Press Release: An Artful Event!

Press Release: An Artful Event!

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September 11th,2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ROSSLAND, BC – Brighten your life with some local art while contributing to a great community project.

The Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre has embarked on a six-phase renewal project and will soon be ready to roll on Phase I, renovation of the entrance gallery!

Thanks to the generous contributions from many agencies, including Teck Metals Ltd., Columbia Basin Trust, Western Economic Diversification Canada, and the Resort Municipality Initiative as well as local fundraisers and donations, funding for this phase is almost complete with approximately $355,000 secured to date.

Towards this goal, the museum is holding a silent art auction featuring the donated works of many local artists, including Jenny Baillie, Danielle Valade, Andy Holmes, Martine Bedard, Karen Thatcher, Louise Drescher, Dale Matthews, Stephanie Gauvin, and many more!

Opening Reception:

Everyone is welcome to sip wine and nibble cheese while perusing the works of art and chatting with the artists at the Rossland Art Gallery, 2004 Columbia Avenue in Rossland on October 15th from 7-9pm.

Their art will be on display and available for bidding through October and November at Rossland’s Nelson & District Credit Union, 2071 Columbia Avenue, Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to drop by and peruse the pieces, or view them online at www.rosslandmuseum.ca/2015art-auction

Bids will be taken onsite or via email to info@rosslandmuseum.ca.

About the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre: The Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre (RMDC) aims to preserve and dynamically present the heritage of Rossland and area. We are the visitor gateway to the Kootenays and the Columbia Basin, and we inspire and engage the public through virtual and real life displays that bring our history to life. We are situated at the junction of Hwy 22 and Hwy 3B.

Contact:

Joelle Hodgins, Museum Director

Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre

PO Box 26, 1100 Hwy 3B, Rossland, BC

Phone: (250) 362-7722

Email: info@rosslandmuseum.ca

www.rosslandmuseum.ca

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