COVID-19 Response

Safety Plan

Gallery to re-open on August 4, 2020

Update August 22, 2020

What we are doing

Today is what would have been the last day of our annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival. Although we have organized a few events as part of this festival, one of which is still to come on August 28th, the pandemic has made the festival look a lot different this year. A big ‘Thank You’ to all our sponsors who stuck with us.
With the world in its current liminal state, no one really knows what next month will look like, let alone next year. One thing is certain, though, we will keep doing our very best to find (new) ways to provide the people in Kimberley and area with opportunities to participate in and enjoy arts and cultural activities. Here’s to resilience and creativity, and a better, fuller, funner Kaleidoscope Art Festival 2021!

I would also like to thank our gallery volunteers for all their help. Since we opened the gallery at the beginning of the month, we’ve had volunteers at the door greeting visitors, explaining our COVID-19 safety measures, and sanitizing high-touch surfaces. This allows me to focus on everything else on my to do list, like keeping up with social media, updating our website, preparing for the next exhibition, handling phone calls and emails to name just a few.

Please keep checking our website and/or finding us on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know about what’s going on and coming up.

Thank you for your patience, compassion and support!

Update August 8, 2020

What we are doing

Yay! The gallery is open. We’ve had 56 people visiting the gallery since we opened last Tuesday. Masks are mandatory at Centre 64 and everybody has been very respectful of our COVID-19 safety measures. Together we’ve got this!

The Kaleidoscope 2020 Open Adjudicated Exhibition is up in the gallery and it looks great. This year’s exhibiton is small but sweet and part of the exhibition is also available online. Visitors can vote for the People’s Choice Award ($150 prize) both in person in the gallery and online. We usually only get one vote each, but with the added online voting system you actually vote twice.

We are figuring out a lot of new things at Centre 64 these days; it’s quite the learning curve. Finding a good online voting system and figuring out how to set it up and make it work for us has caused me some headaches, so please do me a favour and vote :-)!

Please keep checking our website and/or finding us on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know about what’s going on and coming up.

Thank you for your patience, compassion and support!

Update July 25, 2020

What we are doing

Can you believe it’s July 25th already?

To me, it feels like summer is just getting started. The summer heat has changed my daily priorities somewhat; early morning exercise and Huckleberry picking, kayaking on the lake, and camping are on my mind right now. I’m very grateful to be able to say that even during this pandemic, life in the Koots is pretty darn good!

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are all about work; working from home in the mornings and spending time at the office in the afternoon. We’re working on some changes in the office at Centre 64 to make things safer for visitors and staff. My office is being rearranged as part of those changes and is currently missing a window. We’ll have a fancy new window with a pass through slot when we open the gallery in August.

Art pieces for our next gallery exhibition are starting to arrive at Centre 64 and it’s very exciting. I’m looking forward to welcoming visitors in the gallery again soon.

Please keep checking our website and/or finding us on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know about what’s going on and coming up.

Thank you for your patience, compassion and support!

Update June 27, 2020

What we are doing

Although Centre 64 is still closed, last month has been pretty busy. Amongst many other things, we’ve been working on a plan to assure a safe return to partial operations; you may have noticed that we’ve been working on our online presence, mostly on Facebook for now; and we’ve also been organizing online events.

Our first online Da-VIN-Ci Paint Night with Lori Joe via Zoom was a success!

It’s safe to say we’ve been forced into taking things online, but it is actually a good thing. Who knows, we might keep supplementing our regular events with online events when we get out of the up-side-down and go back to some form of normal.

Please keep checking our website and/or finding us on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know about what’s going on and coming up.

Thank you for your patience, compassion and support!

Although Centre 64 is still closed, last month has been pretty busy. Amongst many other things, we’ve been working on a plan to assure a safe return to partial operations; you may have noticed that we’ve been working on our online presence, mostly on Facebook for now; and we’ve also been organizing online events.

Our first online Da-VIN-Ci Paint Night with Lori Joe via Zoom was a success!

It’s safe to say we’ve been forced into taking things online, but it is actually a good thing. Who knows, we might keep supplementing our regular events with online events when we get out of the up-side-down and go back to some form of normal.

