Where art and life ­collide, spirit blooms

›› Devorah Stone

Art and life are colliding in a group show, a community art event, and silent ­auction for the Pandora Arts Collective Society (PACS) during the annual Fernwood Art Stroll. Watch, support, and participate during our grand opening in the Little ­Fernwood Gallery at 1923 Fernwood Rd. on June 21 and 22 from 11a.m. to 4p.m.

In the Little Fernwood Gallery, find our group show Where Art and Life ­Collide–Spirit Blooms. PACS provides a safe and creative space for artistic endeavours, an open studio for everyone regardless of ­circumstance or ­ability, every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 4p.m.

Beside the gallery, look for the studio door where you will find the PACS’ fourth annual Fernwood Art Stroll community art event. Are you between 3 and 93? We believe that art is for everyone and everyone can do art. Let your spirit bloom. It is open to everyone and it’s free! Together with you, we have built a large collective mobile, painted banners celebrating Fernwood architecture, and created paper dolls ­representing our inner artists.

You will also find the PACS silent auction in the studio, featuring ­original ­artworks and merchandise from businesses in the ­Fernwood neighbourhood. All ­proceeds support the PACS open studio, a resource for creativity and wellbeing open to all. Join silent auction supporters such as ­Aubergine Specialty Foods, Cornerstone Cafe, ­Fernwood Inn and many more by bidding on the goods, services, and art.

This year, come help us make a ­thousand spirits bloom.