The Red Dirt Skinners play Studio 64 on May 13, 2022. Submitted photo

The Red Dirt Skinners play Studio 64 on May 13, 2022. Submitted photo

Kimberley Cranbrook arts scene hopping

It’s cool outside but plenty to do inside, check out an art exhibit, take a class, take in a concert

Centre 64

The gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free and most works are for sale.Currenlty on exhibit is “Adjudicated Young Artists Exhibition” April 26-May 21 2022. For all events from the Kimberley Arts Council check out their events calendar. https://kimberleyarts.com/calendar/#!calendar

Also Centre 64 is in the process of having a new roof installed. It hasn’t interrupted operations except for the theatre being closed while the work is being done.

May 12 – Da-VIN-ci Paint Night with Sam Millard. 6:30 p.m. at Centre 64.$30 members, $36 non-members, includes all supplies and a glass of wine.

This week, until May 10, online workshop, Step By Step Art Class, Create Mother’s Day cards.

Four week dance workshop begins May 26. Workshop 1 – Body; Workshop 2 – Space; Workshop 3 – Environment; Workshop 4 – Creation

Fabricated – North Star Quilters Society

Beginning May 24 and hanging in the gallery at Centre 64 until June 4, will be Fabricated, the work of the North Star Quilters Society.

Art Gallery Kimberley’s first solo art exhibit at the Laundromat

May 4-28: Solo Art Exhibition by Grant Smith

May 13, 7-9 pm: Art Exhibition Opening Reception

May 16, 7 pm: FREE introductory drawing art demo by Grant Smith (registration required)

May 18, 7 pm: FREE introductory watercolour art demo by Grant Smith (registration required)

May 20, 7 pm: FREE introductory stencil print art demo by Grant Smith (registration required)

Cranbrook Arts 1401 5th St N and 1013 Baker St. Cranbrook

Cranbrook Arts presents the work of April Lund in the 1401 Gallery for the month of May. This exhibit opens Friday May 6th at 12:30 p.m. A talk and reception will be held Saturday May 7th from 2:00-4:00pm. Come and meet April, listen to her discuss her work and be able to ask her questions directly. Coffee, tea and goodies will be served.

Beginning Wednesday, May 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Hands on Art with Lanna Arts. Lanna will guide children ages 2 to 4 (must be accompanied by adult) through a hands on exploration of colour, texture and shape. Four sessions in all.

Felt Emotions: Emotions Felt – This colourful and unique exhibit of hand felted clothing by Barb Guillen began April 1 at the 1401 gallery. Cranbrook Arts is very excited to be able to show off Barb’s skill in our perfect new setting.

Cranbrook Arts Shop displaying and selling the work of local artists and artisans 1013 Baker St. open weekly Wednesday to Saturday 10:30 – 4:30 daily.

All children’s classes are now coming to a close and their final assignments have been to paint 4 by 8 foot murals for the end wall. While the exterior renovation fund is built up, these kid -created murals will brighten another exterior wall and cover some flaws! Thanks to Shyre for this brave undertaking and look forward to seeing the finished products installed.

Summer Camps will be on again for this year for the months of July and August. We are currently recruiting camp leaders and look forward to advertising our themed weekly camps very soon. Registration should be available some time this month. Watch the webpage at cranbrookarts.com.

Cranbrook Arts would like to notify the public that entry to the 1401 Gallery is now by donation. All proceeds of this fund are going towards the exterior renovation fund. The 1401 Gallery is open Friday and Sunday 12:30pm – 4:30pm and Saturdays 10:30am – 4:30 p.m.

Winter Ale Concert Series

Together as partners, the Fisher Peak Performing Artists Society, Key City Theatre, and Fisher Peak Brewing Company present the 2022 Winter Ale Concert Series. RedGirl Trio, opened by Maddisun on May 17.

Kimberley Studio 64 Spring Concert Series

The Spring Series presents the Red Dirt Skinners on May 13. Arts Council members – $90.00 or $33.00 per ticket per show Non-Arts Council members – $35 per ticket per show

Vendors markets at Heritage in support of Ukraine

Heritage Inn Vendors Market in support of Ukrainian refugees settling in Cranbrook. There will be three indoor markets in the ballroom of The Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre. The dates are

Sunday May 29, 2022

Sunday June 26, 2022

There will be twenty five onus vendors, after expenses vendor fees, donations collected at the door go

Directly to the group helping the refugees.

MoJo Beatz Music at the Heritage Lounge

Friday, June 3

“MoJo Beatz Music” – An eclectic taste in genres and passion for beautiful harmonies fuse the flows of Upbeat Pop, Hip Hop, RnB, Jazz, World and Dance Music – into one energetic performance. Also appearing Ghost Joseph. Nate brings some epic alternative hiphop to the table with his avante guard style beats and a truly original approach to the genre of hiphop. And also “Kalvin Klassen” – A soulful RnB singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Tickets are $10 at the door or $6 in advance through Eventbrite.

Fisher Peak Fiber Arts Guild

The guild welcomes beginners and those experienced in the fiber arts. They meet at the Cranbrook Senior Citizens’ Centre on the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. For more information please contact Tessa at fisherpeakfiberartsguild@gmail.com or call 250-919-6743.

A heads up to all Ceramists; Cranbrook Arts will be hosting an exhibit in September and will be inviting all area ceramists to apply. Details coming soon.

Funtastics in Cranbrook

The Funtastic Singers meet to sing every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 -3:00pm ish in the workshop. Contact Audrey at 250-489-5047 for more info.

Cranbrook Quilters Guild 

Cranbrook Quilters Guild meets at the Seniors Hall Tues morning 9:30- 11:30 am for hand quilting, library access, help with projects and “sit and stitch.” Also, monthly meeting is the 4th tues of the month from 7:00-9:00 pm. Zoom for business meeting and demos/workshops on 2nd tues of month. If interested, email: cranbrookguild@gmail.com or facebook/website “ Cranbrook Quilters Guild”.

Bridge in Kimberley

Drop in to Kimberley’s Centennial Hall Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. for duplicate bridge. Covid vaccine mandatory. Contact Linda Johnson 250-427-1784.

Artists in Residence at Centre 64

Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m. drop by the gallery at Centre 64 to see artists at work.

Coming in September, PEAK Music Fest

The 2022 ‘PEAK’ Music Festival scheduled for Friday September 2nd and Saturday September 3rd will be infused with funding from the Columbia Basin Trust. It’s not too early to get involved. Volunteers and performance-ready artists are encouraged to register at www.fisherpeakperformingartists.com

Senior’s Day at Cranbrook Legion

Every third Wednesday The Cranbrook Legion Branch #24 hosts ‘Senior’s Day at the Legion’. Join ‘Bud’s Friends’ for an hour of Sing-a-long from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A lunch of great sandwiches and yummy sweet treats is provided and served by the ‘Telus Ambassadors’, Come and join us for an hour of fun and lively singing. If you come with a group you should get there early, (shortly after 1pm) to get a good seat. And it’s free.