DEAR BAXTER ARTS CENTRE SUPPORTERS:
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the State of Emergency declared by the Premier of Ontario, the Baxter Arts Centre is closed, effective immediately. We need to follow the directives of the health authorities regarding the safety of our members, volunteers, instructors and the community in general.
We expect to be closed until Easter (April 10 – 12), after which the Board of Directors will review the advice from the health authorities to see if and when we are able to resume our programming.
If you have signed up for programs, we are in the process of arranging refunds and/or offering credits until we are under way again. Please be patient as we work through the issues.
If you have specific questions please email email@example.com
As you know, not-for-profit charitable organizations largely depend on member support through memberships and donations. Our closure places a financial burden on the Baxter as we deal with fixed costs and loss of potential income. We are grateful for community support, and turn to you in our time of need. Please consider buying a membership or making a donation – which will get you a charitable tax receipt. You might also consider donating the amount of your refund to the Baxter Arts Centre (also tax-deductible).
These are the times to be safe and take care of ourselves and each other. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Baxter as soon as possible!
Until then, stay well, and stay hopeful!
The Board of Directors
Baxter Arts Centre
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the lovely march break camp you put on last week. You enriched our children’s lives by introducing them to textures, new materials and art processes. Every day my children came home inspired, excited for art and design and surprisingly zen- lol. Well done! I can’t wait to see the finished product.
The arts are so important to all ages, Baxter Arts Centre provides programs and events in all aspects of the arts; visual, musical, spoken, and performed and encompasses all ages from children upwards. It is a vital part of our community.
It was an opportunity to give back to the community that supports my business.
The Baxter Centre renovation has been remarkable, the volunteers have not only saved a historic building but have managed to create a space that can help foster the arts in Prince Edward County. These types of volunteer initiatives are what makes the County such a wonderful place to live and work.
Thank you for all the fantastic work you have done to save this building! It has been years of pure volunteer effort that has made the Baxter Building a community asset for Bloomfield once again. Thank you, thank you!
We see the potential for an enhanced quality of life not only in our community but the County as a whole. This we can accomplish by significantly broadening the scope and extending the reach of arts programming and education in Prince Edward County.
The vision of transforming the Don Baxter Memorial Building into a place for the arts is an excellent example of creative and committed citizens working to enhance community and quality of place.
I can remember when I spent a lot of time doodling, thinking about drawing and creating things I imagined. I thought about being able to draw so that I could get stuff out of my brain and onto paper, to make it come alive. And maybe, one day make a living from my art. That was when I was yet a teen. Today, I realize I could have done just that with a little help.
Art is not just a frill or a luxury. It is the way that we as humans define ourselves, and it is through art that cultures are remembered and celebrated.