Please keep checking our website and/or finding us on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know about what’s going on and coming up.

Thank you for your patience, compassion and support!

Update June 2, 2020

What we are doing

The show must go on
So, back to work it is

Today is the first day back at my job as administrative assistant since being laid off due to COVID-19. Although I wholeheartedly enjoyed my forced time off, it feels so good to be back!

We are currently working on a plan to assure a safe return to partial operations, but there is lots of other work to do as well for both our administrator and myself. We are focusing on staying in touch with our artistically inspired community and finding new ways to provide opportunities for Kimberley area citizens to participate in and enjoy creative arts and cultural activities.

Please keep checking our website: kimberleyarts.com and/or finding us here and on Instagram to stay in the know about what’s coming up.

We encourage you to also take a look at CultureOnline.ca, British Columbia’s online directory of province’s rich arts, culture, museum, and heritage sector.
“Whether you’re a parent looking for a way to spark home learning, an educator wanting access to new online resources, or someone who just loves arts, culture, and heritage, you’ll find a world of culture on CultureOnline.ca.”

Show your support for BC’s culture sector – use the hashtag #culturedoesntstop

Thank you for your patience, compassion and support!

Update April 2, 2020

What we are doing

Even though Centre 64 is closed and all upcoming events have been cancelled until May 30, 2020, Christine and Irma are still working behind the scenes. This is a good time for them to get those jobs done that they don’t have time for when it’s “business as usual” at Centre 64. Christine and Irma are working from home as much as they can. Christine will be in the office as needed on Wednesdays and Fridays. Irma will be in the office as needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Don’t hesitate to send Christine and Irma an email ([email protected]) with your questions or ideas!

Stay calm, cautious, and hopeful. Stay home if you are sick, and be kind to one another.

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250-427-4919
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Centre 64 Closed

Centre 64 is closed until further notice

In light of the announcement of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry that British Columbia has declared a state of emergency to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 cases and the guidance provided by public officials to safeguard the health and safety of our community, we have made the decision to close Centre 64, beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Due to staffing limits during Centre 64’s closure, we will be unable to check voicemails regularly. Please contact us via email at [email protected] with any questions, concerns, or requests.

We are monitoring the evolving situation closely and will announce any further program or operational changes through our regular channels, including our website and social media.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we work together to help our community stay safe and healthy.

What You Can Do
For the safety of everyone in our community we ask that you:

Wash your hands. Do so often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If opportunity for hand washing is not available, use hand sanitizers. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Hold a tissue over your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Throw that tissue away and, again, wash your hands. No handshakes or hugs, please. A wave is acceptable for greeting others.

We encourage you to stay informed and to follow the guidance provided by public health officials.

Above all: stay calm, cautious, and hopeful. Stay home if you are sick, and be kind to one another.

kimberleyarts.com
[email protected]
250-427-4919

Events cancelled

All upcoming events until May 30, 2020 have been cancelled

As of March 17, 2020, the City of Kimberley prohibits the gathering of over 50 people in and municipally-owned building as per section 42 of the Public Health Act.

We are not to host any events at Centre 64 that expect over 50 people in attendance.  This Order is in place until May 30, 2020.

If you have a ticket for an event which has been cancelled, please consider donating your ticket to Kimberley Arts at Centre 64 during this difficult time. We are also happy to offer a refund on request. Due to staffing limits during Centre 64’s closure, we will be unable to check voicemails regularly. Please contact us via email at [email protected] with any questions, concerns, or requests.

We are monitoring the evolving situation closely and will announce any further program or operational changes through our regular channels, including our website and social media.

Thank you for your understanding and support as we work together to help our community stay safe and healthy.

What You Can Do
For the safety of everyone in our community we ask that you:

Wash your hands. Do so often. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If opportunity for hand washing is not available, use hand sanitizers. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Cover your coughs and sneezes. Hold a tissue over your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Throw that tissue away and, again, wash your hands. No handshakes or hugs, please. A wave is acceptable for greeting others.

We encourage you to stay informed and to follow the guidance provided by public health officials.

Above all: stay calm, cautious, and hopeful. Stay home if you are sick, and be kind to one another.

kimberleyarts.com
[email protected]
250-427-4919