Coun. Bruce Hallquist

Weekly concerts planned for August

The Summerland Community Arts Council is starting an exciting new community event this upcoming week called Wednesdays on the Water.

The Summerland Community Arts Council is starting an exciting new community event this upcoming week called Wednesdays on the Water.

Wednesdays on the Water is a musical concert series that will happen every Wednesday night during the month of August at Spirit Square, Peach Orchard Beach (weather permitting).

Concerts will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and feature all local musicians.

The community is invited to bring a picnic, a blanket and a lawn chair to enjoy an evening of local talent. There will be different groups performing and different genres every week so that we have a little something for everyone to enjoy.

The idea for Wednesdays on the Water started in early June after attending a Thompson Okanagan Network of Arts Councils (TONAC) meeting. We discovered that many Arts Councils in the Okanagan are organizing similar events for their communities during the summer.

It is a great way to support local musicians and as for the SCAC, supports our mandate of promoting and facilitating the awareness and appreciation of the arts in the Summerland area.

The SCAC have partnered with a number of local businesses who are sponsoring these evenings of music and we are hoping to make this an annual event.

Watch for our posters around town or check out our website summerlandarts.com for updated notifications of performers for this event.

The Summer Arts Program for Kids ages three and up is still taking registrations.

A new class of encaustics for kids has been added for student’s ages 10 and up, Aug. 5 to 8. Students participating will spend these four days learning many different ways to paint with pigmented beeswax using the encaustic painting iron and stylus.

Bethany Handfield is a local encaustics artist and has been teaching classes with the SCAC for the past three years. She will be teaching studio safety when working with the hot wax and each day students will go home with a completed painting or craft.

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

 

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