An Historically Significant Building

The Red Barn Sicamous

History of the Red Barn Arts Centre in Sicamous

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History of the Red Barn & Eagle Valley Arts Council


Beginning - Eagle Valley Arts Council was incorporated under the BC Societies Act on August 15th, 1980. Our mission is to encourage and coordinate arts and culture in our community and outlying areas by developing and maintaining programs, services and facilities. The arts council is comprised of Individual Members,  Member Groups and Corporate Members. Eagle Valley Arts Council promotes and sanctions artistic ventures across all disciplines and all age groups.

History - The formation of the Eagle Valley Arts Council was originally headed up by the Brush & Palette President Betty Tehonchik. In the 1980's Betty gathered five groups under E.V.A.C.'s umbrella: Eagle Valley Brush & Palette Club, a local craft group, drama, dance, music & photography. The founding executive comprised of: President - Jean Gore, Secretary - Joyce Balestra, and Treasurer - Denise Widdifield.

Present - The Red Barn Arts Centre purchased by Eagle Valley Arts Council continues to operate as an arts centre. The Red Barn Arts Centre offers groups and corporate memberships to art related associations, providing a great venue and facilities such as: a stage, dressing room, sound system, large roll-down projector screen, stage lighting, fully equipped kitchen, vending area, tables & chairs, etc.  The Red Barn seats 100 people comfortably.