20th Annual Walk Away From Racism // We Care We Act

March 19th, 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Free family event at the Campbell River Community Centre. There were interactive cultural booths, entertainment, face painting, refreshments, and take away artworks.

She Could Be Trouble with Brodie Dawson, Tracy Riley and Christy Vanden

April 23, 7:30 pm

LIVE at the Campbell River Art Gallery!  This dynamic trio, with their potent mix of genres has been captivating audiences around BC. Individually these women are hugely talented musicians, but together they are a force, blending blues, gospel, folk and funk. With original songs and luscious harmonies, everyone really enjoyed this concert!

Named Vocalist of the Year at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards, Brodie Dawson has proven that breaking many of the established rules of the music industry and staying true to her own style works. Her latest single release, All This Time, has had an overwhelming response and was nominated for Best Roots/Folk Recording of the Year at the 2015 Vancouver Island Music Awards – a tribute to her passionate songwriting and gorgeous voice.

Tracy Riley is a multi-talented musician who plays acoustic guitar, harmonica, bass and percussion.  She is a powerful presence, captivating audiences across North America for years with her soulful voice and off-grid humour. Performing on radio, at festivals or in concert halls, Riley has kept company with some of best, including k.d. lang, Connie Kaldor, Odetta and Ellen McIlwaine.

At only 21, Christy Vanden brings her own style of playing to the tradition of the Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. A guitar player since the age of seven, Vanden can hit you with her powerful electric or charm you with her beautiful acoustic picking. Her performance at the 2014 Sunfest Country Music Festival main stage to a crowd of 30,000 was pure magic.  

Mid-Exhibition Reception and Curatorial Talk

May 19, 6:30 pm

Please join us to celebrate art and learn more about our current exhibitions by prairie-based artists, Amalie Atkins + Kiarra Albina. Braid Harvesters (Amalie Atkins) is generously sponsored by Tremain Media. Amulet (Kiarra Albina) is generously sponsored by Sandy Baker of RE/MAX Check Realty.

Opening Reception: Aja’sit, with Artists Amy Malbeuf and Jordan Bennett

July 28, 6:30 pm

The Campbell River Art Gallery is delighted to present contemporary indigenous artists, Jordan Bennett and Amy Malbeuf in a duo-exhibition titled Aja’sit from 28 July – 1 September 2016 in our Main Gallery. Aja’sit presents the two artists’ current works and how their practices overlap and challenge each other through the exploration of mobility and notions of place.

In addition to the Main Gallery presentation, the Discovery Gallery will feature artwork created during a three-day youth workshop where regional youth had the opportunity to work with the artists. This installation is an integral component to the overall exhibition wherein the processes and discussions explored through the arts-based workshop are expressed in a visual installation.

Join us at the Opening Reception on Thursday July 28, 2016 at 6:30pm to welcome the artists to our community and to celebrate the exhibitions. Admission by donation. Snacks and beverages will be available.

Reel Art Film Festival

October 15 and 16

Hosted at the Tidemark. Visit: reelartfilmfestivalcrag.wordpress.com for film trailers, tickets and more!