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Chilliwack Museum & Archives Calls for Submissions for Creative in Quarantine Community Project

Posted on: August 18th, 2020 by Shawna

Chilliwack, BC – The Chilliwack Museum & Archives is seeking creative pieces to display in the upcoming “Creative in Quarantine” Exhibition. The exhibition will be hosted from September 25, 2020 to December 23, 2020 and will feature imaginative works that the community of Chilliwack created at home during the COVID-19 economic shutdown.

The Exhibition will open on September 25, 2020 to coincide with Culture Days, a national celebration of arts, culture, and heritage. This year’s Culture Days theme, Unexpected Intersections, is meant to encourage creative and outside-the-box thinking to reveal new avenues of discovery, learning, and expression.

“During the pandemic, creativity has been flourishing at home; often as a method of expressing how we feel in these unprecedented times” says Sarah Belley, Education and Engagement Coordinator, “our goal is to bring multiple demographics of our community together to highlight the talent and experiences of Chilliwack”.

There are minimal specifications on what can be submitted and there is no age requirement! There is no limit to how many pieces can be submitted, however, the number of pieces displayed will be dependent on total submission and display space. Submissions may be of any medium including, but not limited to: crochet, textiles, polymer clay, ceramics, felting, paint, drawing etc. Wall mounted submissions must be submitted in a frame with a hanging mechanism.

Submissions are being accepted at the Chilliwack Museum from September 8 to September 18, 2020 and must be accompanied by a Submission Form, which can be picked up at the Museum or printed ahead of time from chilliwackmuseum.ca.

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Media Contact:

Sarah Belley
Education & Engagement Coordinator
Chilliwack Museum & Archives
P: 604-795-5210 ext. 103
E: [email protected]