The Londonderry Arts Council held their meeting on Monday night, March 19 to discuss the upcoming events that they will be hosting.
First on the list was Londonderry’s annual “Art in Action” where artists join together to display their talents of creating all kinds of artwork such as painting, pottery, and even jewelry making. This year, the Arts Council will be holding this event on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday May 6 from 10am-4pm. The artists will be featured once again at Mack’s Apples Farm Market. The show is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. There are only 25 spaces available for the artists and 13 people are already registered, leaving only 12 remaining spots for artists to get involved. If you are interested in this event, you are encouraged to contact Barbara Scott at: events@LondonderryArtsCouncil.org with the subject line: May Art in Action. You must also fill out the application form that can be downloaded on the Londonderry Arts Council’s website: LondonderryArtsCouncil.org.
Karen Giguere also made the announcement that the Londonderry Arts Café would not be continuing in 2019. Due to the low turnout of the public and less participation by artists, it was difficult to keep the show running properly. The artists also had to pay a fee to get into the show as well. Some artists also found it difficult to sell their artwork while musicians played so closely to their set-up.
The location was also an issue due to the fact that the Londonderry Senior Center is not located on a busy road and people may have missed the opportunity to see this event. The fact that it was held at the senior center may have also given the idea that the event was for the older generation. Ideas were generated by the Council to possibly try the Arts Café again when Woodmont is constructed.
Concerts on the Common was also discussed at the meeting, where the Arts Council books various forms of entertainment for the summer months for the public to enjoy. The concerts are held on the Town Common at 265 Mammoth Road on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. An email has been sent out to last year’s sponsors to see if they wish to get involved again. A few commitments have been made for sponsors, but the Council is still waiting on sponsors who have not yet replied. The Council also has until August 1 to fill vacancies for performances, but are pleased with the line-up they currently have.
The upcoming months will bring about summer, sunshine, and enjoying the company of family and friends. The Londonderry Arts Council is looking to enrich the community’s lives with local artists who want to share their creativity with the public. If you are an artist, you can get involved with Art in Action. If you want to support the artists of Londonderry, you can stop by Mack’s Apples in May and see the beautiful works of art made by local artists.