DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek Art Gallery celebrated the opening of The Young Creatives on May 6th, this year’s youth art exhibition. 

Mile Zero residents enjoyed an evening of culture and live music. The gallery was decorated with artworks created by youth from South Peace Secondary, Chetwynd Secondary, Chetwynd Community Arts Council, DC Art Gallery Youth Program, and the Hive Creative Collective.

Jianna Neufeld, art gallery youth educator, says it’s all about celebrating the kid’s creativity, with many being frequent faces at the gallery. 

“We’ve got artists who represent every grade, all the in the same room – from preschool up to Grade 7. There’s artists from Crescent Park Elementary, Tremblay, Frank Ross, McLeod Elementary, and even some home learners,” she said. “People who were born in Dawson Creek, people who born out of the country, and speak different languages, they’re all in the room working together on these projects.”

Several musical acts were part of the celebration, including the Tantrums, a teenage Fort St. John rock duo, Parkland Rockers, a SD 59 after school band, and Lavender City, a Dawson Creek based teen punk band, in addition to Metis youth dancers.

Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News

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