Yesterday was such an exciting day and I was merely a spectator cheering on the fabulous creation of the Creative City Centre (CCC) in Regina. I can only imagine how excited those closest to this highly anticipated initiative must have felt.
Creative City Centre represents many things for our community, but especially to our downtown core. It is a home for multimedia artists to have a space to create. That talent will now live downtown. People, young people will now live downtown. It is in a revitalized space above the infamous Loggies Shoes. That space, owned by Harold Hague pays tribute to this inspiring man, as a gallery was opened and named after him in the CCC. It is bringing art downtown and it is allowing for more creation to take place in our city. After all, we have so much creative talent here, it is only natural for us to support it.
As an artist more so in my former life, this is a meaningful initiative and space for upcoming talent. Marian Donnelly, who spearheaded the creation of the CCC was a determined force working for the betterment of artists, heritage restoration, downtown revitalization and our city in general. It was because of her that the CCC opened and has been warmly received.
I am hoping to become part of this fantastic organization in any way, shape or form. Maybe I will work to support it, or lend my time as a volunteer, or maybe it will inspire me to simply get back to work as an artist. Either way, by way of it being created I am truly proud of what it represents.