CRESTON VALLEY ARTS COUNCIL
Promoting the Arts, from Yahk to Riondel
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
We believe that art and culture defines the identity of a community and is the basis of social, economic and environmental sustainability,
The Creston Valley Arts Council plays the role as an umbrella organization for arts and culture. We support groups, individuals and organizations engaged in arts related activities. “Arts” means all the arts; visual, performing, literary, media, culture and heritage.
We provide financial assistance, networking opportunities and are proactive for the growth and sustainability of our arts industry and culture. As a volunteer board, we carry out the wishes of the members and as such we value the feedback, ideas and participation of anyone in the community who is engaged in or supportive of the arts.
We represent the area from Yahk to Riondel and appreciate the support we receive from the Regional District as well as the Town of Creston. Other funding opportunities come from the Province of BC, the Assembly of BC Arts Councils and Columbia Basin Trust.
We are proud of the groups and organizations in the area who carry out such a diverse range of activities for the professional as well as the hobbyist. Our excitement is in seeing the roll that arts and culture play in our communities, the partnerships that are developing; and anticipating how we can all play a roll in supporting and encouraging sustainable ventures.
In the Spotlight
The Art of Decay
A new show featuring the work of Dennis Charles
Tilted Brick Gallery
Show open to the public
April 30 - June 12
Photo by Dennis Charles
An active member of the Creston Valley Arts Council, Sarah Miller is a glass artist happily residing in West Creston. While the pandemic has limited her ability to open her studio to the public, she does have some pieces available locally- in Creston at Fly in the Fibre and in Yahk at the Yahk Soap & Candle Company. Both venues feature the work of several local artists and artisans.
Online, you can see some of Sarah's work in her etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SarahMillerGlass and her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SarahMillerArt ; contact her at either of those places if you have any questions, would like to make a purchase, or just want to chat.
Sarah is also a best-selling author of a series of tutorials for glass artists. More information can be found here https://www.facebook.com/groups/SarahMillerGlassTutorials
Below are several of Sarah's recent glass creations.