We are grateful and super excited to have Tanya Mahar of the Samadhi Centre leading weekly meditation classes starting this November and continuing throughout the winter until January. Join us on Tuesdays at 11am, to learn techniques to calm the mind, better cope with pain, and release stress. Classes last for an hour. These free classes are for members of APFTA. If you are not already a member, consider becoming one! Community memberships start at just $30/year, and get you into events like this for free! You can sign up as a member online in less then 3 minutes right here.
Sunday, August 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ”Attend and experience for yourself, why I love my new and many different kinds of Derwent coloured pencils, you might just catch the bug yourself. These are Coloured pencils that can be applied to the page and then use brush and water to create watercolour and mixed media effects. I have a limited supply due to the expense of the materials, but four different kinds of pencils which can be mixed and matched. For more detailed explanation/description please email me at: email@example.com
Sacred geometry is nature's language of creation and it can be found in the tiniest places like our DNA to the cosmic patterns like galaxy. In this workshop Magda will take you on an inner journey through a powerful pattern called Mandala. You will explore different mediums (drawing, painting, mixed media) to create your own personal design. It is very easy and you don’t have to be an artist to create something beautiful and meaningful. For more information, and to register, call Magda 613-332-7085.
APRIL 29 - CREATIVE SONGWRITING WORKSHOP with Stevie Wutnot! Explore your creative side and write a song with musician Stevie Wutnot, at APFTA!
We have so many talented artists in Hastings County and here APFTA, with lots of skills and love of art to share. That’s why we launched ArtSmart this past January, with monthly workshops led by our in-house artists. These workshops are diverse, creative and affordable. They take place on the last Sunday of every month.
There's been so much cool stuff going on at A Place for the Arts! Luckily for us, some of our members are accomplished film makers, and they've been documenting some of what goes on around APFTA. Check it out!
We have so many talented artists with lots of skills and love of art to share. That’s why we are launching ArtSmart, monthly workshops led by our in-house artists. These workshops will be diverse, creative and affordable. This month's featured artist is Eric Weiner, teaching us the basics of photo editing in Lightroom on March 25, at APFTA.
Love to DANCE? Love POTLUCKS? Looking for some ROMANCE? Love supporting ARTISTS? Then COME TO OUR VALENTINE’s FUNDRAISER. Valentine's Day Dance, Potluck, and Fundraiser! 7pm, Sat. Feb. 10, at APFTA, 23 Bridge Street, Bancroft There will be live music, performed for your dancing pleasure by the APFTA performance artists!
We have so many talented artists with lots of skills and love of art to share. That’s why we are launching ArtSmart, monthly workshops led by our in-house artists. These workshops will be diverse, creative and affordable. The last Sunday of every month. The first ArtSmart will be led by Holly Townson on January 28. Come out and discover how to abstractify.
Lovers of the performing arts can become members of our collective now. Watch for more music, theatre and dance and new creative experiments and collaborations. The photo above is of new performing artist member Stevie Wutnot. Stay tuned for more performance announcements. Or check our website's events calendar...
NEW! YOU CAN NOW MAKE EASY AND SECURE ONLINE DONATIONS TO A PLACE FOR THE ARTS! Donations to APFTA go toward APFTA operating costs and special events and initiatives. Tax receipts for charitable donations are available upon request. Please email our treasurer Kim Crawford if you would like a receipt at firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU! We are so grateful for your support!
Update: All Kids classes are currently full. Please check back for more classes soon -- Yes, the rumours are true - APFTA is opening its doors to eager young artists in February 2018! We have a team of talented APFTA members who are super-excited to instruct the kidlets (ages 8-13ish) in an amazing series of kids art classes. A wide variety of creative modalities will be explored in each six week session. There's talk of fiber art projects, plasticine paintings, shadow puppet theaters, drip paintings...there are literally no limits when you combine young creative energy with our artsy, enthusiastic teachers.
