Art in Songs at La Fab Art Centre
Several years ago, the former heritage rectory of St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church in Chelsea was transformed into La Fab Arts Centre, an artists’ cooperative and cultural centre. As part of the transformation, artists now manage a small garden. Stroll its pathways, admire the sculptures, then venture inside the centre to chat with artists working in their studios, view works at two galleries and explore La Fab’s new boutique. (Check La Fab’s website for ongoing exhibitions, year-round.)
La Fab launched its annual members’ show, Art in Songs, on May 31. It reveals 41 member-artists’ interpretations of their favourite French songs (until June 24).
On Thursday, June 21, the folk group Le Grand Portage will entertain visitors outside on the porch overlooking the market, from 6:30pm to 9pm.
Also at La Fab on Thursday evenings (4pm to 8pm) the Old Chelsea Market vendors’ tents dot La Fab’s grounds. Buy locally grown fresh vegetables, learn about (and purchase) native plants, healthy snacks or a tasty supper—which you can eat at a La Fab picnic table, while listening to live music. Children are particularly welcome. (The market continues every Thursday until October 11.)
So come at 4:00 to explore the Old Chelsea Market, linger in La Fab's garden, investigate La Fab's exhibition, Art in Songs, and browse the boutique for unique, hand-made gifts of art. Then? Listen to Le Grand Portage from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. See you there!