Local arts scene

The works of many talented artists are displayed at the Hope Arts Gallery

  • Apr. 1, 2013 8:00 a.m.

Gerald Charlie performing during the summer Concerts in the Park series.

Hope and the Fraser Canyon are home to a vast number of writers, poets, painters and musicians.

The works of our many local artists are featured in the Hope Art Walk Tour, which takes place annually May through September. Participating businesses have displays of art that can range from oil paintings and watercolours to ceramics, sculptures and photography. Art Walk Tour maps indicating spots of interest are available at the Hope Arts Gallery and Hope Visitor Centre & Museum Complex.

Throughout the year the Hope Arts Gallery has special monthly exhibits featuring many local and guest artists.

The chainsaw carvings that line our streets showcase the works of Hope carvers Pete Ryan and Randy Swope, plus a host of other internationally-renowned carvers.

Local celebrations often feature performances by many of our talented musicians. Memorial Park hosts the Hope Mountain Market on Saturdays from late May to September. The market features quality goods from local artisans, crafters, farmers, and a variety of small businesses. Enjoy the beautiful park setting and live acoustic music while you shop. On Sunday afternoons in July and August, the Concerts in the Park music series takes over the Memorial Park bandshell.

Just Posted

BC Liberal leadership hopeful Micheal Lee stops in Hope

Only party members can vote in leadership vote Feb. 1-3

Men accused in Michael Bonin’s murder knew him: IHIT

20-year-old’s body found on a rural service road North of Hope in April

Trial begins for man charged with 2010 murder of Mandy Johnson

Langley single mom was fatally shot while in vehicle in Abbotsford

KPU campuses go smoke-free starting Jan. 21 – and that includes vaping

‘We didn’t make this decision lightly’ says prez of the Surrey-based institution

Woman charged in Abbotsford mall stabbing served time for 2001 killing

Victim in Edmonton killing was stabbed eight times with kitchen knife

Solitary-confinement veto a chance to address mental health: advocate

B.C. Supreme Court made the landmark ruling Wednesday

Winter storm coming to B.C. this weekend

The bets are on as to how much snow the province will actually get in the coming days

More places in Hope to pick up Naloxone

Hope and Area Transition Society opens doors for people seeking overdose antidote

B.C. civil rights group files complaint about RCMP arrest of man who later died

Dale Culver, a 35-year-old Indigenous man was arrested in Prince George last July

Lawyer says former B.C. government aide ‘barely guilty’ in ethnic vote scandal

Brian Bonney pleaded guilty to a breach of trust charge

Quite a few tears as homemade quilts distributed to residents of Ashcroft Reserve, Boston Flats affected by last summer’s fire

Quilters in B.C. and Alberta worked through the summer and fall to create more than 100 quilts.

Teachers’ union votes for non-confidence in school board

Lack of action after embattled trustee’s comments created unsafe workplace, Chilliwack teachers claim

Island Health: No need for alarm in wake of Victoria needle-prick incidents

Three incidents in a week prompts meeting between health authority, city service providers

B.C. coast loggers celebrate history, hope for improvement

Truck Loggers Association awaits B.C. NDP government’s new direction

Most Read