The Chilliwack Cultural Centre is looking to fill a void that will soon open up with the departure of the Chilliwack Community Arts Council from the building.
To fill it, the society's artistic and managing director Michael Cade is looking to offer a wide range of arts and crafts programming in the clay, crafting, painting and drawing, and performance studios.
Vanessa Chase, the new programs animator, will be responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination of the new arts and crafts programming and is eager to see this exciting new activity taking place in all corners of the Centre.
Chase was part of the team that opened the centre back in 2010, and the board of directors, staff, and volunteers are all very excited to welcome her return.
The new program offerings are expected to start sometime in the spring. Currently, Cade and Chase are soliciting suggestions for programs as well as searching for experienced and qualified instructors in various fine arts and crafting genres.
"We would love to hear from people who have ideas they would like to share, and are actively looking for those people who will become members of our instruction staff," Cade said.
Those with ideas are asked to email info@ chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.
Additionally, the centre is looking for donations of arts and crafting supplies, equipment, tools, and books. In many areas, they will be starting from scratch, and any help they can get would be greatly appreciated.