FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Cultural Centre will once again be hosting Bright Nights in June, a celebration of the arts that will be celebrating its fourth year in 2018, from June 7th to 9th.

This year the Cultural Centre is planning a number of exciting events planned including Art Stars, a roundtable discussion regarding working in the Arts, the Gala evening with a theatre performance, The Legend of George Jones featuring Duane Steele, and a chance to see and experience a number of different art forms at the Art Market and Big Print Day.

The Bright Nights Art Stars begins this year’s celebration on June 7th with a celebration of arts in the community by highlighting professional performers. Attendees will hear about the journeys of people from Fort St. John who have careers in the creative arts with a roundtable discussion with the Arts Stars.

The Bright Nights Gala, a celebration of arts in the community with a classic country theme, will take place Friday, June 8th. The event will feature an appetizer & cocktail hour, and the opening of Peace Gallery North’s June art exhibit “Moss & Other Interpretations” at 6:30. The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. Performance by “The Legend of George Jones” featuring Duane Steele and special guest Tom Cole.

The festivities wrap up on Saturday, June 9th with an Art Market and the Big Print Day, which takes place from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Organizers will create a series of large-scale relief prints using a steamroller. The art market will include the Printmakers, Flying Colours, Quilters Guild, Spinners and Weavers, and the Potters Guild.

Fort St. John celebrated the opening of the North Peace Cultural Centre with its first show, “Bright Nights in June”, a showcase of all of the artists excited to have a venue of their own back in 1992. Admission is a minimum $5 donation on Friday, tickets for the Gala are $45, while Saturday’s events are free to attend. For more information and updates, check our website,, Facebook, or call 250-785-1992.