Creston Valley Arts Council

An umbrella organization for arts and culture.

Christmas Arts & Craft Market

November 17th 9:00am - 4:00pm

Creston & District Community Complex

Admission is a cash donation to the food bank. Check out the amazing array of products from many talented vendors and artisans. Get your free ticket for our gift basket giveaway.

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Upcoming Events

Every 2nd Wednesday each month.

Arts Council Directors Meeting

5:30pm at the Chamber of Commerce.

Every 3rd Wednesday each month.

Arts Council Members Meeting

7:00 pm at the Creston Museum (Carr Building).

Visit The Creston Valley Arts Council GIFT SHOP!

Creston Valley Arts Council GIFT SHOP

Visit the new Arts Council Gift shop and see our display of local art and fine craft.

Where: Creston Visitors Centre, 121 Northwest Blvd. Creston BC

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Monday - Friday 12 - 2pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Sunday: Closed


CLICK HERE to read the Creston Valley Advance news story.

NOW ON UNTIL December 28th (Monday to Sunday 9-5)

Art in the Chamber

Come and view the display of local art and fine craft. Monday to Sunday 9-5

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Featuring Local Artists: Sharon Svanda, Andrea Revoy, Shirley Wyngaard, Laura Leeder, Ted Wallace, Carmen Ditzler and Carol Geurts.

Where: Creston Visitors Centre, 121 Northwest Blvd. Creston BC

NOW ON UNTIL December 29th

Art in the Library

Creston Valley Public Library, in partnership with the Creston Valley Arts Council, is proud to present Art in the Library.

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Featurning the Art of Elaine Shunter, Eleanor Van De Bogart and Joanna Wilson.

Many of the items on display are available for purchase, with 10% of the proceeds donated to the library to support our community services and programs.

Library Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday Closed


Where: Creston and District Public Library - 531 16 Ave S, Creston, BC V0B 1G5

November 14th (Every 2nd Wednesday each month)

Arts Council Directors Meeting

This Month Only: The Arts Council Directors Meeting will be held at 5:15pm at the Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

November 14th

Societies Act Transition - Live Facebook Q&A

Law For Non-Profits are hosting a facebook live Q&A on November 14th for anyone with any last transition questions. Details for this will be posted on their website lawfornonprofits.ca.

November 15th 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Learn to Acrylic Pour with Wendy Franz (FEE: $40)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Wendy Franz. Discover how much fun it can be to create your very own stunning acrylic paintings. In this super fun class you will learn the basics of how to get started with acrylic pouring, it's many techniques and even some of the secrets. Pouring, puddling, dripping are just some terms used for this unique medium. This technique uses gravity to move the paint, rather than a brush or palette knife. You will get to take home one mini canvas with easel, and 4 canvas for your very own mini canvas wall collage. You don't have to be an artist to enjoy this class... but be warned acrylic pouring may become addictive!

Acrylic Pour with Wendy Franz
November 16th & 17th - 50th Anniversary Event

Indigo-Go-Go

Where: Creston & District Community Complex

Opening Reception: November 16th 6:00pm - 8:00pm, November 17th 9:00am - 4:00pm

An Adjudicated Art Show Featuring Indigo Blue Artwork By Grade 7 - 12 Students. Help Us Celebrate 50 Years in the Creston Valley!

Click Here To See The Poster 50th Anniversary Timeline of Events
November 17th 9:00am - 3:00pm

Felted Slippers (FEE: $60)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Carmen Ditzler. Make your own felted slippers - cozy custom fit to your foot with no seams! Challenge your skills with this wet felting class. Great for all levels but a general understanding of the wet felting process is helpful. Bring a friend - this class is fun and very energetic! There will be a short break for lunch. Materials for you to bring:4 Large Old Towels, 2 Pieces of Bubble Wrap (24"wide x 4ft long if possible)Soap (Olive Oil works well, you can get it at Vital Health in Creston)Scissors (sharp & paper if you have them)Sharpie/pencil & ruler, Rubber clogs or crocs in your size if you have them. The shoes will not be harmed in the making of the slippers. Fibre will be available for purchase. (Approx. $15) Min 3 max 9.

Felted Slippers
November 17th 9:00am - 4:00pm

Creston Valley Arts Council Christmas Arts & Craft Market

Where: Creston & District Community Complex

The Creston Christmas Art and Craft Market is coming soon. Save the date!! Saturday November 17th 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Admission is a cash donation to the food bank. Check out the amazing array of products from many talented vendors and artisans. Get your free ticket for our gift basket giveaway.

