The Eagle Valley Arts Council was incorporated under the BC Society Act on August 15, 1980.
Our mission is to advance the public's appreciation of the arts through the production of public art exhibitions, presentations, performance arts events and arts festivals, and by providing a forum for qualified artists to exhibit, present, or perform their artistic, cultural and literary works through participation in such events - To advance education and increase the public's understanding and appreciation of the arts by conducting workshops and classes and various topics in the realm of arts, and by conducting a community choir and amateur theater group for members of the community and the general public.
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.