Plastered across the walls of the Squamish Arts Council (SAC) building are images of what locals say build an adoration for Squamish.
The outdoor recreation aspects of the town are highlighted — with images of kiteboarding, mountain biking and skiing catching one’s eye. There are photos of local events like Live at Squamish, the Sikh Parade and the Test of Metal.
Realtor Nancy Hamilton even has photos of her beloved dog at various locations around town. Local artists have submitted photos of their works and there are even some interesting pictures looking at Squamish’s past.
But there’s still a little too much white space for the SAC and I Love Squamish exhibit curator Krisztina Egyed.
The Squamish Arts Council (SAC) wants residents and regular guests to show the world why they love this town and display it on the walls of the building. The new I Love Squamish exhibit is being pieced together at the SAC building and the exhibit’s curator Krisztina Egyed wants anyone and everyone to submit their best photos of what they enjoy about Squamish.
“I came up with the idea because I’m so interested in so many different aspects of the community,” she said. “To me this seems like a very positive experience and very timely. I’m getting a sense of the community pulling together and looking for opportunities and solutions to make Squamish better. There’s just so much that we, as a community, love about Squamish.”
Egyed is looking for photos of all the positive things people love about Squamish from the landscapes to people to local events to gardens to anything else that makes people proud to be a Squamolean. She said the response since the first call went out has been overwhelmingly positive, with the walls of the SAC building quickly being filled with pictures.
“Everyone that hears about it loves the idea,” she said. “And bravo to the people who take the extra steps necessary to edit and bring their pictures to us.”
Those who wish to have their photos included in the exhibit are encouraged to pin their unframed photo or photos on to the wall in the SAC building on Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. The exhibit will be on display in the building until October. Egyed said the potential picture possibilities are endless.
“There’s really no rules,” she said. “Whatever it is that people love to do in Squamish and anything they love about the town will be on display.”
Unframed photos of any size will be accepted and it’s recommended that the photographer’s name and details about the picture be added. People can submit up to 10 pictures and they can be picked up when the exhibit closes in October. All ages and skill levels are welcome and there is no entry fee to take part.
For more information on the exhibit, visit www.squamishartscouncil.ca.