The 2018 Walk of Courage raised more than $2000. City Art Centre members walked downtown London to support our charity. Members were energetic and lively as they voiced their support to turn heads as we walked. We were triumphant in our mission to raise awareness of City Art Centre’s need.
From 12pm – 4pm, 219 visitors trekked through City Art Centre to experience Doors Open festivities. As guides lead people on tours of the building, named T Block, they described its architecture and history. Originally, T Block accommodated military personnel. Young recruits were educated here and the building housed military stores. It has now morphed into its present day use. The guides gave a run-down of the artist gallery, studio and storage rooms of the now renovated inner structure. As well, a workshop challenged visitors to create as members do. The visitors partook in a free barbeque and all art sales monies were donated back to the centre.
Thanks to the London Community Foundation City Art Centre has received $2600.00 to put towards the payment of our Volunteer Coordinators. Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and this stipend is confirmation concerning what they do. We welcome this affirmation recognizing our Volunteers.
City Art Centre is holding an Art Show in April, aptly named Mental Health is Blooming, and would like to invite the public to view or possibly participate in the show. The Opening Reception is on Friday April 12 between the hours of 7:00pm - 9:00 pm. The rest of the show runs from April 13 to April 18, each day from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. With this show we express ourselves through our artwork immersing the public with our artistic renditions while referencing who we are as artists. We follow our own creative process producing our own individualistic work. We expose ourselves in the hope that the public can relate. Please come and witness our artistic triumphs as we revel in our majestic artworks. The public can purchase art.
Kensington Market is an exciting, compelling and intoxicating place to be. Accompany City Art Centre on this journey from London to exhilarating downtown Toronto. It will be a day of exploration and adventure as we peruse this gem of eclectic stores, galleries, restaurants and cafes. Be swept away by its history and varied ethnic past. To reserve a seat submit twenty dollars to a Volunteer Coordinator. This will be reimbursed when we get to Kensington Market and is to be spent at your discretion. We will be meeting at the centre on May 30, 2019 at 8:00 am and will be leaving soon afterwards, returning the same day.