Rural Arts Project
Creating and Supporting the Arts in Rural Quebec
In a “slowly finding a new normal” way.
Please keep reading to learn about our Covid Protection Policy
Allow Us to Protect and Entertain You
Masks are mandatory, indoors and out if possible.
There are sanitization stations with 70% alcohol spray, and hand sanitizer in common areas.
There will be 2 meters distance between family bubbles in the audience.
Events will be outdoors if possible.
About Grove Hall
The Rural Arts Project is based in a historic former Presbyterian church (est.1861) now known as Grove Hall; which is situated in the small town of Huntingdon, Quebec, on the banks of the Chateauguay River. According to Robert Sellers, Valley historian, in his book ‘The History of the County of Huntingdon and of the Seigniories of Chateaugay and Beauharnois‘ the site of Grove Hall was the first consecrated ground in the area.
Known by Anglophones as ‘The Chateauguay Valley’ the region is also called the MRC Haut-St-Laurent. It is a rural area; isolated to the West and North by the St-Laurence River, to the South by the New York State Border and to the East by highway 15 coming south form Montreal. Grove Hall is the home of the Rural Arts Project, a community driven Performing Arts Centre.
The Rural Arts Project's Mission
The Rural Arts Project is a not-for-profit organization that supports the process and product of arts creation by bringing together artists, performers and audiences from the community of the Chateauguay Valley/ Haut-St-Laurent in Quebec. We provide a space to share our cultural and creative expression through the artistic mediums of music, dance, theatre, visual and literary arts.
We seek to improve the quality of the overall artistic output of our region and connect with other communities that live is similar rural circumstances. Though we generally give voice to the Heritage and Culture of the English Rural Quebec, we strive to be inclusive of all nationalities, languages, cultures, traditions and spiritual beliefs.
The Chateauguay Valley is a unique cultural milieu, and the voices of its citizens are valuable and need to be heard. We support the region’s growing arts sector by putting on year-round programming in the performing arts. Additionally, we house dance, music and theatre schools and run educational arts programming for children youth and adults.
165 rue Chateauguay,