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The 16th annual Arts on the Avenue looking for volunteers

Arts on the Avenue looking for volunteers

The 16th annual Arts on the Avenue is being hailed as a huge success. Community volunteers were a big part of that success, and the Ladysmith Arts Council (LAC) is already looking for volunteers for next year’s event.

LAC president Kathy Holmes says they had a lot of community participation for this year’s event on Aug. 24.

“The people who live downtown were very gracious because we had blocked off the road Saturday night,” she said. “The fire department, police, Town of Ladysmith, all the volunteers, and on the day, all the vendors who brought their beautiful art, musicians and dancers, it all came together very well.”

Holmes says the LAC is looking for volunteers for next year’s Arts on the Avenue, particularly to help out with the Kids’ Hands-On Art Area and help set up and tear down. As well, the LAC is looking for new ideas and suggestions. Organizers’ next meeting will be in September, and anyone interested in volunteering can call 250-245-1252.

Children could learn through art

If there is no school in early September, Ladysmith Parks, Recreation & Culture (LPRC) and the Ladysmith Arts Council will offer “Learning Through Art: An Enrichment Experience” at the Ladysmith Waterfront Art Gallery with instructor Natasha Sharpe, for children aged seven to 10. Explore storytelling, nature, science, history and culture through visual and performing arts in a small group setting, which incorporates physical activity, play, and quiet time.

Register for the week or a day at a time in person at the Frank Jameson Community Centre or by calling 250-245-6424.

“We continue to hope for a resolution that would see schools in session on Sept. 3, in which case full refunds will be given,” LPRC states in a press release.



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