Step into a world of artistic wonder as the Quesnel Art Gallery proudly presents our latest exhibition, "An Artful Summer." This one-of-a-kind show is a celebration of the incredible talent that thrives within our community. Featuring a diverse collection of artworks from local artists. From newcomers showcasing their creativity for the first time to seasoned artists, this exhibition is a true reflection of the vibrant art scene that exists right here in Quesnel.
"An Artful Summer" stands out from our regular lineup, offering a unique blend of artists, mediums, and styles. Traditionally, our community art show, "Art From the Heart," has been a beloved annual event in February. This year, we've decided to create a captivating summer version to add a splash of color and creativity to the warmer months.
As you wander through the gallery, you'll be enchanted by the variety of artistic expressions on display. "An Artful Summer" is not just an exhibition; it's a celebration of the creativity and talent that thrives in our community. We're honored to provide a platform for both emerging and established artists to share their visions with the world. For some, this is their first time showcasing their work, and we're proud to be a part of their artistic journey.
The warmth of summer extends beyond the weather and into the hearts of our artists. Their creations reflect the joy, wonder, and beauty of the season, bringing a delightful summer breeze into the gallery. Whether it's the enchanting landscapes, the playful abstracts, or the detailed drawings, each piece tells a unique story that celebrates the essence of an artful summer.
Our Community art show is a testament to the creative spirit that thrives here in our city. It's a celebration of artistic diversity and the power of art to connect us all. We invite you to be a part of this unique exhibition, to support our local artists, and to experience the beauty and inspiration of an artful summer.
Don't miss the chance to experience "An Artful Summer" at the Quesnel Art Gallery. The exhibition will run until August 26th, giving you ample time to immerse yourself in the creativity and spirit of the season. Join us from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and let the magic of art inspire your soul.
See you soon at the Quesnel Art Gallery!
THE ART TRAIL IS ON IT's WAY!
The countdown is ON! The annual Quesnel Art Trail will be happening this September, and this year our community will be hosting the Culture Days Kickoff! September 23rd there will be a full day of Arts & Events at Spirit Square! The Art Trail opens the same day and will run until October 15th.
This exciting event can be completed at your own pace and is accessible for everyone! Local artists are partnering with local businesses to showcase and sell some original artworks. This is a chance to experience some never-before-seen Art!
From all corners of Quesnel, journey through the creative minds of our community on the planned route, or stop in and see as many as you can! At the end of the event be sure to enter the draw for one of the exciting prize baskets. We can’t wait to have the Art Trail returning to the streets of Quesnel!
NEW MURALS Bring Life to blank walls
Two stunning new murals have been completed Downtown, thanks to the efforts of talented local artists. These large-scale creations are not only visually captivating but also reflective of the community's pride and creativity. Let's take a journey through these beautiful murals that add a touch of artistry to our town.
A hidden gem awaiting art enthusiasts, the Quesnel Mural Group's incredible sunflower scene. Made possible by the hard work and creativity from artists Maureen Wheeler and Keith Prestone. This Downtown masterpiece can be found a few feet from the post office, nestled between two buildings on the 300 block of Reid Street. A bright sunflower scene, adorned with intricate details and wildlife that brings the green field to life. The painted fence posts add an extra touch of realism, making you feel like you're stepping into a sunflower oasis. This mural is a testament to the beauty of nature and the collective creativity of our community. This breathtaking landscape is the first of many we will see from the Quesnel Mural Group.
Artist Lee-Anne Chisolm has completed yet another impressive mural. The Child Development Centre on the 400 block of Mclean Street offered a uniquely shaped west-facing wall. Thanks to the creativity of Lee-Anne, this wall now features an awe-inspiring depiction of the place where the two rivers meet. Shimmering balloons dance in the sky, representing the joyful spirit of our city. The words "Welcome" and "Dahooja'' invite all to embrace the harmony of our community. Lee-Anne's mural captures the essence of Quesnel's connection to its rivers and the spirit of unity.
These newly completed murals showcase the immense talent residing within our city. The artists' dedication to their craft shines through, adding splashes of color and creativity to our town's landscape. As you stroll through Quesnel, make sure to take a moment to admire the murals and immerse yourself in the stories they tell. These murals not only serve as a testament to the creativity and skill of our local artists but also as a symbol of community pride. They reflect the shared love for our town, its natural beauty, and the things that bring us together.
The completion of these two murals is a cause for celebration, a testament to the flourishing artistic spirit in our town. We extend our gratitude to the Quesnel Mural Group and artist Lee-Anne Chisolm for bringing their visions to life on these city walls. These murals will serve as a timeless reminder of our vibrant artistic community and the shared beauty of Quesnel.
SORRY WE WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED
We wanted to let you know about an upcoming scheduled closure at the Quesnel Art Gallery and Gift Shop. From September 3rd to September 18th, the Arts & Rec Centre, which houses the gallery and gift shop, will be temporarily closed for essential maintenance. This closure is necessary to ensure the safety and optimal functionality of our beloved arts facility.
While the physical space will be closed, we want to emphasize that our passion for art and creativity doesn't take a day off. During the two-week closure, you can still reach us through email or our social media channels. If you have any questions, inquiries, or simply want to connect with us, we'll be just a message away.
We are eager to reopen on September 20th with an exciting new exhibit, "Finnished Jewelry" by the talented artist Katja Kovanen. We can't wait to welcome you back to the gallery and share this remarkable showcase of artistic expression with our community.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support. Together, we'll ensure that YOUR Quesnel Art Gallery remains a thriving hub for art, creativity, and inspiration.