The Rural Arts Project is a non-profit community organization. It exists to facilitate the
artistic endeavors of the citizens of the Chateauguay Valley. It is housed in Grove Hall,
and run by a volenteer board directors.
In the pursuit of these goals, we have been very successful. Our “homemade” theatre
productions have been among our more triumphant offerings, starting with Noises Off in
June 2013, to with the mounting of an original, locally created musical, On the Line in April
of 2017 to our "Anne of Green Gables" summer tour in 2018.
We want to continue offering high quality opportunities for the community to get involved in
our shows, be it music, dance or theatre. We will continue bringing bigger name acts to our
area, and putting the Valley on the cultural and entertainment map. We want to offer that
space for our voices to be heard. We want to rebuild pride in our town. We want to build up
our community. However. These goals will be achieved more quickly and easily with your
assistance. How can you get involved?
- Message from Mark Bye, Artistic Director
"When we started The Rural Arts Project at Grove Hall just over 5 years ago, we did so with a
firm belief in our hearts; that the Chateauguay Valley is a unique cultural milieu, and the voice
of its citizens is valuable and needs to be heard.
We, ideally, would also like to provide other regions similar to ours (bilingual, rural, isolated)
with the opportunity to show their work as well. From this exchange of theatre, dance, music
and other arts, we can inform our own definition of ourselves; learning about who we are, how
we are similar and how we differ. We also hope to offer sheer entertainment value; a variety of
different acts/ musicians/ shows that are alternatives to a lengthy and expensive trip to an
urban centre to see theatre, dance performances, or concerts.
Amazing News: Thanks to the generosity of the Caisse
Populaire, the Rural Arts Project can proudly announce that we
have 100 brand new padded chairs!
Check out the QDF Blog for a feature on the Rural Arts