Category Archives: Arts Council Programs

Tuberz® Design Competition

Calling All Artists!

The City of Fort St. John and the Fort St. John Community Arts Council invite all artists in the Peace River Regional District to submit artwork fo this year’s High on Ice Winter Fest’s Half-Pike Tuberz®.  This promotional item is shared with carving artists, staff, volunteers and community members.

The City of Fort St. John High on Ice Winter Fest runs February 17-20, 2023, with the theme “Explore the Folklore” – a winter story telling adventure.  The traditions, stories, myths, creatures of the past and our divers and rich culture that connect us as a community are infused in this theme.

We are excited to include the designs of our local artists to celebrate this year’s High on Ice Winter Fest. 

Artists can submit entries until November 30, 2022 at 4:00 pm.   For further details, see below, or visit         

Competition Information


Left to right: Justice Adelsat, Savannah Lagace, Taliyah Herele, Tenishia Yahey

The Arts Council was delighted to partner with young artists from the Doig and Blueberry First Nations to create designs for our 2022 Banner Project. This in an annual project in partnership with the City of Fort St. John.

The banners are beautiful and can be seen flying high on the streets of Fort St. John. Many thanks to the elders and organizers from the two First Nations for making this project possible and connecting us with their talented artists.

Welcome Banners

Mayor and City Councillors got a sneak peak at a new set of banners as the Fort St. John Arts Council launched a campaign to Welcome Visitors to the Downtown Core at City Hall recently. Participating stores, restaurants and offices will receive a banner of their choice for their front window PLUS volunteers from WL Construction will wash their front windows right prior to the BC Winter Games opening in February 2020. The banners say Fort St. John Opens Doors to Opportunity, to Natural Wonders, to Adventure and to Creativity. The banners were designed by local artist Harriet Stanford who also designed the colorful, sports, street banners this year.