Concert series to resume next year

It’s been a fantastic summer at the Summerland Community Arts Council!

It’s been a fantastic summer at the Summerland Community Arts Council!

Thank you to all who attended our Wednesdays on the Water concert series we hope you enjoyed your time.

There were over 2,300 people, both locals and tourists, who attended this year’s series.

Mark your calendars for our opening night July 6, 2016 with, back by popular demand, the South Okanagan Big Band.

Wednesdays on the Water is an annual summer concert series, so see you next year Summerland, we will be Bach.

If you are a musician or ensemble wanting to perform send your contact information, bio and a demo recording/link to to be added to our musician list.

If you are a business interested in sponsoring next year’s concerts email us for more information.

We are so thankful and appreciative to all of this year’s wonderful sponsors: the District of Summerland, Summerland Credit Union, Summerland Dental Centre, A and W, Summerland Sweets, Jubilee Dental Centre, Bad Robot Computers and Electronics, Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group, Silkscarf Winery, Dirty Laundry Vineyards, Summerland Chamber of Commerce, EZ Rock 98.5, So Country Radio, Shaw TV, and we gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Province of British Columbia.

We couldn’t have had such a successful series without all of you.

Last week was the wrap up for our summer arts program for kids. We had 14 art programs with 145 students this year.

Thank you to all the students and wonderful instructors who made this summer truly “Messy and Marvellous.”

Student art classes will continue into the fall as the Arts Centre will once again be offering an after-school fall art class for students nine and older, taught by Susan Gibbs.

The 10-week class will be broken into two five-week sessions starting Wednesday Sept. 16 to Oct. 14 and from Oct. 21 to Nov. 18.

Stop by the Arts Centre or check out our website to learn more. Preregistration and payment is required.

Adult workshops will also be starting in the fall.

Watch our website for scheduling of A Beginners and Beyond Watercolour Weekend, a Wet Felting weekend taught by Wednesday on the Water musician Allison Altherr, a Dry Media class using pencils to pastels and everything in between, and a weekend of Painting just for Beginners using Oil and Acrylics.

For those parents and grandparents who have always been a little bit jealous of the summer kids art class, Fun with a Pocket Knife, Rick Wiebe will be back to teach an adult version of the course called Whittle Away the Time.

Carmen McDowell is the Summer Arts Program coordinator for the Summerland Community Arts Council, P.O. Box 1217, 9908 Main St., Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0.