Click Here To See The Poster
November 17th - 18th

Images Art Show and Sale

Where: Rotacrest Hall at the Rec Centre Complex 231 - 19th Ave. N. Creston

Creston Images Art Show and Sale

Saturday 17th 9:30am - 5:00pm and Sunday 18th 10:00am - 4:00pm

Creston artists Andy Alfoldy, Elain Alfoldy, Ute Bachinski, Eileen Gidman, Laura Leeder, Sarah Miller, Peter McLennan, Jim Smith and Howard Smith - an exciting multi medium display and sale.

Click Here To See The Poster
November 18th 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Kettle Dyeing Wool Roving for Beginners (FEE: $85)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Andrea Revoy, Blue Moon Pottery & Fibre. In this class you will learn how to kettle dye wool roving for spinning and felting using acid dyes and fun, simple techniques with no rules and no mistakes. Learn 4 different techniques from simple single colours to multiple colours in one pot, ending up with lots of fabulous fibre to feed your growing stash. No experience necessary, students should bring an apron. 4 students max. Each student gets 4oz fibre. All tools and equipment suppliedAny extra fibre is $5/oz.

November 19th 11:30am - 3:00pm

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student (FEE: $30)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with me, Lynne Mizera as I guide you into the world of mixed media this Fall using paints, mediums, inks and many more items in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own Artistic Voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $30 each class; No experience necessary; Bring An Art Journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 8 students. Monday Afternoons: 11:30 - 3:00pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 - 8:30 pm. Nov. 5th & 19th, Dec 3 & 17 (MUST pre-register at least 24 hours before class) Contact Fly in the Fibre to pre-register: flyinthefibre@gmail.com or call (250) 402-6072.

Art Journaling
November 19th 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student (FEE: $30)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with me, Lynne Mizera as I guide you into the world of mixed media this Fall using paints, mediums, inks and many more items in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own Artistic Voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $30 each class; No experience necessary; Bring An Art Journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 8 students. Monday Afternoons: 11:30 - 3:00pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 - 8:30 pm. Nov. 5th & 19th, Dec 3 & 17 (MUST pre-register at least 24 hours before class) Contact Fly in the Fibre to pre-register: flyinthefibre@gmail.com or call (250) 402-6072.

Art Journaling
November 21st 9:00am - 12:00pm PT

Privacy And Recordkeeping Workshop

Where: Vantage Point Offices, 1183 Melville St. Vancouver, in the Library

On November 21 Law For Non-Profits are co-presenting a Privacy and Recordkeeping workshop with Vantage point.

CLICK this link to register
November 21st 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Socks! Two-at-a-Time from the Top-Down (FEE: $60)

Where: Fly in the Fibre139 10th Ave. N.Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Carmen Ditzler of Heartfelt. Two Classes: November 7 & 21, 6-8pm. No more second sock syndrome! You will be able to use one long circular needle or two shorter. Straight double pointed needles do not work for this technique. You must have knit at least one pair of socks before. Bring two different colours of yarn and matching needles of your choice, assorted stitch markers.


Socks! Two at a time from the top down
November 21st (Every 3rd Wednesday each month.)

Arts Council Members Meeting

7:00 pm at the Creston Museum (Carr Building).

November 24th 10:00am - 12:00pm (Class 4)

Knitting: First Sweater (FEE: $80)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Carmen Ditzler, Heartfelt. The Easy Bulky One. Knit in a chunky weight yarn this is a perfect first, or second or...eighth sweater. This weight of yarn will knit up relatively quickly, so you can finish it and wear it this winter. A loose fit with dropped shoulders this is a sweater that will soon become a wardrobe staple. The class will walk you through measuring, swatching and calculating for a sweater in the size you intend and how to set yourself up for success. First class will include choosing yarn and needles, but bring what you have. Lots of support and fun!


