Community Art Exhibitions
Current Community Art Exhibitions
Upper Rotunda Exhibition Space
|Exhibition by Richmond Chinese Artist Club|
|Oct 1 - Oct 20|
Chinese paintings and calligraphy art pieces created by our members using traditional Chinese ink and colours. The exhibition aims at promoting Chinese arts and culture to members of the public. About 20-30 pieces will be displayed.
Pictorial History of the Steveston Fire
During the early 20th Century Steveston was a booming industrial village due to the strength of the fishing industry. The many salmon canneries built there with housing for their workers and many businesses established to serve them, were all wood framed buildings packed close together, heated by wood stoves and lit with coal oil lamps. That, combined with minimal or non-existent fire protection, made the place a tinder box.
Fires were common, but the fire of May 14, 1918 was the worst. It is alleged to have started in the Chinese cookhouse of the Star Cannery. Strong winds caused it to spread quickly. By the time it was extinguished most of the buildings between No. 1 Road and 3rd Avenue and south of Moncton St. had been destroyed, including three canneries, three hotels and numerous businesses.
Approximately 600 Japanese, Chinese and First Nations workers and their families were made homeless. Total damages amounted to $500,000.
This exhibit has been made possible with the support of the friends of the Richmond Archives and the City of Richmond Archives.
|After the Steveston Fire, 1918. City of Richmond Archives photograph #1977 11 2.|
The Cultural Centre provides opportunities for Artists to share their work with the community in the Upper Rotunda and the Minoru Hallway. Though submissions can be received throughout the year, a general call goes out each summer. Currently, the spaces are booked until December 2018; however, in the event of a cancellation, new submissions may be considered for this period. Call to Artists 2018 to 2019 Community Art Exhibitions Submission Form For information regarding other exhibition locations within Richmond, please visit Artists' Opportunities
Camyar Chaichian, Arts Coordinator