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Community Arts and Culture

Reap the benefits of art experiences at Thompson! From the Artist in Residence’s SPart events and activities, to enjoying the visual arts displays, taking part in dance or improv classes, attending the Canada 150 Red Curtain Arts Series or joining the Arts Committee, there are opportunities for everyone.

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TCC_AiR_PierreArtist in Residence - Pierre Leichner
Meld sports with interdisciplinary arts through Pierre’s unique SPart project at Thompson. Let Pierre guide your creativity with his community-engaged practice while you express yourself through projects such as “Bocce art” and Tye Dye SPart t-shirts. Pierre  has participated in making art works with diverse community participants of all ages in Canada and in Europe. His past community-engaged projects can be seen on his website:

Upcoming SPart Activities
Your Sporting Memories Video
Share your favorite sporting memories with Pierre at Thompson. Whether you've coached, played, or been a fan, you are sure to have stories to share! Pierre will build a video from these memories to be shown in the lounge at Thompson and on Pierre’s blog.  You can submit your written memories or set up an interview time by emailing

TCC_Red Curtain Series_DanceCanada 150 - Red Curtain Arts Series
Enjoy a myriad of FREE performances, workshops and events during the Red Curtain Art Series. This series brings local performers to the Centre to help celebrate Canada’s 150, while celebrating the arts.

Upcoming Performances 

Concerts in the Park
PDF Document  TCC Concerts in the Park Schedule

Do you have an artistic talent to share with your community? You may be able to showcase your artistry throughout 2017 at Thompson!  Please contact  to schedule a performance.

Arts and Culture Programs
Registration for the following summer programs is ongoing.  Spaces are still available in these and many other programs.

Jazz and Hip Hop
July 4 - 7, 2017, 3:15 - 4:15pm
7 - 9 years
Program code: 1905238

Modern Dance
July 4 - 7, 2017, 4:15 - 5:15pm
7 - 9 years
Program code: 1905288

Arts Combo
July 10 - 14, 2017, 9:00 - 10:15am
3 - 5 years
Program code: 187038

July 10 - 14, 2017, 2:15 - 3:45pm
9 - 13 years
Program code: 1870888

Thompson Community Association Art Committee
Since 2009 Thompson Community Association’s Art Committee has spearheaded projects such as:

  • River Walk community art installation
  • Monthly art display in the lobby
  • Art pieces adorning the walls of the fitness centre

Applications for 2018 community art displays are now being accepted. Download the PDF Document Application Form.  To apply, please submit your application in person or via email to

If you are interested in applying to join the Art Committee, please contact