Four Classes: Saturday mornings, 10am - 12pm Oct 13, Oct 20, Nov 3, Nov 24. $80 not including materials


Knitting Your First Sweater
November 24th 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Acrylic Pour Christmas Ornaments (FEE: $40)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N.Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Wendy Franz. Acrylic Pouring Christmas Ornaments. In this fun filled class you will learn how to acrylic pour your very own Christmas ornaments. These colourful treasures will surely be a hit this holiday season! Make them for your own tree or give them as a gift. There is so many different colour combinations we can play with, match up your own Christmas decor or just have fun with all the different colour combinations. You can make these ornaments as simple or as flashy as you like. After all the fun you will be taking home a set of six 70mm glass ornaments. But as always... be warned, acrylic pouring may become addictive!

Acrylic Pour Ornaments - Fly In The Fibre
November 25th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Wet Felting: Funky Christmas Stocking (FEE: $50)

Where: Fly in the Fibre139 10th Ave. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Carmen Ditzler of Heartfelt. Make a wet felt one of a kind Christmas stocking. Bring 100 g of one or two colours of wool (merino or corriedale) and all your felting gear: bubble wrap, soap, solution bottle, towels, mats...Other colours and embellishments will be provided. Not suitable for beginners.

Funky Christmas Stocking
November 25th 1:00pm - 4:30pm

3D Needle Felting: The Cute Little Snowman (Wool Sculpture) (FEE: $35)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Leah Wilson, Amazing Felted Fibre Arts. Sunday November 25th, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. 3D Needle Felting Workshop: The Cute Little Snowman (4 inch tall soft wool sculpture)$35 plus tax. (maximum number of people: 6) All materials & detailed instructions provided to complete during the workshop, with enough fibre for making a second snow-person at home. This is a slightly complex project with the attaching of arms & making the hat, however the techniques are easy to follow & all ages & levels of experience have had success. A perfect gift, for tree decorating, table dressing, or even a new little buddy to keep in a pocket & take places. This project teaches how to attach parts together to make a solid yet soft sculpture, with the emphasis on creating something cute.

Felted 3D Cute Little Snowman - Fly in the Fibre
November 26th 11:30am - 3:00pm

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student (FEE: $25)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with me, Lynne Mizera as I guide you into the world of mixed media this Fall using paints, mediums, inks and many more items in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own Artistic Voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy.


$25 each class; No experience necessary; Bring An Art Journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 8 students.


Monday Afternoons: 11:30-3:00pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00-8:30 pm, Sept 10th & 24th, Oct. 15th & 29th, Nov. 12th & 26th (MUST pre-register at least 24 hours before class) Contact Fly in the Fibre to pre-register: flyinthefibre@gmail.com or call (250) 402-6072.


Art Journaling
November 26th 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student (FEE: $30)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with me, Lynne Mizera as I guide you into the world of mixed media this Fall using paints, mediums, inks and many more items in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own Artistic Voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy.


$25 each class; No experience necessary; Bring An Art Journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 8 students.


Monday Afternoons: 11:30-3:00pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00-8:30 pm, Sept 10th & 24th, Oct. 15th & 29th, Nov. 12th & 26th (MUST pre-register at least 24 hours before class) Contact Fly in the Fibre to pre-register: flyinthefibre@gmail.com or call (250) 402-6072.


Art Journaling
December 3rd 11:30am - 3:00pm

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student (FEE: $30)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with me, Lynne Mizera as I guide you into the world of mixed media this Fall using paints, mediums, inks and many more items in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own Artistic Voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $30 each class; No experience necessary; Bring An Art Journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 8 students. Monday Afternoons: 11:30 - 3:00pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 - 8:30 pm. Nov. 5th & 19th, Dec 3 & 17 (MUST pre-register at least 24 hours before class) Contact Fly in the Fibre to pre-register: flyinthefibre@gmail.com or call (250) 402-6072.

Art Journaling
December 3rd 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student (FEE: $30)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with me, Lynne Mizera as I guide you into the world of mixed media this Fall using paints, mediums, inks and many more items in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own Artistic Voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $30 each class; No experience necessary; Bring An Art Journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 8 students. Monday Afternoons: 11:30 - 3:00pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 - 8:30 pm. Nov. 5th & 19th, Dec 3 & 17 (MUST pre-register at least 24 hours before class) Contact Fly in the Fibre to pre-register: flyinthefibre@gmail.com or call (250) 402-6072.

