Generation Collaboration Art Show Launches at City Hall this Thursday

On Thursday, City Hall is pleased to host the launch of the Generation Collaboration art show, welcoming people and artworks through a collaboration with the City of Victoria Youth Council on an art show that will turn a portion of the building into a temporary art gallery.  

As part of the Youth Arts Mentorship program, the Youth Council is hosting Generation Collaboration, an art exhibit showcasing the work of members and their mentors. The show opens on Thursday, April 16 with a launch party from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and runs until April 23. The launch party and the art show are open to the public and free.

WHAT:           Generation Collaboration art show
WHEN:           Launch party is Thursday, April 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The art show runs until Thursday, April 23. Open during regular City Hall business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday)
WHERE:         City Hall, Douglas Street entrance foyer

The Youth Council is a diverse group of 14-24 year olds who are passionate about empowering youth to make a positive change in the community. Their projects aim to engage youth on relevant issues in Victoria as well as to represent the voice of youth in the community. One of this year's projects, the Art Mentorship Program, pairs established artists with local high school students for a three-month mentorship. By doing so, the program aims to encourage self-expression and learning opportunities outside of school. In addition to learning new mediums, techniques, and skills, participants have gained valuable insight about living life as an artist in Victoria.

The show is also part of the City’s efforts to open up City Hall to the public, including youth, creating new opportunities for residents to interact with local government. Using the historic building as a venue for an art show is one of many non-traditional public uses currently being explored as a way to connect the public with their City Hall.