Artists take over Terrace

THE INAUGURAL Terrace Summer Arts Festival was out in full dress last week

ARTIST JENNY Ayotte puts the finishing touches on the fire hydrant she painted to look like a peacock at Lakelse and Kalem. Fifteen Terrace artists are in the process of repainting all of the hydrants. Ayotte was also one of the artists who participated in the painting in the park art auction held on July 4 as part of the Terrace Summer Arts Festival.

THE INAUGURAL Terrace Summer Arts Festival was out in full dress last week, with an opening gala at the art gallery on Friday, concerts in the park, daily workshops and a day-long event hosted by Skeena Diversity at George Little Park that saw local artists painting huge pieces of art that were later auctioned off to the highest bidder on Wednesday.

The Boardwalk event was in part organized by local artist Matthew Daratha who brought together the same group of 13 artists who were involved in the last group show at Skeena Mall.

Daratha, along with Lynne Christiansen, was also involved in painting bear paws on Terrace sidewalks to help guide the new Bear Paw art walk. The walk  had its trial run last Thursday and will happen again during Riverboat Days.

The Art Walk starts at George Little House, travels down Kalum then Lakelse towards city hall and then loops back to George Little House using Lazelle, making stops to view local art displayed along the way.

Maps of the art walk, which combines local history with places that show art in Terrace, will  eventually be displayed in businesses, hotels, and tourism centres.

Painting the bear paws took a tin of blue spray paint for every block, said Yvonne Moen, who led the walk. The Terrace District Arts Council and local businesses donated the funding for the paint.

The bear paws are blue because that is Terrace’s city colour.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A nurse prepares a flu shot. The public vaccine for the 2020-2021 flu season is now in pharmacies in Terrace. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Private flu vaccines scarce at Terrace pharmacies

Public flu vaccines still available for those with greatest need

“We have to make a call out to address this now so our people don’t have to feel fearful,” said Tribal Chief Mina Holmes. (Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Facebook photo)
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council seeks Indigenous-led task force in northern B.C. hospitals

Request made in an open letter to federal minister Carolyn Bennett

Ellis Ross (left), BC Liberal party, celebrated with his wife, Tracey after being named the preliminary winner of the 2020 snap provincial election.
Ross presumptive Skeena winner in snap B.C. election

Election outcome will not be official until mail-in ballots are counted

Voting has officially closed throughout B.C. for the 2020 snap provincial election. (Clare Rayment)
Map of Skeena polling stations

Watch the updates on the map below as polling stations are counted throughout Skeena riding

NDP headquarters on election night, Oct. 24, 2020. (Katya Slepian/Black Press Media)
ELECTION 2020: Live blog from B.C. party headquarters

BC NDP projected to win majority government – but celebrations will look different this election

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry arrives for briefing on the COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2020 (B.C. government)
B.C. records 217 more COVID-19 cases, mask use urged

Infection spike continues, 21 senior facilities affected

A raccoon paid a visit to a Toronto Tim Hortons on Oct. 22, 2020. (shecallsmedrew/Twitter)
Who are you calling a trash panda? Raccoon takes a shift at Toronto Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons said animal control was called as soon they saw the surprise visitor

The duffel bags were found to contain 84 pounds of cocaine, valued at approximately $1.2 million and 198 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at approximately $960,000. Photo courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
2 men accused of fleeing border agents near U.S.-B.C. border with $2M in drugs

Cocaine and methamphetamine seized by U.S. law enforcement in remote Idaho area near Canadian border

Pixabay photo
‘Horrific’ abuse of volunteers, staff by parents must stop: Chilliwack soccer club

Parents have become abusive after being told COVID-19 rules, email says

FILE – The Queen of Alberni ferry leaves the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in Delta bound for Vancouver Island, Sunday, July 29, 2007. (CP PHOTO/Richard Lam) CANADA
Mechanical failure leaves nearly 200 passengers stranded on BC Ferries ship for hours

A tug arrived after dark to safely nudge the vessel into a berth so travellers could finally disembark

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Ridge Meadows RCMP (Black Press)
Maple Ridge X-ray tech convicted of sexual assault dating back 30 years

Allen James Brooks is expected to be sentenced in January 2021

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson leaves the stage after announcing he is stepping down as party leader, during a news conference in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, October 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Too rural, not enough diversity, soul searching needed, say BC Liberals

Elections BC says there are about 600,000 mail-in and absentee ballots across the province still to count

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to provide an update on the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Canada has reached a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, surpassing 10,000 novel coronavirus deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta COVID deaths pushes Canada past milestone of 10,000 deaths

Canada crossed the threshold of 5,000 deaths on May 12, a little over two months after the first was reported

Most Read