RCAC Events & Announcements
Happy New Year Friends!

We are half way through our fiscal year and are ramping up for the rest of our Performance Series as well as getting excited about the entries coming in for The Art of Adornment!

Our new membership system is up and running on our website and you can renew or subscribe today!

Performance Series

2020 starts with a bang with Andrea Superstein on Saturday, January 11!

Super, as she is affectionately known, is an award winning vocalist, composer and arranger with lots of heart. She has a unique approach to songwriting and it comes out in her work. Her  performances showcase powerful vocals that exemplify both the gentle and the strong, the light and the dark. They lithely navigate the colours of the emotional spectrum from despair to joy, deep blues to pop confection, often in the same song. 

On stage is perhaps where Superstein shines the brightest. She commands every room she plays, conducting an unforgettable musical experience with a combination of humour, charm, razor-sharp wit, and a sincere connection with her audience. A truly interactive experience.

Visual Arts

Submission for entry is due January 17, 2020 
Joe Hill Coffee House on January 19!

Everyone is welcome! The bar is closed but treats and drinks are available for purchase.

Admission is $3 – kept affordable by an all-volunteer crew, and the generosity of the Rossland Legion.
Doors open at 6:30 PM; the show starts at 7:00.  
We hope to see you there!
Joe Hill Coffee House is heading into its 12th season as a great place for performers young and old, polished or learning, to play for the best audience in the Kootenays.  If you have hankering for a chance to practice your chops in a laid-back venue, we would love to have you come and perform.  (No audition; everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame, just sign up.) 

You can cheer us up by calling Les Carter at 250-362-5677, or  Thanks! 
(You can also call Les for more information about Joe Hill Coffee House – venue, dates and times, how it all works, the Joe Hill story, and more.)
In the Community:

Call for Muralists and Walls: Nelson International Mural Festival

The Nelson and District Arts Council (NDAC) is excited to announce that artist and building owner applications for the Nelson International Mural Festival are live. 

NDAC is thrilled to be presenting the third annual mural festival in collaboration with the City of Nelson. Through the festival, NDAC is increasing the cultural vibrancy of Nelson by engaging local, national and international street artists, muralists, performance artists, creators and arts lovers through the creation of up to 10 large scale public artworks, two days of live music, dance and theatre and educational opportunities. NDAC desires to shine a light on local cultures and histories, encouraging collaboration and community building. The festival is an inclusive event intended for all cultures, genders, ages and abilities. Artist and Building Owner applications are currently available on our website and close on Wednesday, January 15th at 5pm.

For more information on the event and application forms, check out Any questions can be directed to Executive Director Sydney Black at

Enjoy the Fringe Fest up-close and personal atmosphere of The Griff as Trail & District Arts Council presents Travis Bernhardt's improv comedy Unscriptured as part of the E2: Experiments in Entertainment series on Friday, January 17 at 7:30 pm.

With Unscriptured, winner of Pick of the Fringe at the 2018 Vancouver Fringe Festival, Travis and James Jordan explore collective spirituality with a spontaneously created church service improvised on the spot. With prompts from the audience, Bernhardt skillfully creates hilarious hymns, prayers and scripture, full of congeniality and hopefulness, that offer insights into the human condition. An incredibly clever twist on the improv tradition.
The day before the show, on January 16 from 6-9 pm, Travis will be running Improvisation and the Clown, a workshop to teach aspiring performers to pump up their stage presence and expand their imagination and physical range. Using techniques from the world of clown and bouffon, Travis will help attendees instantly connect the audience and their scene partners without even saying a word.
Both show and workshop are in The Griff at The Bailey. Tickets for the show are $22 in advance or $24 at the door. The Improv workshop is $20 and is suitable for adults and youth ages 15+. Tickets for both are available at the Box Office at 1501 Cedar Avenue in Trail, by phone at 250-368-9669, or online at
Grants & Workshops

Public Art Grants now open!

Public Art Grants support the acquisition and installation of permanent art by Basin artists in public spaces in communities. If you have a project that will expand the impact of arts and culture in your community by installing a permanent art piece in a public space, this program may be able to help.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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