Vankleek Hill –  Creating Centre de créativité, at the corner of High and Main, will be bursting into bloom this summer. After a successful inaugural year, Summer Programme Co-ordinator Umaia Perlin will be organizing new projects for visitors of all ages.

“It’s really wonderful to see people coming up with all these different activities and projects with the Centre,” says Perlin. “It’s become kind of a local hub for creative minds.”

The Art Cart Café is Perlin’s pet project for the summer. The Centre is proud to present this unique initiative, offering visitors a chance to try their hands at a stunning variety of craft materials both familiar and unusual. The Art Cart Café is a library of art and craft media, open to visitors of any age and ability. With the makings for projects involving polymer clay, fibre arts, needle felting and many more materials, the Art Cart has something for everyone.

Some of the ongoing projects include a Sketchbook Club and a Music and Arts Camp for ages four to 12. Teachers Alice Rodgers and Stephy Pete have collaborated with the Centre for the past year, offering music and fine art classes for children.

The Centre welcomes guests to share ideas and skills over complimentary beverages and snacks. For more information, visit The Cafe, located at 11 High Street (Hwy 34), is open Wednesday through Sunday from one to five pm.