City celebrate 40 years of Vancouver Arts Centre

Published on Monday, 12 October 2020 at 9:57:38 AM

Vancouver Arts Centre Celebrating 40 Years

Forty years of exhibitions, performances, local art, weaving, painting, pottery and festivals at Vancouver Arts Centre is being celebrated this month with an Open Day dedicated to the milestone.


Since its opening in 1980, the Vancouver Arts Centre has been the creative hub of Albany bringing a variety of art to the city and expanding the opportunities local artists have to express themselves creatively.


On Saturday, October 17 an exhibition exploring 40 years of the Vancouver Arts Centre will officially open, allowing residents and visitors to take a step back in time and see how the centre has evolved to become what it is today.


Sample arts and craft sessions, demos in weaving, pottery, photography and drawing, open studios with practicing artists, children’s art activities, live music and entertainment and mini exhibitions will be on offer at the centre from 10am to 3pm.


Community groups and centre users will be showcasing their artistic talent and offering new, curious and interested individuals the chance to get involved and exercise their own creative muscles.


City of Albany Manager Arts and Culture Paul Nielsen said looking back through Albany’s creative past was an exciting time for the community.
“The Vancouver Arts Centre has fostered countless artistic ventures in Albany, offered artists a creative outlet and spent 40 years bringing our local culture and art to the forefront,” he said.


“It is only fitting that we celebrate all that the centre has given our community over the past four decades by opening it to the public, our community and new visitors who want to explore our artistic heritage.”


This free event is open to the public and further information can be found by contacting arts@albany.com.au or 6820 3740.

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