CONCRETE HOUSE PROGRESS
January 2022 - Thanks to December donations we were able to install a new heat pump in the downstairs gallery at the Concrete House. This is phase one of our climate control system and will go a long way in helping preserve the building. We also submitted a CUA Community Investment Grant application and completed our grant applications to help us hire student guides this summer.
In January of 2020 the Charles Macdonald House began working with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to develop lesson plans based on the artwork of Charlie. Originally intended to be delivered in the classroom we pivoted to deliver the art lesson virtually. While we miss interacting one on one with the children this enabled us to deliver the programming to classrooms all over Nova Scotia.
Over the years we have added to Charlie's sculpture garden by presenting contemporary art installations in the backyard. We hope to add permanent and temporary artwork each year.
We are open July 1 to August 31, Wednesday to Friday 11 to 5, Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5. Events at the concrete House and the Blue Cottage all summer long.