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Thank You to Wade Davis, Speaker at Fundraising Event for Cove Commons
BIAC and the Bowen Island Public Library were pleased to present Wade Davis, UBC Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Eco-systems on Saturday, November 4 at the Bowen Island Community School. The title of Wade's talk was: The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in a Modern World. The gym was packed with an audience rapt by Wade's photographs and stories. We are so grateful to Wade Davis and all who came out for this fundraiser for the Cove Commons outdoor plaza & special equipment.
(Photo of Wade Davis at right courtesty of Xandra Uribe.)
Thank you Bowen Islanders for your overwhelming support of the Cove Commons project.
The Bowen Island Public Library and Bowen Island Arts Council are immensely grateful for the community’s generous donations. We’ve erected a Thank You sign on the lawn of the library to publicly acknowledge these contributions. The Cove Commons is an example of what we can achieve as a community when we work together.
We have raised approximately $1 M to build the 2,800 square foot addition to the Old General Store that includes the Annie Laurie Wood Annex for the Library and a new home for the Bowen Island Arts Council and its Gallery. So much has been accomplished since the six-handled shovel broke ground this past winter. The walls are up, the roof is on, the slab has been poured, inside framing is underway, and the windows and doors are being installed. We are on track for our grand opening in early 2018.
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The Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) is dedicated to representing and coordinating the creative efforts and programs of all cultural groups on Bowen Island. BIAC strives to stimulate the development of arts and cultural projects and activities and promote and encourage the advancement of the arts and opportunities for local artists. BIAC also fosters an interest and pride in the cultural heritage and history of Bowen Island.
The artists of Bowen Island welcome you to our creative island!
Based on a national study of communities with a population of less than 50,000 people, Bowen Island was identified as the 4th most artistic community in Canada. Click here for more info.
BIAC gratefully acknowledges the support of the Bowen Island Municipality, the BC Arts Council and the Province of British Columbia. BIAC also thanks all its wonderful members and our community for its unwavering support of local arts and culture.
The Bowen Island Arts Council is a member of the Sea to Sky Arts Councils Alliance. Our partners include Lions Bay, Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton. Together we support artists and arts and cultural events within each of our communities and along the Sea to Sky Corridor. Visit the Sea to Sky Arts Councils website by clicking here.