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.