Enderby artists join forces in the ‘Courtyard’

The Courtyard Gallery, with support of the Enderby Arts Council, opens its doors in downtown Enderby in April

Enderby area artists have joined forces and will be opening an art gallery next month in the city’s downtown core

It’s the result of a core group of artists meeting monthly over the past seven months to plan for a local gallery.

Now, with more than 20 artists and with the support of the Enderby Arts Council, they are painting, decorating and preparing this new space at 907 Belvedere St., which will be named Courtyard Gallery.

“This will be an artist-operated gallery for local artists to exhibit and sell their work while promoting fine arts in the communities of Enderby and District,” said Tatianna O’Donnell, chair of the Enderby Artists’ Initiative, Courtyard Gallery. “They will be reaching out to the community with workshops and adding a revitalized quality to the downtown core. This will become a destination and the community will share in its success.”

Although the doors of the gallery will open in early April, an official opening is planned for April 25 during B.C. Arts and Culture Week.

“A little birdie sat upon my window the other day. He was signaling spring and he said that there is going to be an art gallery in Enderby.

There is? I asked. Yes he whistled and soon too.

He didn’t stay long, just long enough to say that there is a gallery coming to Enderby…How amazing is that.

When? I inquired…he just said watch for it!”

Courtyard Gallery is at 907 Belvedere St., Enderby. The grand opening takes place April 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Artists will be in attendance, and refreshments will be served.