The Alton Mill Center for the Arts and Headwaters Arts are opening a new three-season outdoor space and will mark the occasion with a celebration of live music, poetry readings and art.
The arts community has been hampered by COVID-19 restrictions that have limited events over the past year, including in Caledon.
Headwaters Arts has received a boost to help mitigate this loss.
The non-profit organization received a grant of $ 138,900 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to install a three-season roof structure on the annex, which is part of the unique heritage complex of Alton Mill in Caledon.
The money comes from the Resilient Communities Fund, which was developed to help nonprofits recover and rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19.
The opening takes place on Sunday August 1 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Music for the event will include The Sidemen, an orchestra of 4 musicians playing standard and less standard jazz tunes, Rubber brothers, a wacky duo of lyrics and percussion.
There will be poetry readings by Harry Posner, Dufferin County Poet Laureate.
And there will be a craft market surrounding the annex courtyard with a dozen members of Headwaters Arts selling a wide range of works.
Alton Mill Galleries will also be open to visitors.
All of Ontario’s COVID-19 health regulations will be in place.
Food trucks will provide refreshments on site.
Tickets cost $ 15 for live shows.
Visit https://headwatersarts.org/product/raising-the-roof-tickets/ to book tickets.