Donna Lynch serves tea to Eric Hanston in the Many Hats Theatre Company production of Jack Sharkey’s The Murder Room. The play opens this evening and continues each Thursday

Postcards show visions of future

Miniature works of art will be displayed during Arts and Culture Week.

Summerland Community Arts Council invites you to take part in a Postcard Challenge. The Theme of this challenge is Beyond Tomorrow, What My World will Look like in the Future.

You are invited to create your miniature work of art in a variety of styles that can include: hand-drawn, painted, black and white, coloured, quilted, beaded, sewn, made from paper or none of the above.

You can pick up your five- by seven-inch postcard at the Arts Centre on Main Street.

You have until April 15 to complete it and return it to the Arts Centre.

Cards will be hung in the Adams Room during Arts and Culture week (April 20 to 27) when members of the public will be invited to vote for their favourite.

The winners will be announced April 30 at the Summerland Arts Centre. Each category will be awarded a peoples’ choice award.

This is just one of many activities planned for both Arts and Culture Week and Earth Week.

The fourth annual Summerland Earth Week, which takes place April 15 to 22, has activities of all kinds for all ages.

There will be a documentary film at Centre Stage Theatre on April 16 about declining bee populations.

This will be followed by a Philosophers’ Cafe on April 17, also at Centre Stage, featuring a panel discussion about preserving water and land for agriculture.

There will be a Street Festival on Friday, April 19 from 3 to 6 p.m.

On the final Saturday there will be a series of great events for children including an Imagination Station featuring art projects for children of all ages at the Summerland Arts Centre. And in the Big Red Tent, outside the Summerland Library, you can join the staff of the Summerland Library for stories about bugs and a play by students from Summerland Middle School.

And while you’re at the library why not put your name on the list for Childhood Under Seige: How Big Business Targets Children. This book by Joel Bakan, received this year’s George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature.

For more information on various arts and cultural events in our community please see the Review’s What’s Up page and the Arts Council’s Events Calendar at

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If you know of an event you feel should be included in the Arts Palette or on the Arts Council’s online calendar, please email: or call: 250-494-8994. and

David Finnis is the president of the Summerland Community Arts Council.