Located in the Heritage Arts Centre
39 Maple Avenue
It is a community touchstone for anyone looking for information, classes or events in a wide variety of arts disciplines – dance, drama, visual arts, quilting, and music, or cultural and seasonal special events like summertime teas, street markets, buskers, and BBQ’s.
The Arts Council’s main office is located in the Heritage Arts Centre, a historic Royal Bank building, beautifully renovated by community volunteers to create a warm and inviting exhibition space. It features a kaleidoscope of exhibitions, which change monthly, from local and not-
The Hamiota Square Dance Club meets every Thursday evening throughout the winter months and encourages anyone who likes to square dance or wishes to learn, to join them in the main gallery for a little exercise and a lot of fun.
Upstairs, the Heritage Arts Centre houses the Hamiota and District Archives, maintained by dedicated volunteers. They are available to answer any of your questions about the town or area of a historical nature, every Monday morning for ten months of the year and by appointment throughout the summer.
Also upstairs, the Hamiota Art Group meets every Thursday from October to April in a warm and sunny workspace and welcomes all level of artists to join them from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or any part of the day you can manage. Work on your own art projects or join them for workshops and classes as they are scheduled.
It is a great opportunity to learn from peers in a very welcoming environment. A fresh schedule of workshops, classes, exhibitions, and special events is made available each spring and can be picked up from the Arts Council office.
Information on the dance program, registration forms, or dance committee contact numbers are available from the Arts Council office anytime. The registration meeting for the dance program is usually held at the Arts Centre in late August or early September and dance class instruction begins in the fall.
In summer, Thursday is ‘Arts Centre’ day in Hamiota with “Tea at the Old Bank” running each Thursday from 2-
Throughout the year, the Arts Council provides special youth activities Halloween, Christmas, art classes, performers, facilitates birthday parties);organizes musical events of both local and touring talent; and opportunities for social and cultural activities like our Scottish Ceilidh in February. They are eager to encourage budding artists in area classrooms through school workshops or adult classes as well.
The Heritage Arts Centre facility itself is available for rent – wedding/baby showers, Christmas parties, retirement/birthday celebrations, as well as a pleasant environment for meetings and workshops at reasonable rates. WiFi access, projector, and sound system equipment are available as well.
Drop in, check out the exhibitions, sign up for classes – there’s always something new going on and the Arts Council looks forward to meeting you and helping you develop your art interests in the Mid-
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