Our members were busy, busy, busy switching the art over the weekend. There are some incredible pieces on display, including our annual FIFTY UNDER FIFTY HOLIDAY SALE! So grab yer mitts and come on over to see the new art, visit, enjoy a cappuccino or snack, and Get Your Art On!
"WINTER WARM-UP YOGA" At A Place For The Arts: A 6 week session of Iyengar inspired yoga for every body. Certified yoga instructor Barbara Allport will help you move your body, calm your mind and inspire the soul. Barbara has had a yoga practise for 20 years and taught for 10 years. Yoga helps us to set up a dynamic connection with our energetic and emotional bodies to ease stress and improve mobility. Classes are one and a half hours in length with 15min. of this in relaxation at the end of class. Classes are $15/class and pre-registration is recommended. To register email email@example.com
You probably already know that there are documentary movies at APFTA every Thursday evening, but did you know that the third Thursday of each month is reserved for Tin Foil Hat documentaries? Yup, that's right, on the third Thursday of the month we delve, deep, deep, to explore hidden secrets. Was 9/11 an inside job? Do Bigfoot live among us? Are we being visited by extraterrestrial life? Find out! Join us for Tinfoil Hat Night!
We've been featured in a video, exploring the always-inspiring Arts Route, here in Hastings County. If you don't know about the Arts Route, you need to drop your knitting needles and head over to the Hastings County site here and learn all about it. It's only the coolest, most weekend-rocking, arts exploration this side of Awesome-town! APFTA's very own Michelle Annette Tremblay and Sean Buk of WordBird Media produced the video, along with 6 other videos exploring the Arts Route. And if you're wondering...
Want to expand your consciousness? Love conspiracy theories? Dedicated to health and wellness? Passionate about the arts? Awesome - we are, too, and we celebrate all these interests by coming together to learn and enjoy great documentary films! Join us every Thursday night at 6pm for a documentary at a Place for the Arts!
Have you seen something on display at APFTA that you want to add to your private collection? There's still time. Just drop in the shop before July 8th. We will have a new selection of art by our talented members as of Nov 25th!.
What did WE do for summer vacation? We CELEBRATED THREE YEARS OF AWESOMENESS AT A PLACE FOR THE ARTS!Don't worry if you missed the party, you can watch this slideshow and see how we've evolved from a group of like-minded artists with a vision, into a vibrant thriving creative hub! And then drop by for a chat and a cappuccino and connect with us in person! Long live A Place For The Arts!
And by *easy, we mean not easy at all. But what are artists if not tenacious and resourceful, right? With that in mind, we embarked on the trek to Palmer Rapids, to pick up the piano that the generous Irene donated to our space. Stevie, Sean, Andy, Eric, Andrzej, and Dwayne huffed and puffed and moved that piano over into it's new home at APFTA. To honour our new arrival, we've put together a photographic exploration of the piano move. Enjoy!
We are thrilled to announce that our space has grown! We recently took over the former Internet café that was beside us, knocked out the wall, and expanded our space. Renovations were done by a small army of awesome, dedicated, ridiculously-good-looking, some might say crazy, volunteers. After a few intense weeks of power tools, sweat, and sawdust, we now have a beautiful large, open space. Although it's about double the size of the original place for the arts, it feels even bigger.
There's always something happening at A Place for the Arts. Drop by anytime between 10 and 5, Tuesday through Sunday for a cup of Joe, some inspired conversation, and some gorgeous art on display. But that's not all! We also have a regular open mic night (hosted by the one and only John Foreman), photography group, movie nights (including our documentary night, DocuMentally Speaking), Satori collective jamming and art exploration nights, and more.Check out our calendar of events here or scroll down for a list of upcoming events.
It's not uncommon to hear members gushing about how much they love each other, the space, the energy, and all the countless things that contribute to APFTA's vibe. Here are just a few things our members have said...
"The hippest place in the GBA (Greater Bancroft Area) - with the best events!"