Karan Bowyer

Karan Bowyer

A spring move for the Arts Council

The Summerland Community Arts Council is moving full tilt towards getting everything into their new location.

Things are moving along nicely through a fairly artsy April and, as luck would have it, there’s still no shortage of things going on in the arts community around town, which is really just fantastic.

Following up on something I talked about a few columns back, the Summerland Community Arts Council is moving full tilt towards getting everything into their new location and set up in time for their April 30 opening date.

This is exciting news as it means that not only will the Art Council be ready to go in time for the summer, but things like the Summer Arts Program for kids won’t be affected at all — I’ll get to the summer arts program more in future columns, but it looks great this year and information about the program is already available for anyone who doesn’t want to wait for me to start talking about it.

Best of luck to the Arts Council with their move and I’m looking forward to seeing what they’re capable of doing in their new space.

I have a feeling it’s going to be an exciting time to be an artist in Summerland.

As if getting ready for a big move wasn’t enough, there is one final show happening at the Summerland Art Gallery at their Main Street location.

The exhibit, which has been running since mid-March, features the work of artist Carol Hannah and is entitled My Journey With Colour.

This is your last chance to take in a bit of art before the big move and, even though there’s not going to be any break in the art from the arts council, a change in location always has a bit of an effect on things, so don’t miss this final exhibit on Main Street.

If you’re in the market for things to do this coming weekend — or maybe you’re looking to take a bit of a break from all the excitement of the Earth Day activities that are going on — then be sure to check out Musaic Vocal Ensemble’s presentation of Roses I Send To You.

This performance takes place on Sunday, April 24 at 2:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church here in Summerland.

This is a going to be a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon. You are bound to be humming a few bars of the songs, whether you remember the words or not. Be sure to check this one out.

Also coming up this weekend is the conclusion of the Summerland Museum and Archive’s photo contest, Walk Softly on the Earth.

The photos will be on display on Saturday, April 23 from 1. to 4 p.m. and offers up a great chance to see how the younger people of Summerland see our community.

Douglas Paton is a Summerland writer and musician. If you know of a local arts and culture event, contact him at dgpaton80@gmail.com.