Douglas Paton

COLUMN: Authors to share their stories

The event features 11 storytellers from up and down the valley who have five minutes to tell their story.

COLUMN: Local art abandoned around the world

The goal for the Arts Abandonment Project was to create and distribute 150 pieces of art.

COLUMN: Telling the story of a hiking trail

Inspiration has a way of catching up to you in the most unlikely of spots.

COLUMN: Actors sought for upcoming play

The Summerland Singers and Players are on the hunt for a couple of performers for their upcoming spring show.

COLUMN: Creating art despite the distractions

Sometimes, when you really don’t want to do something, the best thing to do is just sit down and do it.

COLUMN: Position provides artistic opportunities

Every once in a while a great “Act Now!” opportunity rolls around and, if you’re in position to be in a position where you can act now.

COLUMN: New year a time for polishing old projects

Normally, around this time of year, I’ve settled down into a new writing project that will likely take up the better part of the year.

COLUMN: Creativity workshops offered in new year

We’re getting closer to the long, dark stretch of winter and, if you’re like me, having something creative to do can be a real life saver.

COLUMN: Children’s book tells quilting story

Inspiration is one of those things that can happen when you’re least expecting it.

COLUMN: Art class teaches encaustic painting

There is nothing quite like being able to really personalize something you plan of giving to someone during the holidays.

COLUMN: Author releases two books

Cathi Shaw's second book of the year is coming out in early November.

COLUMN: Event combines wine and painting

Fall brings out the artist in people who might not normally consider themselves artists.

COLUMN: Lectures and concerts scheduled

People who are looking for things to do will have quite a few options in the coming weeks.

COLUMN: Central calendar of events needed

The report talks about five strategic directions that have been established to help shape and guide the future of the arts.

COLUMN: Many groups contribute to arts scene

This past weekend, the Summerland Community Arts Council held an open house.

COLUMN: Support for creative people

Now that you’ve issued yourself a creative challenge, it’s time to find a creative support group.

COLUMN: Courses help with upgrading artistic skills

This weather is perfect for hunkering down a little bit and getting deep into the things that matter most, like creating.

COLUMN: Time to take on artistic pursuits

Back to school has always been one of my favourite times of the year.

COLUMN; Children’s choir offers musical opportunities

If there’s an upside to back to school season, it’s that we get a fun new round of arts programs for kids.

COLUMN: Entertainment for the end of summer

Summers, especially the good ones, have a tendency to just fly by, leaving people wondering where the time went.