Paper making workshop
Dea Fischer and friend contemplate a willow weaving community project
artsPlace - Canmore Community Arts Centre
artsPlace will be Canmore's community arts centre – a welcoming, user-friendly space where Bow Valley residents and visitors will gather to discover, explore and celebrate the adventure of art. The artsPlace teaching studios, performance studio and gallery commons will be managed by a knowledgeable, eager-to-help staff. The studios will provide a great venue for taking and teaching classes, for performing and watching others perform, for learning about the Valley arts scene and meeting the individuals and groups behind it, and for getting involved with the many Bow Valley activities that inspire and foster creativity.
Arts Centre Information
Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation
The Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation (CMAF) is the artsPlace governing body. CMAF is a volunteer-run Canadian registered charity, with a mandate to increase and broaden the opportunities for Bow Valley residents and visitors to enjoy and participate in the arts.
Barb gifted artsPlace with a wonderful electric wheel today, along with a box full of tools, bats and other useful things, even a banding wheel. We've spent an excited couple of hours today trying out the wheel and going through the tool collection. Pottery students of every age and level will get years of use out of them! Barb told us she can't wait to get back into pottery classes again, as soon as artsPlace has courses up and running. That may happen as early as this summer, but certainly by this fall. Special thanks to her husband Bob, for all his help in bringing the wheel down and unloading it.
It looks like the proposed arts centre for the former library in Canmore will reach completion, but a decision to change the scope as a result of budget issues didn’t pass with ease at council this week. The project has been in redesign for six months as a result of tenders for the original design coming in significantly over budget. Over that time, though, changes have been found so that most of the scope for the work inside the facility can be realized without the need to spend $1.4 million on a new roof and mechanical system.