Delta Arts Council gives art to the people
August 4, 2011 by Martin
The Delta Arts Council has been around since 1969, their mission is to “stimulate, develop, co-ordinate and promote all artistic and cultural activities” in the area. The Council covers visual, performing and literary arts. Printing companies can only gain from a population that is educated in the arts in terms of future employees and future customers.
The Delta Arts Council is responsible for four separate areas in Delta; the Firehall Centre for the Arts, Arts corner at Literally Gifts in the Ladner Library, the Tsawwassen Arts Centre and artSpace. The Council also takes part in local events such as the Delta Museum and Archives Heritage Fair which will be held from September 1-30, 2011.
The Council offers art classes to the public in drawing, watercolour and pottery. ArtSpace, which on the outsides resembles the Mondrian influences of the Partridge Family bus. offers several services to the general public. It is the home of the North Delta Pottery Guild which provides access to pottery wheels, drying ovens and drying racks ArtSpace is also home to the Watershed Art Gallery which allows local artists to display and sell their paintings, pottery and photography. The upper floor of ArtSpace is used by Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture for arts and dance classes; the space can also be rented for up to 25 people.
The Delta Arts Council provides a much-needed service to the community. Life can only be enriched by the arts and the more access the general public has the better it will be for all of us.