The Crescent Park amphitheater has become a creative hang-out space with the Summer Art Club every Wednesday afternoon.  

Local resident, educational assistant at Riverview Collegiate, and business owner LeeAnn Rose started this initiative to bring young people together in a creative atmosphere.  

“There really aren’t places for young adults to gather and meet each other like you’re not going to meet people in your house. You know you have to get out there, you have to meet people and the best way to make a connection with people in the community is if you have common interests and art is a really good one,” says Rose.  

Rose worked in a local peer program and as a mentor for young people on the autistic spectrum. She has recently left that career behind to start her own business, LeeAnn Rose Consulting. She’s also still an educational assistant at Riverview Collegiate. 

She said she was inspired to start the Summer Art Club to give her mentees, people who are in or graduated from her peer programs, and people in the community looking to socialize a space and time to be creative and get to know each other.


The Summer Art Club at the Crescent Park Amphitheater.

She says anyone in the community of any age or disability is welcome to join the club at the amphitheater. They use the amphitheater every Wednesday afternoon between 2 pm and 4 pm.  

“Free to attend and it’s for all ages, all abilities. I can try to adapt it to anybody with special needs if they have any, to make it available to everybody,” says Rose.  

The club does provide art supplies but people are welcome to bring their own.  

The Summer Art Club is working alongside the Canadian Mental Health Association Moose Jaw Branch.  

The association has weekly mental health walks on Wednesdays that anyone is welcome to join and they end the walk at the Summer Art Club.  

The walks begin at the Moose Jaw Public Library at 1 pm and then they go through Crescent Park. The walks are also free to join and don't require any registration.  

The club also works with the MJMHA by collecting donations of art supplies.  

Residents in the city who are looking to get rid of old art supplies can drop them off at the MJMHA for the Summer Art Club to use at their weekly get-togethers.  

The club runs until Aug 24th.