Drop-in Studio & Gallery

For adults who face mental health challenges


Being a City Art Centre member means you can sign up for responsibilities for art shows we are involved in. For example, help make tags for paintings, be responsible for hanging paintings, help design posters, suggest the theme for shows, and transport art work if the show is offsite, clean up before and after the show. For every twenty hours of use of studio space members must participate in one hour of cleaning: keep art supplies and frames in order, organize your own cubby hole, clean work station after use, sweep and mop the floor, keep bathrooms clean and tidy the lounge. We encourage members to be active in maintaining City Art Centre to create a place of harmony.


Volunteer coordinators are the backbone of our organization. As the first point of contact they answer phones, greet potential members and provide tours of City Art Centre. One of their major duties is to deal with the intake of donations and also process sales. Volunteer coordinators are involved with the organization of City Art Centre art shows and coordinate the opening reception. Volunteer coordinators carry out administrative duties such as light filing and keeping track of canvas allotment to members.

Prospective volunteer coordinators must be a member for at least three months. They undergo training about all facets of City Art Centre procedures from sales to donations. Having a calling for helping people the volunteer coordinator must be attentive and intuitive with people. They must be able to handle all situations that arise in the day-to-day running of City Art Centre. Volunteer coordinators know they are respected and valued by all members of City Art Centre. Coordinators are paid per diem.


A potential member must attend three times before they are accepted into the membership. After showing an interest they must express their intention to become a member. The prospective member is then read the membership agreement and disruptive behavior policy. Pertinent information is provided by the new member and signature is provided stating that what is stated in the agreement is understood.