Art events coming up in Burns Lake 

Open mic coffee house; Bev Elliott and Chris Nowland 

Open mic coffee house

The last ‘Open mic coffee house’ of the 2016/17 series will be held on Friday evening, May 5 at the Lakeside Multiplex.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the coffee house starts at 7 p.m. The coffee house provides an evening of live entertainment, featuring a number of local performers. This event has been growing steadily in musicians’ participation and in audience popularity, so think about checking it out.

Performers are admitted free; audience members pay $5. All profits go to the Lakes Animal Friendship Society. For more information, contact Jim Loeb at

Bev Elliott and Chris Nowland

The Burns Lake and District Community Foundation is kicking off its second decade with an evening of live entertainment, starting at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 13 at the Francois Lake Hall.

The featured performers are Vancouver-based artists Bev Elliott and Chris Nowland. The evening will feature a wine and cheese social, and information about projects supported by the Community Foundation in its first decade.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth, and are available at Process 4 circle arts Gallery, Lakes District Printing and Stationery and the Lakes Artisan Centre, or from a Community Foundation board member. For more information phone Bernice Magee at 250-692-7081.

Artist call for entries… on now

The call for entries is out now, for an exhibition of paintings on the theme of ‘My Canada.’

The exhibition is organized by a group of Lakes District artists, and is supported by The Lakes District Arts Council. The show will open the day before Canada Day, Friday, June 30.

Pieces selected by the jury for exhibition will be shown at the Heritage Centre on Hwy. 16 in Burns Lake. For more information, look for ads in the Lakes District News, or email Lorna Hannett at or Gerda Volz at

Deadline for submissions for the ‘My Canada’ exhibition is May 15, 2017.