Artists and performers in the community will be celebrating a milestone this fall.
An Arts Celebration, put on by the Prince Albert Arts Board, will be held on Oct. 27 at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre and Mann Art Gallery.
“That celebration is that it is 10 years since we had the building of the E.A. Rawlinson Centre and the Mann Art Gallery,” Prince Albert Arts Board chair Roxanne Dicke said. “It is a celebration of a decade of the arts.”
The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. and will be open to the public.
“People can come out and have tours of the whole building,” Dicke said. “They can see backstage, the flag towers, the innerworkings of the theatre that they may not have the opportunity to see before.”
Not only will there be a backstage tour, the Mann Art Gallery will also be doing tours of their vault and the gallery, Dicke said.
“We are having a big, large cake for everybody and there will be entertainment,” Dicke said. “Different artists will be performing in the lobby.”
In addition to performances and tours, Dicke said they will also be inviting artists, groups and organizations to set up a table at the event in order to tell the public about their group or organization.
“There will be some stuff being sold, some stuff being shared, membership information -- just to bring the arts groups in the city together,” Dicke said. “It will also to get us networking as well. It is to get us working together and supporting one another. We thought the 10-year anniversary was a great time to do that.”
At the end of the event, there will be a short concert in the theatre space and the Arts Board will be making an announcement of a new initiative, Dicke said.
“Groups who would like a table and to be represented in some way, they can get ahold of Darren McCaffrey at the Rawlinson or myself,” Dicke said.
Arts are a vital part of the Prince Albert culture, which is why the celebration is important, Dicke explained.
“The arts are the heart of a community,” Dicke said. “They are a really important part in the expression of the community of who we are.”
Having a strong arts culture also attracts more people to the community, she said.
“Celebrating the arts and getting people connected through the arts is a great way to get people connected through the city and to enhance the city,” Dicke said. “Really that is what the Prince Albert Arts Board is here to do -- to be not only an advocate for arts groups but also a place that people can come to find out what the city has to offer.”
She hopes many people come out to celebrate the arts at the end of the month.
“I hope it has good buzz and people come just to enjoy the afternoon, enjoy a beverage and take in what the city has to offer.”