A Peek at the new Khyber Centre for the Arts

Last night, the Khyber Centre for the Arts hosted a grand opening at its new location (1880 Hollis Street), with the show "Equipment" by Kyle Alden Martens. My immediate reaction? It really rules having the Khyber downtown again! With a glorious storefront at the NSCAD Granville Campus, it feels a little like the old Khyber. For over a year, one of Canada's oldest artist-run centres struggled with its Cunard Street location, from noise complaints and awkward space to unreasonably high rent. This month, the Khyber was able to secure the former Christmas By the Sea spot, making the Centre visible as a community art space, venue and bar. It's as if the ballroom of the Barrington Street Khyber and the vibe of the Cunard Street Khyber had a baby. A baby Khyber. Director Hannah Guinan plans to start a Member's Store soon, which will sell art, band merch and other doodlies of the membership. Consider becoming a member, volunteer or patron, and either way, just go check it out. Congrats to the Khybie. ♥

click to enlarge Khyber Board Boy Band (Andrew McLaren, Noah Dalton, Nathan Doucet)
Khyber Board Boy Band (Andrew McLaren, Noah Dalton, Nathan Doucet)

click to enlarge Nick Dourado & Khyber Director Hannah Guinan
Nick Dourado & Khyber Director Hannah Guinan

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