The Boissevain-Morton Arts Council will be doing some upgrades on the exterior of their building, including repairing/replacing shingles, eaves troughing and cornices of the arts hall. This, thanks to a provincial grant through the Arts, Sport and Culture Manitoba program, as well as from the Boissevain-Morton Foundation.

However, this won't stop this committee from sharing music and the arts with their community over the next number of months!

Arts council chair, Lisa Heide, says they're hosting a ukulele workshop with the Brandon Ukulele Club on April 20th and the response for that has been fantastic!  "Hopefully we'll be able to expand that into more workshops, maybe for adults or maybe a second class after a beginner's class."

"Our kids' workshops are always really well attended," adds Heide, "During the Fall and winter, we had a Tuesday after school class and a Thursday after school class with lots of kids. That was successful and tons of fun!  We don't do the after-school programs in the spring because the kids are very busy with baseball."

On May 10th they'll be hosting a canvas paint & sip night at the Sawmill in Boissevain at 7 pm.  

"Summer is always our Artisan's Market at the Wildlife Museum and we're in the process of figuring out all those details and trying to invite new artists to come. And then in the summer we also have our kids' pop up summer program on Fridays!"  The Artisan's Market kicks off the summer season on the May long weekend, May 19th.

"And we might have some mural projects this summer," adds Heide. "We're just finishing up those details before we announce that."

"Otherwise, we're just really busy doing our mission, to promote the arts and have public art and support local artists!"

The local arts council is planning a capital campaign for renovations on the inside of the building, with hopes to launch that later this year. 

Visit the Boissevain-Morton Arts Council website or Facebook page for more information on these and all other upcoming events!