Penticton to host Arts B.C. annual conference

Arts councils from all over B.C. will be coming to Penticton April 16-19.

Arts councils, artists, educators and community leaders from around B.C. will be heading to Penticton this spring.

Working with the Penticton Community Arts Council, Arts B.C.’s 36th annual conference and annual general meeting is coming to the Shatford Centre April 16-19.

Arts B.C. is the overarching body that advocates and supports arts and culture councils throughout B.C.

“We’re pretty excited about it. It’s a great opportunity to have all the different arts councils coming in through all over B.C.,” said Lynn Allin, executive director of the Penticton Arts Council.

An estimated 100 different arts and culture councils are expected to attend the four-day conference.

“We will have an opportunity to showcase our local artists and all the different things that are happening at the arts council here,” Allin said.

The conference will be structured around four different elements of the arts: dreaming, planning, doing and celebrating.

The conference will feature different 90-minute workshops each day focusing on the four different concepts. There will also be a moderated panel discussion hosted by prominent directors from different local arts councils from around B.C.

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