Emma Tapley Open Studio

posted Jan 27, 2019, 1:48 PM by T Brett   [ updated Jan 27, 2019, 1:49 PM ]

Open studio with painter Emma Tapley, Sointula Art Shed artist in residence.  Tuesday, January 29th 3:00 - 5:00pm.  Art Shed studio at 260 2nd Street.

Weekend Writing Workshop for Youth December 2018

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:56 PM by T Brett   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 12:56 PM ]

Ellen's writing workshops for adults are underway, and going great! In addition to them, and her upcoming concert on the 30th, Ellen is also offering a writing workshop specifically for youth and teens over the weekend of December 1st and 2nd. Please check out all the details attached, and get in touch with Ellen at ellen@ellenadams.net if you or a youth you know would like to attend!

Ellen Adams in concert November 30, 2018

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:52 PM by T Brett   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 12:52 PM ]

Please join us for an evening of beautiful music with singer/songwriter Ellen Adams!

Doors: 7pm, concert starts at 7:30
Cost: $10, pay at the door

Ellen’s concert will be a 1 hour long solo acoustic set, and she’ll be playing her own music, which is a folk/country style. She has played folk festivals on both coasts as well as overseas. While in Sointula, she’s working on new songs and recording for her next album.

Everyone is welcome, and we'll put out some treats and refreshments as well. This is sure to be a very lovely evening!

You can check out some of Ellen's music here:




Weekly Writing Workshop with Ellen Adams, November 2018

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:47 PM by T Brett   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 12:47 PM ]

UPDATE!! We had to change the venue due to the number of people attending, so this workshop will now happen in the Lower Kitchen of the FO Hall on Tuesdays from 7-8:30, starting this Tuesday, the 13th. Also, as this venue costs more to rent, we are asking those who can to pay $10/workshop (originally $7/workshop). If that is a concern for anyone, don't worry, you can pay the original price, we can make this work for everyone. Thank you!

Also, about this workshop, if you are interested but know you won't be able to attend every one of the four evenings, that's okay with Ellen, just let her know!

More info about Ellen here: http://ellenadams.net/index.html

Window Gallery November 2018: Alexandra Morton

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:41 PM by T Brett   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 12:42 PM ]

We are so thrilled that Alexandra Morton is showing some of her fish prints in our Window Gallery this month! We have a lot of respect for the work Alex does for this coast, and the fact that proceeds from the sale of these prints goes to supporting her work makes them even more special. Please stop by to see them in person if you can, and also see her Etsy store - https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/RainCoastFishes - where you can see and purchase more of these beauties. Hint: Christmas is coming!

Halloween night pop-up photo booth

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:35 PM by T Brett   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 12:36 PM ]

Calling all Trick-or-Treaters! Halloween night there will be a pop-up photo booth in our shed where you can have your photo taken by artist-in-residence Michael Barker!! Oct 31, 4pm-7:30pm, in the shed at 260 2nd Street, and it's free! Looking forward to seeing everyone's amazing costumes!!

Michael Barker Sointula Portrait Project

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:31 PM by T Brett   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 12:32 PM ]

Some of you may recall Michael Barker, who was here last year working on a Sointula Portrait Project that included this gem, truly capturing the spirit of the ever effervescent Steph Rockman. Michael is back in Sointula for the month of October, and will be continuing this project (amongst other things) while here. So if you are interested in getting involved and having your photo taken, please let us know, or send Michael a message on Instagram or Facebook. And don’t worry, you don’t *have* to stand on your head when posing for @michael_barker_photo - though you’re certainly welcome to if you wish! 

Ricky's Shed, September 2018

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:26 PM by T Brett   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 12:28 PM ]

Five years ago, in September of 2013, we welcomed our first artist in residence - Rafael Perez from NYC - to Sointula. To celebrate our five year residency anniversary, we've put up a show called Ricky's Shed in our Window Gallery, with photos from 41 of the 60+ artists we've hosted over the past five years.

Ricky's Shed is a part of our view we have come to treasure, and since our first artist in residence, we've noticed that many of the artists who stay with us appreciate it also. Sometimes it inadvertently ends up in their photos of sunsets, and other times it is photographed intentionally as a unique and interesting part of this particular landscape, and our view.

Please stop by to see this show sometime this month - and if any locals have further information or even photographs they would like to share, we would be very happy to organize another iteration of this show featuring more local knowledge, so please get in touch.

With thanks to Sue Ness for information she provided on the history of the former White Hall, then a butcher shop, and now Ricky's Shed, and with big thanks to Ricky for always being such a good sport

Finnish Film Festival

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:22 PM by T Brett   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 12:22 PM ]

Here's something that's a ways off, but we are already very excited about: a Finnish Film Festival here in Sointula! It will happen in September 2019, more details to follow, but for now, save the date!

Jenny Banai backyard concert August 16, 2018

posted Nov 20, 2018, 12:18 PM by T Brett   [ updated Nov 20, 2018, 12:18 PM ]

Please join us for a small backyard concert with Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Jenny Banai!

Jenny is here for just one week doing a short-term artist residency with us. Her music is lovely, and this is sure to be a wonderful evening.


Where: in the backyard of the yellow house at the corner of 2nd and 13th - there is a gate to enter from our driveway, between the shed and the yellow house.

When: come by around 7, Jenny will start playing at 7:15ish, show will be done around 8pm

How much: Entry by donation/pay what you can.

This concert will happen outside in our backyard, so please come prepared with any sweaters, blankets, or chairs you may need. We will put out some tea and cookies, and you are welcome to bring any other refreshments you may like.

Note: if it is raining we will have to cancel, but if it's just a bit chilly out, this will go ahead - so bring a sweater!

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