The Eagle Valley Brush & Palette Club meets every Friday 10 am to 2pm at the Red Barn.  We offer instruction or 'playtime' as Miss Betty calls it.  You can join the group ($50/yr includes the required Eagle Valley Arts Council membership) or try us out by dropping in ($5 per drop in) when you are able. Due to current covid rules and restrictions we have to limit our numbers inside the Red Barn as the tables are placed for social distancing. This means members will take priority over drop-in painters as long as we are still under these distancing rules. Thank you for your understanding (Drop-ins are limited to  2x per year and then you will be given a $6 credit towards a yearly membership  should you continue to join us on Fridays). For more info contact:

Connie Pike at

or Diana Blake at

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The Brush & Palette Group will be helping to bend the curve  -  the red barn will be closed from March 30, 2021 through to April 19, 2021. Please stay tuned for further updates. Stay safe, stay healthy! Please read President Connie's letter below. Online activities continue.

Message from our President,  Connie

Greetings Artists!

Sadly, EVAC has advised that the Art Barn is shut down again! Under the COVID circuit breaker, we will be down until April 19 or until further notice. We will bump our workshops forward when we start up again.

We will still proceed with the picture exchange at Parkland Mall on Friday April 2, between 9 and 10 am. Carol and Norman will be there to greet you as usual. Masks still required.

Reminder to send in your contribution to the Advertising Poster by April 23rd. Early is better!

Wishing all our April Birthday People a happy one with a virtual cake!!: Carol Southgate, Susan Miller and Terry Sinton HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Happy creating and keep painting on Fridays!! It's your day!

Connie Pike

Mountain Range



Friday, March 26 - Do your own thing (DYOT)

Those who are interested are invited to bring their ideas and participate in designing advertising for our Art Show. It has been decided we go ahead with plans for the Annual Art Show and we can make the traffic through work with our strategic planning.

It is also time to change the theme of our display inside the Red Barn to "Spring". Please bring along a new "Spring-y" painting for the wall and plan on taking home anything that is up now. Thank you!

Friday, April 23 - Sally Handley will be sharing her knowledge re: cruciform shapes

Friday, April 30 - DYOT

Friday, May 7 - Connie Pike will be instructing acrylic with texture

Friday, May 14 - DYOT

Friday, May 21 - Karen Oliver will be working her magic with sketching

Friday, May 28 - DYOT

See you Friday at the Red Barn, remember to bring your lunch and a drink! (Or, the food truck food was really good too!) And. if you finished off your piece from last week bring it along, so we can all take a peek!

Diana Blake

Reminder to share your story ... "How I got started in Painting

or something remembering your time at the Red Barn Arts Centre "

Mission Statement
To encourage and coordinate arts and culture in our community and outlying areas by developing and maintaining programs, services and facilities.
Eagle Valley Arts Council sanctions and promotes artistic ventures across all disciplines and age groups.

Eagle Valley Arts Council sincerely thanks all  funding partners and all volunteers who provide support and  service in the operations, maintenance and preservation of the Red Barn Arts Centre, Sicamous, BC

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