Princeton Arts council gears up for busy year

Arts and Culture Week, Spirit Festival and watercolour classes are on the top of the list.

Local art can be found at Princeton Arts Council's gallery

Local art can be found at Princeton Arts Council's gallery

The Princeton Community Arts Council in collaboration with the recreation department and the schools is gearing up for an exciting Arts and Culture Week from April 21 to 28.

This province-wide event is an opportunity to showcase local talent, provide educational opportunities for all ages and simply have fun.

It will begin with a weekend adult watercolour class with Vernon artist Gail Short. To register contact Elaine Rutherford at 250-295-6905.

Further information will be available from Nadine McEwen at 250-295-6067.

Following the huge success of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band and the Arts Council

“Spirit Festival” in 2011, planning is underway to make this an annual event.

Again collaboration was the key to the event and the co-ordinator Vicky Jones is working closely with the band, the schools and Robin Irwin at the museum.

The Arts Council is hoping to co-ordinate a gazebo concert series this summer and will be

involved in the Rick Hansen celebration.

For more information contact Marjorie Holland at 250-295-6718.

The Arts Council has been nominated for an Okanagan Arts Award and described as a regional

champion as we continue to work hard for our community.

Program details may be found in the leisure guide or check out the webpage princetonarts.ca

Our next general meeting will be at 4.30 p.m. on March 21 at the Riverside Centre.