Organizers behind the Antigonish Art fair have a new task this summer. They are also organizing the annual street fair.
Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher said council appreciates the art fair team taking on the street fair, adding she knows they are very busy already. She pointed to the work put into the art fair, which is well known and established within the area.
These are the kinds of things council is proud of, noted Boucher, adding they believe they lead by example when it comes to cooperation. She said they are at a place where they can’t do things alone, and they have to do things together. She also pointed to the importance of such events, and others like Festival Antigonish, are for the whole community.
Boucher said this is the first year for the art fair team organizing the street fair.
The former Antigonish Visitor Information Centre has found a new life. It is being converted
(from left) Art Instructor Nancy Turniawan, Arts House Manager Mike MacEachern and Beth Latwaitis of Antigonish Art Fair
into an Arts House, a project of the organizers of the Antigonish Art Fair every summer. Beth Latwaitis of the Art Fair says the arts community has been looking for a place to call home for quite some time. Latwaitis says it is renting the building, with plans for classes to beginning this summer in art, painting and pottery.
Antigonish Town Councillor Andrew Murray welcomes the initiative.
You must be at the Arts House on Saturday to register for classes. Latwaitis says dancers are also booking into the building. As well, the Arts House will be renting space when lessons are not being offered in the facility.
There is a new, comprehensive way to find out when community events are taking place through Antigonish Town and County. Local groups have decided to work together on a unified events calendar that highlights events happening throughout Antigonish.
Tricia Cameron is the Director of Recreation & Special Events for the Town of Antigonish. She says the Downtown Business Association, Culture Alive, The Antigonish Art Fair, St.FX and Town and County will all use the same community events page. Cameron says it seemed very sensible to work together as a group:
The site is continuing to be updated, and Cameron says more events will be added as the groups confirm dates for Spring and Summer events. A link to the new community events calendar can be found on http://www.visitantigonish.ca