Art Journaling
December 5th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Acrylic Pouring Christmas Ornaments (FEE: $40)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Wendy Franz. Acrylic Pouring Christmas Ornaments. In this fun filled class you will learn how to acrylic pour your very own Christmas ornaments. These colourful treasures will surely be a hit this holiday season! Make them for your own tree or give them as a gift. There is so many different colour combinations we can play with, match up your own Christmas decor or just have fun with all the different colour combinations. You can make these ornaments as simple or as flashy as you like. After all the fun you will be taking home a set of six 70mm glass ornaments. But as always… be warned acrylic pouring may become addictive!

Acrylic Pouring Christmas Ornaments
December 11th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Acrylic Pouring Wooden Keepsake Boxes (FEE: $45)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Wendy Franz. Acrylic Pouring Wooden Keepsake Boxes. Acrylic pouring is a fun painting technique resulting in abstract works of art. Even those who have no painting and drawing skills/experience can create beautiful paintings or projects. In this fun filled class you will learn how to acrylic pour two wooden keepsake boxes. These boxes are all locally crafted, there will be an example on display at Fly in the Fibre. There is so many different colour combinations you can play with, creating your very own useable art masterpiece. These will boxes will come in handy for your own treasures or they will make a fantastic Christmas gift. But as always, be warned acrylic pouring may become addictive! All supplies include. No experience necessary. 12 years of age and over. Maximum 10 students. *Boxes must be left to dry for 2 days before pickup*.

Acrylic Pour Box
December 12th (Every 2nd Wednesday each month)

Arts Council Directors Meeting

5:30 PM at the Chamber of Commerce.

December 17th 11:30am - 3:00pm

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student (FEE: $30)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with me, Lynne Mizera as I guide you into the world of mixed media this Fall using paints, mediums, inks and many more items in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own Artistic Voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $30 each class; No experience necessary; Bring An Art Journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 8 students. Monday Afternoons: 11:30 - 3:00pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 - 8:30 pm. Nov. 5th & 19th, Dec 3 & 17 (MUST pre-register at least 24 hours before class) Contact Fly in the Fibre to pre-register: flyinthefibre@gmail.com or call (250) 402-6072.

Art Journaling
December 17th 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Mixed Media in Art Journal for the Adult Student (FEE: $30)

Where: Fly in the Fibre 139 10th Ave. N. Creston, B.C.

Instructor: Lynne Mizera, Lynne's Art World. Have you ever wondered "What is Mixed Media and why it is so popular these days?" Well come find out with me, Lynne Mizera as I guide you into the world of mixed media this Fall using paints, mediums, inks and many more items in conjunction with stencils, stamps and collage materials to create backgrounds in your art journal. And then learn how to use these backgrounds to create your own art in your own Artistic Voice. With the focus on art play and product use this class is fun, low stress and full of creative energy. $30 each class; No experience necessary; Bring An Art Journal to work in, everything else will be supplied. Maximum 8 students. Monday Afternoons: 11:30 - 3:00pm OR Monday Evenings: 5:00 - 8:30 pm. Nov. 5th & 19th, Dec 3 & 17 (MUST pre-register at least 24 hours before class) Contact Fly in the Fibre to pre-register: flyinthefibre@gmail.com or call (250) 402-6072.

Art Journaling
December 19th (Every 3rd Wednesday each month)

Arts Council Members Meeting

7:00 pm at the Creston Museum (Carr Building).

January 11th, 2019 - 50th Anniversary Event

Art in the Chamber Wine and Cheese Reception

Where: Visitors Centre 121 Northwest Blvd.

50th Anniversary Timeline of Events
May 6th - 9th, 2019 - 50th Anniversary Event

Focus on Youth - Trash to Treasure & a 50th Anniversary History display

50th Anniversary Timeline of Events
May 18th - 20th, 2019 - 50th Anniversary Event

Blossom Festival Parade & Student Artwalk

Featuring a float with member groups' Scarecrows

50th Anniversary Timeline of Events
August 3rd, 2019 (10am to 3pm) - 50th Anniversary Event

Arts Party at Spectrum Farms

Featuring a 50th Anniversary Cake, art centres, entertainment, music and food.

50th Anniversary Timeline of Events
September 6th & 7th, 2019 - 50th Anniversary Event

Fall Fair

A display of art from Arts at the Farm and some from the Juried show. Video history display.

50th Anniversary Timeline of Events
November 16th, 2019 - 50th Anniversary Event

Final Reception

Where: Erickson Room

At the Christmas Craft Fair featuring a video/photo display of the year's events.

50th Anniversary Timeline of Events



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