Vicky Chainey Gagnon (left) and Karen Chappell start the makeover of the art gallery studio.

Art Battle proceeds helping update Campbell River art gallery studio space

Last summer’s Art Battle is supporting an updated artists space at the Campbell River Art Gallery.

At the CR Live Streets Art Battle event, artists created unique acrylic paintings that were auctioned off at the end of the evening. Half the money raised is being used to kickstart renovations at the art gallery studio.

“This is a great example of artists generating momentum that supports future art,” says Karen Chappell of the city’s recreation department. “Changes at the studio will make it a brighter space that better serves the community.”

“The Campbell River Art Gallery is very grateful to the city and Art Battle for their donation,” says Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Campbell River Art Gallery. ”Being able to enrich this space will make artists working here happier and more productive – and a more creative workspace can even empower artists to become more inspired.”

CR Live Streets events have run since 2015. The summertime events are free of charge and help bring vibrancy to downtown and the cultural district.

In 2018, CR Live Streets events included Art Battle, Evening Market, Chalkfest, Show on the Row and Music in the Night – and more than 3,300 people came together in the downtown core to play, eat, socialize, dance, listen to music and create art.

“The CR Live Streets event team is currently planning next year’s events and aims to add new events to some favourites returning in 2019,” Chappell adds.

RELATED: VIDEO ADDED: Campbell River street event chalks it up to a lot of fun and creativity

RELATED: City of Campbell River announces lineup for third annual CR Live Streets series

Just Posted

Campbell River school trustees want review of school closure effects

Board only wants information and is not reconsidering closure decisions

Hydro issues warning to stay away from upstream side of Elk Falls Dec. 13-14

BC Hydro will be increasing the Elk Falls Canyon water flow from… Continue reading

VIDEO: Students from RainCoast School of Musical Theatre perform at festive Campbell River event

Italian Cultural Society, Malarkey Mummers and Santa all take part in Museum at Campbell River event

Environment Canada issues wind warning as fallen tree knocks out power for 1,500 customers in Campbell River

‘Strong winds that may cause damage are expected or occurring,’ says forecaster

‘Abhorrent’ condition of autistic B.C. boy shows flaws in care system: report

‘Charlie’ was underweight and ‘covered in feces’ when he was removed from his mom’s care

Military closes book on oft-criticized support unit for ill, injured troops

The transition unit will provide support and services to military members struggling with physical and mental injuries so they can return to work.

Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson named NHL’s first star of the week

Canucks centre scored two goals and six assists in three games

Protester says Canada doing U.S. ‘dirty work’ outside Huawei exec’s bail hearing

The U.S. wants to extradite Meng to face fraud allegations after Canada arrested the high-profile technology executive.

Union says arrows and gasoline tossed at striking Comox Valley assisted living workers

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith says arrows and gasoline were thrown at the picketers early in the week

Break-in at home of detained Chinese Huawei executive

Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver on America’s request

Natural gas rates will go up in B.C. on Jan. 1

Regions could pay up to $68 more

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

It could be an “impeachable offense” if it’s proven that President Donald Trump directed illegal hush-money payments to women during the 2016 campaign.

Most Read