Leah Selk

Community arts council sets up new office

The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake (CACWL) has set up a brand new central office in the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake (CACWL) has set up a brand new central office, next door to the existing Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (CCACS) offices in the basement of the Central Cariboo Arts Centre in the old fire hall.

The directors and staff of the CCACS said they are excited to welcome the CACWL to the arts centre, and hope that the move will help clarify the roles of both organizations in the community.

It is also hoped  the move will allow the two councils to work more smoothly in collaboration to bring a vibrant arts and culture experience to the Central Cariboo.

The public is encouraged to stop in and say hi to CACWL’s administrative assistant Venta Rutkauskas in her new digs. She is there Monday afternoons, between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.

The CACWL joins the list of arts centre tenants, including the Williams Lake Spinners, Weavers, and Fibre Artists’ Guild, the Cariboo Potters’ Guild, and the Cariboo Art Society.

Community Arts Council of Williams Lake

The Community Arts Council of Williams Lake is an arts and culture “producing” organization that began in 1969. CACWL is a registered non-profit society with charitable status, and a growing membership of arts and culture groups. Member groups receive benefits like seed funding for approved arts and culture projects, assistance publicizing events, and access to arts and culture learning resources. The Community Arts Council routinely produces programming for a wide array of local and visiting artists and arts groups.

Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society

CCACS is a service organization formed in 2010 with BC registered non-profit society status. CCACS administers arts and culture grants and fee-for-service agreements to local arts groups on behalf of the city of Williams Lake and the Cariboo Regional District, and offers assistance and resources for arts related projects. CCACS operates the Central Cariboo Arts Centre, maintains an up-to-date calendar of arts and culture events in the Central Cariboo, and manages the Performances in the Park concert series.

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