August 2018 at Place des Arts
Home to our arts community
Whew! Hot much? Thankfully, it's nice and cool inside Place des Arts, so our Summer Fun campers can focus on building their creative skills and stretching their imaginations. Check out some pictures of what they've been up to!

The majority of our summer camps wrap up in August, but we're excited to welcome more than 50 children to our annual subsidized ArtReach camp.

Read on for info about a second round of auditions for our Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company and auditions for two Cello Ensembles. We'll also tell you about new Arts & Wellness classes, release a call for artists, profile our fabulous new Theatre for Life teacher, Laura Drummond and more. So, grab a tall glass of something cold, place yourself in front of the fan and enjoy!

I'll be soakin' up the rays :-)
Kate Lancaster
Communications Coordinator, Place des Arts

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what's on? 
artreachSubsidized Camp Reaches Kids in Need
Thanks to our generous ArtReach sponsors

We're gearing up to welcome 53 children ages 5 - 11 to our fully subsidized ArtReach camp. From August 13 to 17, the kids will dive into their imaginations and learn new skills in a variety of visual and performing arts classes. At the end of the week, friends and family are invited to drop by for Friday Fun Day where they will surely be impressed by the kids' creative output!

Thanks, in part, to our generous sponsors, Place des Arts is able to offer this annual week-long camp at no cost to in-need families. The camp includes all classes and supplies, a healthy meal program and is supported by an Education Assistant to enhance accessibility for students and their families.

Big thanks to our 2018 ArtReach sponsors!
summerfun Summer Camps in Final Stretch
Take a look at some of the fun we had!
Our fabulous Summer Fun! art camps are wrapping up for the year, with the sixth and final week taking place from August 7-10. We always have a blast hosting the kids and watching them create their very own masterpieces each and every day.  
what's new? 
Find Wellness through the Arts
New classes added to our Arts & Wellness Program 

We absolutely believe that participating in artistic endeavours enhances our health and well-being, which is why we're so excited to be building our Arts and Wellness Program!

For our 2018/19 season, in addition to our established classes, Adapted Art for youth and adults and Dance for PD for adults 18+ living with Parkinson's disease, we'll be offering session classes in Theatre for Life for ages 50+ and Visual Arts for PD for ages 18+.

If you, or someone you know, would benefit from these great classes, registration is now open.

Throughout the 2018-19 season, all Arts & Wellness programs will be subsidized by 50%. Register online, by phone, or in person and the 50% subsidy will automatically be applied to all fees associated with the class. Not vaild for any other programs.

Photo credit: Ellis Gaskell
Coquitlam Youth Theatre Auditions
In case you missed the first round - here's round 2 

Did you miss our first round of Coquitlam Youth Theatre (CYT) auditions in June? Don't despair! Young performers ages 10-17 interested in building skills and performing in two shows over the season are invited to audition for our 2018/19 Coquitlam Youth Theatre Company in a second round of auditions on Monday, August 27.

Photo credit: Nenad Stevanovic  (From CYT's spring 2018 performance at the Inlet Theatre)

Cello Ensemble Auditions
Learn to play well with others! 

Our wonderful cello teacher Aleksandra Dziobek is holding auditions for two cello ensembles for the 2018/19 season. She promises you'll have fun while learning how to play in a small ensemble, and says students will improve intonation, rhythm and technique while developing new repertoire and learning to play chamber music.

The ensembles will meet weekly during the fall, winter and spring sessions, and will have opportunities to perform throughout the season.

Ensemble 1: Ages 9-12 with a minimum of Grade 3 RCM
Ensemble 2: Ages 18+ all levels welcome

WHEN: Sunday, September 9, 2018
WHERE: Place des Arts, Coquitlam
AUDITION PREP: Two contrasting pieces.

To book your audition, contact Fine and Performing Arts Programmer Wen Dee Wong:
604.664.1636 ext. 38 | [email protected]

get inspired
Meet our Theatre for Life Teacher
Theatre artist Laura Drummond joins our team!

Laura Drummond believes in creating a safe, welcoming, connected and supportive environment full of fun and activity where individuals can grow, take risks and bring their best selves. Sounds pretty great to us, and that's why we're thrilled to welcome her to our theatre arts faculty for the 2018/19 season to teach our new Theatre for Life class for ages 50+!

Laura is an accomplished actor, facilitator and teacher who has been teaching classes for young people and adults that are geared towards those who have never taken drama before or who are, perhaps, shy or nervous about the idea. She says, "It is a joy to see the growth in the students' confidence and skills and the sense of connection to each other that develops. I am really excited to bring that same dynamic to the Theatre for Life students."

We had a chat with Laura to find out more about her and what people can expect from her Theatre for Life class. Interested? Read more here!
get informed
Call for Artists! 
Time to start making minis for Positively Petite    
Are you an artist who loves to create things small and beautiful? Submit your application for our annual Positively Petite miniature exhibition and take the opportunity to sell your work for the holiday season.
The show runs from November 16 to December 20 this year, with a festive opening reception on Friday, November 16 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
The application deadline is:
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm. 
For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator Kim Correia at
604.664.1636 ext 32 | [email protected]  
Spring Session Draw Prize
Congrats to Winnie Li!

Congratulations to Winnie Li who won our spring session survey draw. Winnie's daughter was registered in our Musical Rainbow program and participated in Drawing and Painting and Tiny Tutus classes during our 2017-2018 season.  


Want to win a $75 gift certificate to Place des Arts?
Just fill out our program surveys when we send them out to registered students, and you'll be entered into the draw! 

get out in the community
Kaleidoscope Festival
Full-Day Event Features Live Performances

Coquitlam's Kaleidoscope Arts Festival is coming up on Saturday, August 11 from 2:00 - 10:00 pm at Town Centre Park and admission is free!!

Headlining the festival this year is the Juno award-winning band The Philosopher Kings, and the event will also feature more dynamic live performances across two stages, including concerts by pop singer Mathew V and high-energy violinist Kytami, plus other unique and engaging artists.

We'll be in the Art Zone from 2:00 - 8:00pm - drop by and create your own eco-art seedling planter!
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