon unionize, according to B.C. mayor

A spokeswoman for RCMP headquarters in Ottawa says it’s not yet a done deal

Explicit sex-ed guide for adults mistakenly given to Creston elementary students

The booklet clearly states online and inside that the guide contains sexually explicit information

Driver has $240K McLaren impounded minutes after buying it in West Vancouver

Officers clocked the car travelling at 160 km/h along Highway 1 in a 90 km/h zone

Former Vernon Judo coach pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Bryan Jeffrey McLachlan is set to return to court Sept. 4 for sentencing

B.C. Olympic skier sues Alpine Canada after coach’s sex offences

Bertrand Charest was convicted in 2017 on 37 charges

Most Read