Arts and Culture Council (ACC)

The Arts & Culture Council (ACC) was established in early 1996 as a companion to The Gallery at L.E. Shore. The intent of establishing the council was to showcase artists both local and abroad, as well as to provide guidance for art programming in the public. Members past and present have included some of the most prominent artists from the community, making for an eclectic and innovative mixture of programming and exhibitions.

Members 2019-2022

  • Beverley Smith (ACC Chair 2021)
  • Diana Bick
  • Lynn Corrigan
  • Helen Forrest
  • Christine Fry
  • Liz McCullam
  • Sandra Whitehead

The Blue Mountains Public Library is inviting applications for the Arts & Culture Council (ACC). The ACC supports The Gallery at L.E. Shore by organizing exhibitions focusing on the work of local artists in our Gallery and the Town Hall, and by facilitating an ongoing program of cultural events. ACC has a membership of five to nine people selected by a committee working with the CEO. For further information, please review the ACC Terms of Reference and The Gallery’s webpages.  

To apply for the ACC, please complete and sign this document to confirm your eligibility and submit it with a Letter of Interest. You may wish to describe your experience, skills, and qualifications which would benefit the ACC in your letter as it will be reviewed by the review panel. Applications must be submitted to the BMPL CEO by August 15, 2022. 

Download the Application

The Arts & Culture Council has many opportunities for members of the community to volunteer their time. Delivering fliers, hanging monthly exhibits, serving (Smart Serve) at the licensed Gallery openings, or assisting in planning or at workshops and series.  If you would like to volunteer your time on an occasional or regular basis, please contact Sabrina at 519-599-3681 ext: 2 or by email at We'd love your help!

You can email the Council at