To inspire community, artists and artisans to engage in meaningful participation thru the showcasing & education of the visual, studio, and performing arts.
In the summer of 2006 local Boundary Country artists and artisans from the Christina Lake and
Kettle River Valley area formed a society to represent & facilitate the growth and development of the
regions artistic community. Although the area had an abundance of artists in an impressive range
of mediums, there was no central place to come together and share their expertise and showcase their
ground breaking at the site
The Christian Lake Arts & Artisan’s Society was formed to bring a voice to the arts and cultural
activities in the region. The Society is now a registered Charity whose purpose is to increase the
public’s understanding and appreciation of performing and visual arts through art displays, performances, and the operation of an arts centre. CLAAS also provides instructional seminars and workshops on topics related to the performing and visual arts.
the cultural pole: story pole
Grand Forks teacher Bob Grieves worked with us to bring in
Internationally known coastal carvers, to work with students and residents to
design and carve two authentic story poles. Each pole is composed of animal images that
have special symbolic meaning in the region.
the floor mural
The giant 3D floor mural was the first of its kind to be designed and installed by Tyler Toews and
Stephen Skolka of Canadian Murals. It is a collage of the treasures of Christina Lake, from a historic, (the photos of Christina McDonald, the RR trestle) and scenic natural beauty perspective.