The Old Schoolhouse Gallery saw more engagement than ever before this past year, and there are still plans for educational workshops in October.

Chairperson Kristen Scholfield-Sweet reported at the AGM on Sept. 17 that the gallery saw 1,380 visitors this year, up from 670 in 2022. They also managed to feature 15 artists across seven shows and an additional 21 artists for the members show.

“At every level, in terms of proposals and member contributions, and just coming out and enjoying art. It was just a great year,” Scholfield-Sweet said.

But the year is not over yet, thanks to Grant-in Aid funding from the Strathcona Regional District, there will be more art curriculum offered to the public this October in the Old Schoolhouse building. 

Before the gallery became an official society last year, the building sat vacant for about eight months a year. Heating is still an issue in the building, so there is consideration to offer more art classes through this winter at another location.

To hear more about the growth of the Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery, listen to the CKTZ News Update below: