BVCAC Art Beat | Fall 2022

"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."
Kurt Vonnegut

Notice of BVCAC Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council (BVCAC) is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30th at the Smithers Art Gallery. Members of the BVCAC are invited to attend, share information and connect. As always, we are interested in hearing your ideas about what the BVCAC can do for you.

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Smithers Art Gallery (1425 Main St)

Please RSVP to by November 25th at the latest so we can ensure there are enough tasty hors d'oeuvres on hand.
Join the BVCAC Board of Directors

Are you passionate about the arts? The Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council is currently recruiting new board members. Since its inception in 1980, the BVCAC has consistently made a significant contribution to the cultural lives of people living and creating in the Bulkley Valley.

Serving on the BVCAC Board offers you a rewarding community service opportunity. People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to apply and help enable the arts in our community. Your current board consists of Sharon MacGregor (President), Nikki Skuce (Vice President), Susanne Watson (Treasurer), Jenna Dunsby (Secretary - Admin), Melissa Sawatsky (Secretary - Public Relations), and Heather Gallagher (Director).

For more information about serving on our Board of Directors, visit the BVCAC website. If you feel that your skills and experience align with the BVCAC, fill out this application form and submit it to us at

Project Profile: Fun, Free Movement Classes

BVCAC member Monica Kapelar originally designed a series of free movement classes for health care providers as a way to give back after the stress of the last three years. This project soon opened to the community in general, as more people heard about it and attended. It surpassed Monica's expectations as the classes brought a variety of people together and created a sense of community.

In the end, this project created new connections and allowed the participants to experience the joy that arises when we all let go and trust ourselves and others. The BVCAC is proud to have supported and funded this worthy creative movement project.

@ Smithers Art Gallery


November 18 + 19, 2022

WINTERGOLD is an annual Christmas Fair of unique, handcrafted arts and crafts. It is coordinated by volunteers from the Smithers Art Gallery. The purpose of Wintergold is to raise funds for the continued operation of the Smithers Art Gallery and to offer the public an opportunity to purchase the special work of artisans. Spaces are on the main floor and the second floor of the Central Park Building in Smithers.

For more information about how to become a vendor at Wintergold, download the forms below:  

@ Bulkley Valley Museum

If you haven't already done so, check out Greetings From Smithers: Our Tourism History on now at the BV Museum. This new multimedia exhibition explores the history of local tourism and recreation through postcards, photographs, film, souvenirs, and ephemera from the permanent collection.

The Museum is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 10am-2pm.

@ Smithers Public Library

Hallowe'en Hullabaloo
Friday, October 28th, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

On October 28th, kids of all ages are invited to enjoy a spooky good night at Smithers Public Library's Hallowe'en Hullabaloo! Younger kids can enjoy age appropriate Hallowe’en games in the children’s room, while older kids and tweens can join in the eyeball hunt, roll-a-Frankenstein, charades and more.

After 7:30, stay for some scary stories in the dark.

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