DEAR BAXTER ARTS CENTRE SUPPORTERS:
We miss you and the hustle and bustle of art-making at The Baxter! With all the new changes in the world, The Baxter Arts Centre has been hard at work adapting to our new normal. We still love art and want to offer you the very best in art programming from the comfort and safety of your home. We are very excited to announce Online@Baxter!
Starting in June, The Baxter will be offering online classes including painting, music lessons, lecture series and writing workshops. We are not ready to reveal all the details quite yet but please check back soon to find all of our exciting online courses on our website.
Join our Travelogue from home on June 1st
Japan is an amazing country – friendly people, rich culture and enticing food. All wrapped up in a hyper-clean country with easy efficient transport. Come and explore central Japan starting in the temple city of Kyoto, stay at a Buddhist Shibuko inn, hike ancient mountain trails, be spoiled at a ryokan and then get lost in bustling Tokyo in time for cherry blossoms. We will also cover the “how-to” of organizing and travelling in this wonderful country.
This travelogue will start at 7:00 pm Monday, June 1st and be conducted by ZOOM; please join a few minutes early and have your video off and your audio muted.
HERE IS THE LINK
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).
PROGRAMS Online@Baxter - Online Courses Coming Soon
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic and the State of Emergency declared by the Premier of Ontario, the Baxter Arts Centre building is closed. We need to follow the directives of the health authorities regarding the safety of our members, volunteers, instructors and the community in general.
The Baxter Arts Centre will remain closed until allowed to open by Provincial authorities.
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!
If you have signed up for programs, we are in the process of arranging refunds and/or offering credits until we are underway again. Please be patient as we work through the issues.
If you have specific questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.