Arts council starting up monthly events once again

Pearl Lorentzen
Lakeside Leader

Yesterday, October 20, the Lesser Slave Lake Regional Arts Council (RAC) had its first event since the COVID-19 pandemic started. It also has one coming up on Sunday, Oct. 25 and one for Christmas at the end of November.

“I had lots of goals in 2020,” says Megan McNeil with RAC, “and nothing happened.” In a normal year, RAC has a summer art camp for kids and monthly art days. This year it also wanted to paint a mural, place a piano in town, have a t-shirt design contest, and a summer women’s retreat. None of these happened, but it is now starting up its monthly art days.

On October 20, the event was to make bracelets with energy beads. These are beads made out of different stones which can be dipped in essential oils.
On Sunday, October 25, starting at 2 p.m. people are invited to make driftwood wind chimes at the Slave Lake Pioneer Drop In Centre. RAC members will lead the craft. These are made out of local driftwood, flattened cutlery and nails. It costs $40. People must register in advance and attendance is limited. To register call Julie at 780-805-1547 or email slregionalartscouncil@gmail.com.

“We always try to do something for Christmas,” says McNeil. This year it will be Christmas arrangements made with fresh boughs and other greenery. There are two price options.

RAC also plans to start up its monthly planning meetings. In the past, these have been the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. They are looking for more board members and volunteers.

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