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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.