Lethbridge’s new community arts centre – A place to Learn, Live and Love the arts
Lethbridge’s newest civic facility is under construction in downtown Lethbridge. The 44,000 sq. ft. building will serve as an arts incubator for the local community and the surrounding area. Located adjacent to Galt Gardens and in close proximity to the SAAG, this is the second building in an envisioned cultural corridor in downtown Lethbridge. The innovative facility will be home to the University of Lethbridge Conservatory as well offering arts production spaces for visual artists working at all levels of development. This unique facility includes a large community activity/black box space, a dance studio, community meeting rooms and an Art Gallery. The new community arts centre will be managed by the Allied Arts Council. Suzanne Lint, Executive Director, Allied Arts Council Arts Council will share information about the facility history, design and operating model.
Suzanne Lint is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge having received a BFA with distinction in 1978. Upon completion of her BFA she continued her work in visual arts while working as a technician for a small commercial gallery and framing studio and later as a marketing representative for a Toronto based marketing company. Lint has extensive experience in the volunteer sector. She served as a trustee for the Holy Spirit School Division as well as serving on the Board of Directors of many organizations including the Lethbridge Immigrant Settlement Association, Lethbridge Life Long Learning, Lethbridge Family Center, Economic Development Lethbridge and the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. She has also served on provincial advisory committees and boards including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grants Program Review Committee. In her current role as AAC Executive Director, a position she has held since 2001, Lint is responsible for the day to day operations of an organization dedicated to advancing the arts in Lethbridge.