Rural Arts Project
Creating and Supporting the Arts in Rural Quebec
Allow Us to Protect and Entertain You
As the Legault government of Quebec loosens restrictions, it becomes legal to run and attend day camps and to host events for up to 50 people indoors.
Of course, we have health concerns front of mind. If we do anything, social distancing will be enforced, masks will be encouraged, and sanitation will be high. Hand-washing will be mandatory.
However, we want to balance concerns about Covid with presenting opportunities to laugh and see friends (even at a distance).
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,
Help us to Continue to Provide Outstanding Artistic to the Citizens of the Chateauguay Valley.