Unfortunately the venue for the 2018 Festival of the Arts has been changed. The Recreation Complex venue is needed for the wildfire service workers and evacuees.
The following is from the Art Festival Committee:
The Recreation Complex is now needed for wildfire service workers and evacuees. Smoke and fly ash are in the air. The following is from the Art Festival Committee members:
We have had some changes to our Festival of the Arts this year due to the fires and fire camp. Everything will now be down at White Swan Park. Artisans will limited as we do not have a protected area for them to have their artwork. If you are an artist and would like to still come you need to provide your own tent and table.
Unfortunetly the workshops will be canceled as we do not have a venue for them on such a short notice.
We will set up by the band stand and a concession will be onsite with burgers etc. Watch your mailboxes for a flyer with information on the changes.
Come out on Friday night to the Legion for our Coffee House with CJ Olin. Starts at 6pm.
Photo by Ginny Burns
THE FOURTH ANNUAL FRASER LAKE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
The 2018 festival will begin with a coffeehouse event at 6pm at the Fraser Lake Royal Canadian Legion (250-699-6268) at 165 Chowsunket Street.
On Saturday August 11th, festivities begin at 10am at the Recreation Centre Venue (frontage road, Hwy 16) with a variety of artistic expression from North Central BC residents, including visual arts, pottery, artisan handiwork, fabric arts, and a quilt show. Several full-length workshops (both indigenous and non-indigenous) will also be available for a nominal price. There will be FREE workshops for children.
An indoor Poetry Fest is also being scheduled. (Call Doris 250-699-6976)
Outside, there will be all-day onstage musical performances as well as a variety of vendors of food and handmade products on the grounds.
Artists, please contact Cathy Harder to register for an indoor table (50 dollars) Vendors can set up outdoors on the grounds for FREE. (Call 250-699-1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
On Saturday evening there will be a FREE lakeside concert at White Swan Park. The featured bands are “Deuces Wild” from Prince George and “Jerusa White” from Vanderhoof. A limited number of FREE campsites are available in the park. There is a well maintained play area for children and families on the beachfront