Creativity begins here, together
Arts Education in our schools and community is vibrant and inclusive. The strength of community within the arts fosters a strong sense of belonging for students, educators and families.
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2023-2024 Festival Dates
|GSG Fall Exhibition, In Conversation||September 23 - February 29, 2023 -24 (Gordon Smith Gallery)|
|Secondary Jazz Festival||February 3, 2024 9 - 3 PM (Carson Graham)|
|Elementary Band and Strings' Festival||February 12 - 15, 2024, 7 - 9 PM (Centennial Theatre)|
|Intermediate Music Festival||March 11 - 14, 2024, 9 - 1 PM (Gordon Smith Gallery)|
|Secondary Choral Festival||March 4 - 7, 2024, 9 - 3 PM (Gordon Smith Gallery)|
|GSG Spring Exhibit, Prevailing Landscapes, the Importance of Place||April 13 - June 14, 2024 (Gordon Smith Gallery)|
|Art from 44, District Art Exhibit||May 14 - 30, 2024 (Gordon Smith Gallery Lobby)|
|Primary Days of Music||May 27 - 30, 2024 (Education Services Center)|
For over 30 years, Artists for Kids supports multiple levels of school and community programming, through the lens of the visual arts and the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art.
The Elementary Band and Strings program offers a wonderful opportunity for students to receive instrumental instruction in a group setting and represents the start of an exciting musical journey that they can follow.
Art from 44
The virtual exhibition, Art from 44, showcases work from students across the school district. This display of colour, creativity, and learning is a highlight of our year, as it captures expressions of play, connections to place, explorations of emotion and wellness, the honing of craftsmanship, and many rich histories and teachings. Click the image to view this year’s exhibition.
Young Artist of the Week
The Young Artist of the Week program provides valuable recognition to student artists and raises public awareness of the importance of Arts Education. Click through to see a showcase of the school district’s outstanding young artists.
Arts Education Team
Allison Kerr, District Principal of Arts Education
Daylen Luchsinger, District Vice Principal of Arts Education
Laurel Dosman & Marissa Heaven, Program Coordinators, Elementary Band and Strings
Amelia Epp, District Teacher, Visual Art Education