Community Events

Past Events

Family Day at Gyro Park during Silver City Days

In collaboration with the Trail & District Arts Council, we are offering two opportunities to engage with the arts. This event is free to attend. 

Event Date:
May 12, 2024
Gyro Park, Trail BC

Workshops at the Josie

Join visual storyteller and comic artist Erin Shuttleworth for a special youth workshop at the Josie Hotel! Participants will collaborate on a comic, make a mini zine and receive a whimsical colouring book featuring ski hills and giant mammals to take home at the end of the session. 

Event Date:
Thursday, December 28th, 2023
Ages 5-8: 4pm-5pm
Ages 9-12: 5pm-6pm

To see all the fun winter activities being offered at the Josie, click here

Winter Artisan Market at the Gallery

Join the Trail Pottery Club and the VISAC Gallery for a Winter Market. Two delightful days to purchase creations from potters, artists and artisans.

The VISAC Gallery will also have their own table offering workshop signups, upcoming exhibition information and mini prints from our brand new art vending machine! All you need is a toonie to get a random piece of artwork made by local illustrator Erin Shuttleworth.

Event Dates:

Friday, November 17, 5pm-9pm

Saturday, November 18, 10am-3pm

Free to attend.

Our Friday evening hours coincide with "Kootenay Vaudeville Affair" at The Charles Bailey Theatre - make it a double date with the VISAC and Bailey by visiting both events.

Please consider bringing cash as some vendors may not have the ability to capture card payments.

Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Downtown Trail, 11am to 3pm

The VISAC Gallery will offer a "forever" Jack O'Lantern craft made from rocks. You won't have to compost this one on November 1st!

Our booth will be located next to the steps of the Bailey Theatre, weather permitting. 

Graphic of a person holding a digital pencil while drawing on an iPad

Digital Art in partnership with the Trail Library

Thursdays; Sept 21st - Oct 12th

1pm to 2:30pm

Join Patricia and Erin from the VISAC Gallery to explore the realm of digital art using Procreate.

For ages 9 - 99

No experience necessary. 

Limited enrolment. Online registration required. 

"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" - Pablo Picasso

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Wear orange to show support.

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Trail Riverfront Centre, 11 AM to 2PM

Let's honour the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. 

11 AM, Land Acknowledgement & Opening Prayer

11:15 AM to 2PM, Interactive Learning, History & Educational Resources, Food by Donation.

The VISAC Gallery will contribute a digital exhibition featuring work from Damian John's "Cover Up" series. 

Sponsored by: City of Trail, Trail & District Public Library, Trail Museum & Archives, VISAC Gallery, Blood of Life Collective, USW Local 480, Trail & District Arts Council, Teck Trail Operations, Kootenay South Metis, CBAL, Kootenay Savings

Several paintings from the VISAC's permanent collection, vibrant portraits of men and woman in a stylized and emotional colour palette

Columbia Basin Culture Tour

July 29 & 30, 2023

From 10am to 5pm

Tours of the gallery's permanent collection, as well as a stamp craft for all ages. 

Art Exploration in partnership with the Trail Library

Join Patricia and Sharon from the VISAC Gallery to explore various materials and methods. Different methods for each week 

When: Tuesdays,  1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Duration: 6 weeks ( May 02 - June 06, 2023)

Ages: 9 - 99


Click here to register.

Email with any questions.