Reasons to Join LOWAC

LOWAC is a community-active organization. Your membership donations, along with our additional fundraising, are used for:
  • Fun Monday, an opportunity for LOWAC members and guests to enjoy camaraderie and learn new art techniques or styles 
  • community arts projects (eg sail-painting to celebrate LOWISA’s 50th anniversary)
  • ArtsFest activities and artist stipends
  • exhibit opportunities (summer 2x2 exhibit, Boathouse partnership, Paterson medical centre partnership, Muskies on Main etc)
  • a $500 scholarship offered annually at each of our secondary schools. 
  • a $100 Festival of the Arts award
  • $300 in prize money for our Snow Sculpture competition during Kenora’s Winter Carnival
  • to purchase baskets of art supplies for kids which we donate to the Miracle Marathon every year
  • to purchase supplies to create the beautiful hand-made ornaments we use to decorate our tree for the Community Foundation's Festival of Trees (we're proud that the LOWAC tree is always one of the top-sellers and results in a considerable donation to the Community Foundation)
  • to support other organizations that offer arts activities (eg. Kenora Pride)
  • to source funds from granting organizations (OAC, Community Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Heritage Canada etc) which enable us to offer artistic opportunities and challenges to regional artists
  • advocacy for the arts in Kenora

Membership Benefits for Artists

  • Participation in our exhibits and events (Studio Tour, 2x2 outdoor art exhibit, ArtsFest, etc.)
  • Networking opportunities with artists and those involved in the arts community
  • Information and notices on events/job opportunities
  • Inclusion in the Artist’s Directory on the LOWAC website
  • Visibility as an artist through LOWAC
  • Workshop and educational opportunities
  • Discounts on art supplies at Wilson’s