Interim site found to house arts centre

The Summerland Community Arts Centre will continue to have a downtown presence despite the loss of its present facility.

  • Wed Apr 30th, 2014 8:00pm
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The Summerland Community Arts Centre will continue to have a downtown presence despite the loss of its present facility.

Municipal administrator Tom Day said the arts centre will occupy the former Willowbrook Lane building on Main Street later this year.

A potential location for the Summerland Potters’ Guild is also in the works, he said.

For the past 16 years, the arts centre has occupied the former municipal hall on Main Street. Earlier this year, the municipally-owned building and the adjacent garage were acquired for the new Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

Construction on the new library branch is scheduled to begin later this year. For years, the existing library branch on Wharton Street has had problems from a severe lack of space. The building, constructed in 1981, is less than half the size required for a community of this size.

Since the announcement was made in late February, representatives of the arts council have had concerns about their future, especially during the transition period.