Barriere’s 6th Celebration of the Arts Festival to be held in April

The Festival will be held in conjunction with the Celebration of Rural Living Expo and Trade Show

Submitted by North Thompson Arts Council

The week of April 21 to 27, 2013, is marked as B.C. Arts and Culture Week.

This BC-wide celebration of all things art and culture, turns the spotlight on the vital contribution that the arts make in learning and in life.

Hundreds of arts councils, communities and schools across the province will be joining the fun by presenting a dazzling range of events and activities from pop-up dance performances to art crawls, exhibitions, open mics and much more.

In Barriere, the North Thompson Arts Council (NTAC) is pleased to announce the date and location of their 6th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival.

The Festival will be held on April 27 and 28, 2013, in conjunction with the 1st Annual Celebration of Rural Living Expo and Trade Show, at the North Thompson Agriplex and Fall Fair Facility, 4872 Dunn Lake Road, Barriere, B.C.

During the Festival, attendees can meet artists from the North Thompson Valley and beyond, with artisans coming not only from the Valley, but from as far away as 70 Mile and Merritt.

Everything from paintings to woodcarvings, stained glass to jewelry, and felted hats to greeting cards will be on display and for sale.

Youngsters can join in the fun by trying their hand at painting inside the kid’s booth, where a large whitewashed board will be set up for them to paint on.

NTAC has initially reserved 20 spaces at the Expo for its’ members, with more space potentially available.

For more information, or to book their spots, artisans can contact NTAC at or by calling NTAC secretary Margaret Houben at 250-672-9330 (evenings).