I’m always excited to learn about new spaces popping up that provide opportunities for artists of all genres to create. Finding affordable studio space in any city can be a challenge. During my recent visit to North Battleford to record a SaskScapes podcast with artist Sherron Burns, I had the pleasure of spending time in the newly formed Artist Run Centre. It was wonderful to meet several of the artists working in the new space that day. Each has a section of the large studio, and each space is decorated with art that reflects the work and vision of the individuals. It’s a bright, open, vibrant space and it all came together through the efforts of artists who had a vision. They took that vision to the town council and as with many things in life, when the vision is there, the practical aspects just fall in line.
Here is their mission statement:
ARC: Creative Studios is an artist run centre in downtown North Battleford where artists can create new work, collaborate with one another and connect with community through markets, events, workshops and performances.
You can follow ARC on their Facebook page HERE
(photo included with this post shows painter, Rosemarie Stadnyk working with acrylics)
Stay tuned for an upcoming podcast in which Sherron speaks about how ARC came together!