Walk around DC: episode #3, the DC Art Gallery

Each week throughout the summer we’ll feature a Mile Zero milestone for locals to rediscover and tourists to check out for the very first time!

In 2014, the Dawson Creek Art Gallery was recognized as the northern winner of the Architecture Foundation of BC’s best building contest.

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This building is utterly unique in concept, design and its cultural value in presenting visual arts in BC. In 1982 the community recognized the value of preserving one of the iconic symbols of Dawson Creek’s agricultural heritage: the prairie grain elevator. 

Local architect Jim Rose designed the ramp system that shapes the exhibition space and interior court.

The South Peace Art Society operates the Dawson Creek Art Gallery as an inclusive, creative, cultural centre for all members of the community and the BC Peace Region on behalf of the City of Dawson Creek.

The Galley is a public gallery dedicated to the presentation, interpretation and advancement of the Visual Arts and Crafts. The Gallery features local, regional and touring exhibitions year round.

The Dawson Creek Art Gallery is a public gallery dedicated to the presentation, interpretation and advancement of the Visual Arts.

Managed by the South Peace Art Society, a dedicated group of volunteers, the Dawson Creek Art Gallery was the first gallery in northern BC and has many accomplishments to its credit.

The Art Gallery features both local artists and touring shows on a year round basis.

About the Building

The Dawson Creek Art Gallery is housed in a renovated annex of a prairie elevator, situated in a municipal park (NAR Park) in the center of Dawson Creek. The Art Gallery was moved into the elevator in 1983 and in 1984 won the Heritage of Canada Foundation Award of Merit. The gallery is owned by the City of Dawson Creek and is operated by the South Peace Art Society. The Art Society has a membership of over 100 practicing artists in Dawson Creek and surrounding area.

The Gallery uses a ramp system along the walls of the annex which accommodates 200 linear feet of hanging space. The main elevator facility attached to the annex is accessed through outside doors and is open for self-guided tours during the summer and upon request. This part of the complex has information panels and didactic material relating to the operation of a prairie grain elevator.

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