About Us

The Eagle Valley Arts Council was incorporated under the BC Society Act on August 15, 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 promotes and sanctions artistic ventures  across all disciplines and all age groups.

The Arts Council consists of Individual Members, Member Groups and Corporate Groups.  


The formation of the Eagle Valley Arts Council (EVAC) was originally headed up by the Brush and Palette Club president, Betty Tehonchuk . In the 1980s, Betty gathered five groups under Eagle Valley Arts Council's (EVAC) umbrella: brush & palette Club, a local craft group, drama, dance, music and photography. The founding executive comprised of: President, Jean Gore; Secretary, Joyce Balestra; and Treasurer, Denysse Widdifield.


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


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