Arts and Culture Week activities

April 10th marks the beginning of the 12th annual Arts and Culture week in British Columbia. In the true spirit of spring, tens of thousands of kids, teachers, artists and regular citizens will take up their brushes and pens, don their dancing shoes, and attend a performance, all in the name of celebrating the wealth of artistic creativity in our communities.

Arts and Culture Week turns the spotlight on the vital contribution that arts and culture make in learning and in life. Music, films, media arts, dance, books, theatre and visual art are a part of daily life, and have a lasting impact. They inspire us, challenge us and broaden our horizons.


The arts and culture sector contributes $5.2 billion to BC’s economy each year. BC artists in all disciplines are recognized internationally as among the best. Each year, our museums, galleries, festivals and performances attract visitors from around the world.


Arts and culture also play an essential role in learning. Participating in arts programs and activities not only provides students with the discipline and creativity to enhance their learning – schools with strong arts programs cite improved attendance and student motivation, renewed community participation and increased graduation rates – but also gives them a strong foundation for enriching their lives.

The following will take place in Princeton:


• Art Class

When: April 9-10, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 the  Riverside Centre, 148 Old Hedley Road, Princeton—Local artists will receive guidance from a visiting artist in the use of watercolours and acrylics.

• Bowl Display

When: April 10-16, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the  Riverside Centre—The potters guild will display bowls produced through the winter.

•Theatre Workshop


When: April 9-10, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the  Riverside Centre—Actors will receive coaching in technique.

BC Arts and Culture Week is coordinated by ArtStarts in Schools and the Assembly of BC Arts Councils, and is sponsored by the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council.

During “Arts and Culture Week” April 9 to the 16,  the Princeton Arts Council is pleased to invite residents to attend the following events;

Riverside Beats

April 9,  Acting Workshop Dave Cursons

April 9 and 10, Watercolour/ Acrylic Workshop with Gail Short

April 15 – Movie “ King’s Speech”

April 16 –  West African drumming workshops Adults/Children Registration at the Town Hall.

Children 5-13 free but must register (sponsored by the Arts Council)

April 16 – 7:30 p.m. Nankama African drumming concert.

Tickets available  at the Sunflower Gallery.

The Sunflower Gallery with the wonderful work of local artists is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.

If you would like to help in any way, please join us at the General Meeting   at 4:30 p.m., on Wednesday April 20.

Volunteers are required for the gallery/Music Festival/ Arts in the Parks.