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Bowen Island Arts Council is pleased to present
Book Launch & Author Reading
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Gallery @ Artisan Square
7:30 pm
Admission by donation

When the Colours Run is Lisa Shatzky’s new book -- a collection of 41 poems, published in July by Black Moss Press. Lisa’s words speak to the human condition as well as the fragile state of the planet with a voice that is deeply personal, eclectic, and universally evocative. At times meditative and at times darkly humorous, the poems move from one season to the next, and illustrate how not only do we move through the seasons but the seasons also move through us.

Featuring Lisa and friends reading from her new collection & beautiful music by Ruta Yawney.

We hope you can join us!

Cultural Master Plan Under Review!

As you may have heard, the Bowen Island Arts Council has accepted the authority and responsibility, granted by the Bowen Island Municipality, to review and update BIM Bylaw #297 -- the Cultural Master Plan. It was written more than 10 years ago and is in need of revising to ensure it reflects the current needs of our community.

We've struck a Steering Committee, had a few meetings and we are ready to launch the process that we hope will involve all islanders in some way or another. Over the next 10 months or so, it is our intent is to surface insights, ideas and recommendations to appreciate and build on our current artistic and cultural strengths and assets. We will be identifying needs and opportunities that support the development of artistic and creative skills and enterprises. Ultimately, we'll be creating a document with recommendations and an action plan timeline for implementation.

We need your help in getting this work done! Can we interview you about your experience of arts and culture on Bowen? Maybe you want to participate in one of our focus groups or subcommittees? For more information, click here to download a summary of our objectives and processes. Or visit our newly launched website at We'd love to hear from you!  You can also email us by clicking here  and let us know how you would like to participate.

BIAC Announces Fall Arts Programming

Classes are filling up! Get creative this fall by taking a class or enrolling in a workshop.  Click here for a list of classes and workshops. Click here to register online.

 Bowen Art & Nature Walk

Come to Bowen and enjoy a self-guided tour of local art in the backdrop of our naturally beautiful island. Begin your walk at the ferry dock as you land in Snug Cove. Follow a route that winds you through parkland, forest, and shoreline, and allows for viewing of impressive mosaics, murals, sculptures and other public art installations. End up at Artisan Square, the home of numerous galleries, studios, boutiques and other shops, including options for a full meal, light snack or delicious drinks. Download a map and further information here.

The Bowen Island Arts Council is a member of the Sea to Sky Arts Councils. 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. We've just launched a Scavenger Hunt -- a fun wayto discover arts and culture throughout the entire region. To play, and win some great prizes, visit the Sea to Sky Arts Councils website by clicking here.

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.

  For more to do on Bowen Island, please visit the Community Calendar on the Tourism Bowen Island website.

The Gallery

Out of the Attic featuring long forgotten attic masterpieces uncovered.
17 Sep 11 Oct
Reception: 17 Sep 7-9:30
Click here for more info.

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