Like-minded community members gathered on December 5, 2016 at an Art Hive Summit, co-sponsored by Peterborough Dialogues, and planted the seeds for Creating Space.
A small core planning group met through the winter of 2017 and began organizing community art studio pop up booths around town in the spring. That spring and summer, we partnered with Seeds of Change to provide weekly drop in sessions in their space.
In November 2017, we came across an amazing, accessible, street front space at 247 George St. N. (The Peterborough SUP Shop). It was available from November-April that year when the SUP Shop is seasonally closed (which also helped keep a small business in the downtown by filling the space off-season). With a quick appeal to our friends, and through their incredible generosity (heart-felt thanks to each of them!), we raised enough money to cover rent and insurance through the winter. After that, The John Howard Society of Peterborough kindly hosted us from May-October 2018. After that, Emmanuel United Church West kindly took us in.
As of October 2019, we finally have a more permanent home in the old PCVS school building! Our fabulous new studio is downstairs in Room 17.
To help us cover rent and insurance for our beautiful new space, please go to our Patreon account!
Since we launched in the Spring of 2017, over 1500 people have sat down at our art tables to experience belonging and express their creativity. We hope you’ll stop in and play too!