Culture

Thanks to the efforts of the Austin Cultural Committee volunteers, citizens have access to culture in all of its guises. In addition to overseeing the Austin Livres-service Library, the Committee supports cultural groups and organises socio-cultural activities to promote togetherness and networking within the community.

Activities are announced in the community bulletin board of the English Home page, in the Actualités Austin Newsletter  (are you on our mailing list?) and, when feasible, in the Community Events calendars of the Brome County News and Reflet du Lac newspapers.

Choir « Les Voix du large »

You don’t need to read music or be an experienced singer. Learning is done in a pleasant, stress-free atmosphere. The only prerequisite? Wanting to sing!

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. in the Community Hall.

For information, contact:

Marie-Ange Gagné
Choir Director
 819 861-9000


Concerts

The Cultural Committee organises classical music concerts in the Saint-Austin church once or twice a year. It also sponsors one of the free Orford sur la route concerts, given in Eastman in July.


Youth culture

The Committee sponsors activities to introduce children, namely our summer day camp attendees, to culture.


Art exhibits

The Municipality’s Community Hall features visual art exhibits throughout the year. The exhibits are open to the public during the Municipal Office’s business hours.

 

Austin’s Artists

This group, comprised of both experienced and amateur artists, was formed to explore visual arts,  exchange and explore techniques. and prepare exhibits. Meetings are held in the artists’ room, in the basement at Town Hall. Open to everyone.

Information: communautaire@municipalite.austin.qc.ca


Cultural Saturday

The Cultural Committee and Local Heritage Council join together to promote and highlight Austin’s cultural and patrimonial treasures, under the banner of Cultural Saturday. This great event takes place every year at the end of September, as part of the Quebec Culture Days.