The Creative City

I’m still unwinding a bit from a hectic weekend of Jane’s Walk business (from afar) and another community event here in Vermont that I was organizing… which included a walking tour incidentally… funny how these things happen :)

However, I will never be too tired or busy to tell you that this Friday May 13, The Creative City Centre will have it’s grand opening and fundraising event – “The ‘Pay the Plumber’ Party”! This project has been a labour of love for Marian Donnelly and the folks who’ve been scraping paint, patching walls, and refinishing wood trim and it is so exciting to finally celebrate. The space looks fantastic and the work that is happening there is inspiring to say the least!

Marian has taken a space that was all but forgotten and created a place for artists and the community to collaborate and develop the downtown as a hub for arts and culture in Regina. The Creative City Centre has artist studios, an artist in residence program, and a beautiful performing space already up and running on the third floor with the second floor dedicated to work and retail space for a local fashion collective. Suffice it to say we are really lucky to have Marian and the Creative City Centre in town!

The grand opening and party will be a blast with all donations going to support the renovations of the building (you know… to pay the plumber)! Go check it out and throw in a little cash to support this exciting new space! From their site:

There will be a cash bar, a variety of dj’s to keep the party going all night long, as well as a live set from Regina’s up and coming funksters Fur Eel.  We will be starting the night early at 6 pm with the opening reception for the visual art show “Mr. Johnson’s Belief Continuum” featuring works by Katherine Boyer and Teiji Wallace-Lewis.  Our printmaking tenants, Articulate Ink, will be doing some demonstration print making between 8:30 and 9:30.  All of our visual art tenants will be present, so come early, grab a drink, have a tour of the building, make a large donation, and plan to dance until the wee hours.  Help us celebrate!  Help us pay the plumber!  It’s Friday the 13th!  It’s finally nice outside!  How many reasons do we need to have fun at the Creative City Centre?

You can check out all their events here and coverage from the Leader Post of the launch of the CCC is here.

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