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October 27, 2017 3:51 pm

Tourism PG & The Community Arts Council Strike “Artnership”

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 @ 10:42 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Tourism Prince George and The Community Arts Council have transformed a partnership into an “Artnership” with an eye to re-imagining Prince George.

Six artists have applied to participate in the project which will take place in the Prince George Visitor Centre.

Artist Tim Mowatt at the Prince George Visitor Centre – photo courtesy Tourism Prince George

This summer’s theme will see the artists transforming real places in the city into anything their imaginations see fit.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize local artists and to show off their amazing talent to visitors,” says Tourism Prince George CEO Erica Hummel. “We look forward to continuing the partnership in the future.”

“The Artnership program has certainly evolved since first launched with the Canada Winter Games in 2015, and has continued to thrive in numerous locations such as the Prince George Airport and City Hall,” adds Sean Farrell, executive director of the Community Arts Council.

“The expansion of this program positions the authentic flavour and high calibre of our local artists face-to-face with visitors to the area, in a wonderfully intimate setting.”

Work starts this Saturday and the completed works of art will be exhibited in the fall for public viewing.

In addition to the “Artnership,” artist Tom Mowatt will continue working on his art and sharing his culture with travellers for the rest of the summer at the Visitor Centre.



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