Coquitlam's Place des Arts is marking 40 years in operation this season and is celebrating with an innovative community art project.
Community members are invited to contribute to the design and creation of a series of decorative banners that will be used to decorate Carré Heritage Square in Maillardville.
The project is funded by a $3,000-grant from the Coquitlam Foundation. Local experienced artist and Place des Arts teacher Joy Kirkwood is designing the banners and leading a series of community engagements to design the banners. The designs will incorporate local history and culture with native flora and fauna.
Community members are invited to drop by the atrium at Place des Arts and help Kirkwood work on the banners, ask questions or provide feedback on June 14, 15 and 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Painting of the banners will take place on Jean Baptiste Day, Sunday, June 24 from noon till 3 p.m.
GREASE GETS COVERED ON EVERGREEN STAGE
Tri-Cities residents still have three more days to catch some young local talent performing in one of the most popular musicals of all time.
Grease, starring students of the Broadway Bound Performing Arts studio, is running at the Evergreen Cultural Centre at 7: 30 p.m. until Saturday, June 10 with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
Most of the actors attend local secondary schools. The students have been working on the production, polishing their acting, singing, dancing since September of last year.
Tickets for the show are $20 or $18 for seniors and children under 12.