Ladysmith Public Arts strategy hosting three workshops this month

The Public Arts Strategy is underway and we’ve been approaching local artists, arts and culture organizations, schools, and community members with current or previous involvement in creative projects and programming in Ladysmith, district and Stz’uminus First Nation.

This is a grass roots initiative developed with and for the community to wrap up by December 2018.

“This is your public arts strategy, we need your help”, says Ladysmith Arts Council President Kathy Holmes. There are a number of ways to get involved.”

Upcoming events:

Presentation: Public Arts 101 – how do we define public arts?

Learn about the various forms of public art, see what other cities are doing,

– Keynote speaker – Lacey McRae Williams, BA, MPl principal of Thoughtful Place Design

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery

Presentation: Public Arts potential – Back Alleys and Forgotten Corners

In what ways can the arts be used as a tool for safe, healthy and vibrant communities?

How can public arts help us pay attention to our immediate environment?

Thursday, October 18, 2018


Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery

Keynote speaker – Lacey McRae Williams, BA, MPl principal of Thoughtful Place Design

Lunch break walk: Local opportunities – Back Alleys and Forgotten Corners

Thinking about our most urban spaces – are these spaces we stay away from? If so, why?

Are we drawn to these spaces? Again, why or why not?

As we walk together we will explore local opportunities for art to revive forgotten spaces in Ladysmith

Friday, October 19, 2018


Meet at Town Hall parking lot next to Antique Addict

Other ways to get involved:

Keep an eye out for postcards sprinkled in local businesses around the community – write your ideas down and mail to us, postage prepaid!

Connect on Facebook – using the hashtag #weARTladysmith.

Sign up for our newsletter!

Email us –

OR come by the Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery at 610 Oyster Bay Drive in the old machine shop building

Also check the Chronicle weekly for upcoming events and workshops!

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