THE BAXTER IS BAC

MAKING • MOVING • DANCING • MEDITATING • DRAWING • TASTING • PAINTING •

FALL COURSES 2020 
Space is limited so sign up today!

COVID-19 protocols apply and more information can be found on each course outline.


Yin & Yang Yoga
Dance into Fall with Arwyn Carpenter
Introduction to Meditation
Drawing and Painting: Open Studio with Stewart Jones
Drawing Foundations with Stewart Jones
Adventures in Wine Tasting 

The Baxter is also OPEN for use throughout the year!

Are you planning an event or party? The Baxter Arts Centre is perfect for birthdays, showers, anniversaries and every celebration in between.
Contact us for more information

CHUMP CHANGE CHALLENGE


Baxter Launches Chump Change Challenge
(a solution for coin clutter)

Bloomfield, Ontario (10 July 2020)
Using less cash these days?  It seems tap is the way to pay during the pandemic.

The Baxter Arts Centre wants to free you of your unwanted and nearly obsolete coins! The stacks on your dresser, the pile on the kitchen counter, the brimming mug of currency, and the unneeded and unwanted chump change* in your jacket pockets and weighing down your jeans.

“We would really appreciate it if we could take  that outdated coin collection off your hands and put it toward a great cause,” said Gillian Maloney, the Chair of the Baxter Arts Centre’s Board of Directors. That “great cause,” according to Maloney, is the Baxter Arts Centre, which has been a community-owned place for arts education and programming since 2011. It has offered everything from music for tots, to relaxed drawing classes, writing workshops, health and wellbeing classes and a whole lot of fun for all ages. The Quarter Moon Coffee House calls “The Baxter” home.

To help you out with wrangling your loose change, “The Baxter” is offering a free retro style nod to the Andy Warhol Soup Can. This is where you can collect those wayward coins. And it comes with a handy slot in the top so you can easily fill and store your outmoded way to pay.

Interested? Here’s  how you can participate! Email larry@baxterartscentre.org. Let him know you’d like to take up the Challenge. He’ll make sure you get a can to collect that dreaded coin clutter. The Challenge goes on until the end of October. By November 15, you will be notified if you have won one of three prizes. Prizes will be given for the three heaviest cans (Hint: the larger coins weigh a lot more than dimes or pennies). Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more.

*    The phrase “chump change” first popped up in the mid-20th century. Its meaning today is “a small or trivial amount of money.” Maybe so, says Gillian Maloney but it’s welcomed and needed to help “The Baxter” continue to provide affordable arts education and programming to the residents of Prince Edward County. 

CLICK HERE OR ON THE CHUMP CHANGE CAN TO READ ABOUT THE NEWLY ANNOUNCED PRIZES!

COVID-19 UPDATE

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Baxter Arts Centre is following the directives of the health authorities regarding the safety of our members, volunteers, instructors and the community in general. If you are renting our space or signing up for a course we will gladly send you our Covid protocols.  

These are the times to be safe and take care of ourselves and each other. We are adapting to our changing environment as quickly as we are able. Please be patient as we work through this new landscape.

If you have specific questions please email alysa@baxterartscentre.org

VOLUNTEERING

Baxter Arts Centre depends on the vision and dedication of volunteers with a variety of skills.  If you are interested in being a Baxter volunteer or becoming a member of our Board of Directors, send an email to alysa@baxterartscentre.org. We look forward to meeting you.
 
 

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. 

    Sonya
  • 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. 

    Monika, Alexandre and Melanie Fida
    Angeline's Inn, Bloomfield
  • It was an opportunity to give back to the community that supports my business.

    Paul Rutter
    Rutter Brothers, Bloomfield
  • 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.

    Adam Busscher
    Owner, Picton Home Hardware
  • 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!

    Diana
  • 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.

    Arlene & Caroline
  • 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.

    Judy
  • 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.

    Larry
  • 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.

    Carlyn

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Fri 30

Plein-air composition, from sketch to final painting

October 30, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sat 31

Dance into Fall with Arwyn Carpenter

October 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am