The past two years have presented many challenges to groups and that includes those in the arts community.

Jane Ireland is the Arts Administrators with the Killarney-Turtle Mountain Arts Council and she likes how 2022 is shaping up.

“We’re ready for the first week of July which is when our next exhibition with a ceramic artist and it’s amazing.”

The end of July will be the Arts Council’s second annual Sights and Sounds Festival. It’s set for July 29-31. “We have arts and music and we have over 12 artists performing and we also have an artisans market featuring local and regional artists selling their own stuff” said Ireland.

The rising inflation rate has impacted many segments of society and the arts is no exception.

“We haven’t put anything up and we hope we can make things work without increasing anything although our costs have gone up. For us it’s more important to get these programs out into the community and we may take a hit this year and we might have to look at it next year.”