Drop-in for one of our fun, family-friendly crafts, or join us at a community event.
Sundays starting January 23rd from 2-3:30pm or 4-5:30pm
Have something that needs mending? Learn to repair and beautify it at the same time!
On Sundays at 2pm, join facilitator Katie at Alter Arts Society's Community Art Hub to learn about visible mending--ways to patch and repair clothing that turns rips and tears into art. Taking its inspirations from upcycling and kintsugi (Japanese pottery repair with gold), this workshop provides a space for you to practice your visible mending skills.
Bring the items you intend to mend and we'll provide the mending material and supplies (donations are welcome). Katie will provide tips, tricks and troubleshooting. No experience necessary!
Join us for the early afternoon session from 2-3:30pm, or the late afternoon session from 4-5:30pm. Advance registration required. Space is limited, so be sure to register early.
Please bring a mask, proof of vaccination and one piece of photo ID. This event is by donation.
Join us to work on your project, hang out, and meet new friends. Everyone welcome!
Join us for some inspiration and a casual online hangout, and be sure to bring whatever art project you'd like to work on. There will be an opportunity to talk about your project if you'd like to do that, or just work in the presence of friendly faces.
Drop by the Community Art Hub to make your very own pillow case trick-or-treat bag, just in time for Halloween!
Go freehand, or use our stencils - you can even add a drawstring or a strap if you like. No crafting or sewing experience required! Pillow cases, fabric paint, decorative materials, and support provided.
Join Artist-in-Residence Tatiana Makovkin in for unstructured experimental costume crafts, or for help with costume ideas and creation from 3-6pm every Tuesday from now until Halloween.
We have a variety of tools and supplies available for mask making and costume design, including sewing machines, felt, buttons, feathers, glue guns, and much more! However, we are a donations-based organization so please bring materials to use and/or contribute if you can. Suggested donation: $5.
It's the perfect time to get ready for Halloween - see you at the Costume Lab!
There is no cost to attend, however donations to cover the cost of materials are gratefully accepted.
Summit Park Pumpkin Parade
Monday, November 1st, 5:30-8:30pm
Join us November 1st from 5:30-8:30pm for an enchanting fall experience celebrating the artistry of local pumpkin carvers. Bring your jack o'lantern for display along the paths in Summit Park for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy!
Surprise performances begin at 7:30pm! We ask that groups maintain physical distance.
Recommended donation of $2-5 to cover the cost of removing the pumpkins for composting.
Alter Arts Society is a registered non-profit organization and community initiative by and for artists located on the traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən people.
Those of us who are uninvited visitors to these territories, respectfully seek opportunities to unlearn oppressive, colonial practices that we have benefited from, and to follow the lead of the Indigenous stewards of these lands. We are committed to questioning existing power structures, supporting the decolonization of our society and institutions, and supporting Indigenous self-determination.