Marian Rudisill helps Emily Parcels

Musicians perform at beach

Wednesday, Aug. 6 is the start of the Summerland Community Arts Council’s free summer concert series Wednesdays on the Water.

Wednesday, Aug. 6 is the start of the Summerland Community Arts Council’s free summer concert series Wednesdays on the Water.

We had local musicians William Okos and Debra Lippmann, also known as the Prairie Mountain Rose Band, serenade us on the waterfront.

Next Wednesday (Aug. 13) you can check out some young local talent at our Youth Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic for a lovely evening of music at Spirit Square, Peach Orchard Beach.

Our annual Art Walk also started this past week on Aug. 1.

Thirty-nine local artists have been paired up with 37 local venues to have their original works displayed for the month of August.

Works showcased for this event will include paintings, photography, jewellery, pottery, fibre art and sculptures.

Maps with these pairings can be found at the Summerland Community Arts Council at 9908 Main St., the Summerland Visitors Centre, or can be downloaded from the SCAC website at

If you haven’t been to our new location yet, there is still time to stop by the gallery and see the Dale Matthews show Travels With my Sketchbook, on display until Aug. 16. With beautiful sketches from around the world, this show is not one to be missed.

There are three summer art courses for kids running the week of Aug. 11 to 15.

Once Upon a Time for children ages three to six runs from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Drawing and Painting for children ages 10 and up runs from noon to 3 p.m.

Broadway Bound for children ages seven to 12 is an all-day course from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Prepayment and registration is required for all arts classes.

Our fall homeschool and after school art programs are now open for registration.

Fall art classes run for six weeks every Wednesday from Sept. 15 to Oct. 22.

There will also be an all-ages knitting circle and a variety of adult weekend workshops starting in October.

Carmen McDowell is the Summer Art Program coordinator at the Summerland Arts Council.


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