Care about art? Community? Inclusivity? Youth? You’ll love our new members.
Today we signed new tenants- The Sackville Art Hive. They’re doing a launch event for Bordertown Festival here at The Commons, and are moving in today!
Founded by Shoshanna Wingate & Susie Vokey, and supported by Daybreak Activity Centre, we’re really thrilled to see the future of the space & organization unfold. Not sure what an "Art Hive" is? Check out this video to get the feel:
Join us for the Art Hive launch event on May 7th, 9am-4pm.
Come down to the Sackville Commons and try your hand at painting, drawing, needle felting, sewing, and collage. We’ll offer art stations to spark your creativity, but what you make is up to you. It’s about play. No judgement, no formal activities. You are encouraged to do what makes you happy. We welcome everyone from toddlers to senoirs. And it’s all free. An art hive is a community art studio that welcomes everyone as an artist. Also known as “public homeplaces,” these third spaces create multiple opportunities for dialogue, skill sharing, and art making backgrounds, ages, cultures and abilities. And stay tuned for more Sackville Art Hive Pop Ups throughout the summer.
Please check out their wishlist below if you have supplies you want to donate!
Sackville Art Hive Wish List (donations accepted May 6th at our Pop Up Art Hive, Sackville Commons, 9am-3pm or 9-5pm Monday-Friday at The Sackville Commons Co-op at 64 Main Street) If you have any craft or art items to donate, please consider bringing them down. Your generous donations will be put to use in our free community art studio.
Child-sized tables & chairs Fabrics, any size Thread Yarn Wool Roving Needles (sewing, needle felting) Buttons Felt sheets (acrylic or wool) Paints (NO oil please. All else, yes!) Paint Brushes Paper Foam Core Wood scraps Sandpaper Canvas Easel Shelving