Our home is where the art is
White Rock has had a reputation as an arts city for many years and, as a validation to this idea, artists were invited to participate in an event to help honour their contributions to the community (Artists honoured by city, Feb. 12).
Musicians, dancers, painters, writers of note were on hand to receive the deserved kudos and, in fact, everyone was surprised at the amount of talent that our fair city has on its doorstep.
The city council and mayor are commended for this effort, and it is hoped that this encouragement will spill over to our residents and business community.
The continued support of the arts must be an inclusive endeavour and participation by the public in the various artistic venues is imperative.
An artistic community can only thrive and survive with enough people attending local events, venues and collecting artwork from our home-grown artists.
We all need to do our part to ensure we have a healthy and thriving economy in our own backyard and a good start is to safeguard and acknowledge our “community treasures.”
Shop, entertain and participate in our own ’hood is my suggestion.
Marilyn Hurst, White Rock