City Hall Trees: Call for Proposals
The City of Prince George has partnered with the Wood Turners Guild to give new life to several trees that were recently removed from the grounds of Veterans Plaza. The City is issuing a "Call for Proposals" from artists, artisans, and craftspeople to present ideas for wood products that will go to support local charities.
Creative individuals may use part of the wood for their own purposes, but must set aside a portion for a piece of work to be donated to a charity or non-profit of their choice. The charity/non-profit must be able to use the piece as a fundraising opportunity. Proposals focusing on education and/or research will also be considered.
The wood will be provided free of charge to successful applicants.
About the Trees
The trees are Green Ash and American Elm, which are approximately 60 to 70 years old. The branches and trunks range from roughly 20 to 61 centimetres in diameter and vary in length.
WARNING: There may be nails, screws, and other metal overgrown in the wood because the trees were decorated over the years. Use extreme caution when cutting the wood. Successful applicants will assume responsibility when working the wood and the City of Prince George will not be liable for any damage to tools or harm to persons.
How to Apply
Submit a simple and concise proposal with the following information:
- A description of the project the wood will be used for.
- The name of the charity or non-profit that will be receiving the project as a donation.
- A letter from the charity or non-profit indicating the organisation is aware of the intended donation and the organisation's willingness to accept it for fundraising purposes.
- Two or three photos of previous works/projects.
- The applicant's name, phone number, and email address.
All proposals must either be submitted in person at City Hall or sent via email to:
- May 16, 2018 at 10:00am - View the trees at the City Yard on Gorse Street near the Exploration Place.
- May 22, 2018 at 4:30pm - Proposal deadline. Late proposals may be considered if there is a supply of wood remaining.
The City's Public Art Advisory helps promote and develop public art (and related) programs. Prince George has a growing public collection featuring works created by local artists and pieces from sculptors and painters from across British Columbia and Canada.
Studio 2880 - 2880 15th Avenue
The Studio 2880 Gift Shoppe and Feature Gallery features original pieces created by northern regional artists and has become the go-to destination for those wishing to buy locally created artwork. There are also many unique programs like a youth musical festival, a Pro D day camp, and "Artnerships" that connect local businesses with artists to foster collaboration.
Studio 2880 is operated by the Prince George and District Community Arts Council. Since its founding, the Community Arts Council and its members have been providing a range of services and programs that have helped contribute to the spirit of innovation, ingenuity, and open-mindedness that defines the Prince George area.
Two Rivers Gallery - 725 Canada Games Way
Two Rivers Gallery is the City's premier art gallery that aims to encourage life-long learning through the arts, create an environment for artistic and cultural expression, and provide experiences through participation and exhibition.
This civic facility is operated by the non-profit Prince George Art Gallery Association
Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Entertainment
Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre - 333 Becott Place
Discover local history, explore hands-on science, and learn from a multitude of exhibits and galleries. The Exploration Place features traditional and interactive displays that let visitors uncover dinosaur bones as an amateur paleontologist, learn about the history of the Lheidli T'enneh, or watch live animals and reptiles. The 2,137 square metre destination also has special programming, field trips, events, and kids' camps. During the summer, the Exploration Place is home to the Little Prince Steam Engine Railway and Ice Cream Shop.
Prince George Playhouse - 2833 Recreation Place
The 297-seat Prince George Playhouse offers concerts and theatre productions and features a spacious, decorated lobby with concession. The Playhouse can also host events, meetings, weddings, and movies. The theatre is owned by the City of Prince George and is operated by EPI Audio-Visual.
Railway and Forestry Museum - 850 River Road
Located in Cottonwood Island Nature Park, the Railway and Forestry Museum houses historical artifacts from Prince George's railway, industrial, and forestry industries. Climb aboard the vintage railway coaches or ride the mini-rail and tour one of many historic railway cars, cabooses, and train collections.
The Railway and Forestry Museum offers programs, tours, events, and educational programming.
Prince George Public Library
The Prince George Public Library system includes a variety of educational reading, audio, and online collections and resources. The Public Library offers free or affordable programs, clubs, and events for all age groups and hosts special sitting areas and collections for adults, students, children, and teens. The downtown Bob Harkins branch also features a reading garden with a seating area and performance space called The Knowledge Garden that is located between the library and the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre.
The Prince George Public Library has two locations:
- Bob Harkins Branch (downtown) - 888 Canada Games Way
- Nechako Branch (Hart Highlands) - 6547 Hart Highway
For more information:
CN Centre - 2187 Ospika Boulevard South
The CN Centre is PG's premier and largest entertainment venue. The 5,967-seat facility is host to many national and international performing artists and bands. The CN Centre is home to the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League and can host large-scale events.
The City of Prince George offers a number of financial grants to qualifying groups seeking to create or launch innovative projects, events, or activities - including those in the arts and culture realm - that contribute to community pride.
Learn more about Community Grants
Other Upcoming Arts & Culture Events in PG