Island Mountain Arts in Wells, B.C. File photo

Music lovers encouraged to tune into ArtWells Online: A Virtual Festival Of All Things Art

Online live concerts taking place Wednesdays, July 29 and August 5 starting at 7 p.m.

For many art and music lovers who will be missing the 17th annual ArtsWells usually held the August long weekend, there is still a version of the event taking place.

Island Mountain Arts has announced ArtsWells Online: A Virtual Festival Of All Things Art, featuring 40 artists over two evenings in live broadcasts on Wednesday, July 29 and Wednesday, August 5 starting at 7 p.m. through the ArtsWells Facebook and YouTube Channels.

The virtual event is free, though donations to both the festival and to all the artists who are participating are welcomed.

READ MORE: Wells Museum part of National Trust’s historic places selfie contest

Special performances from festival favourites like High Society, Linda McRae, Al Simmons, Corwin Fox, The Interstellar Jays, Ostwelve, Missy D, The Carnival Band, Balkan Shmalkan and Kia Kadiri are slated to perform. Those watching can also expect to see some new and exciting artists as well like Zinnia, Janaye Floyd, Early Spirit and Kiva MH.

A virtual festival is taking place too where artists, vendors, festivals-goers are encouraged to share their stories and latest projects.

More info and a full line-up is available at

Island Mountain Arts is grateful to its funders BC Arts Council, Creative BC, Canada Council, Canadian Heritage, BC Touring Council and SOCAN Foundation.

Do you have a comment about this story? email:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rodeo clinic, ranch visit entertains First Nations youth and elders in B.C.’s Interior

A fun time had for Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation at C+ Rodeos

Drugs, cash seized by Quesnel RCMP during raid on rural property over long weekend

Police seized 507 grams of methamphetamine, 750 ecstasy capsules, 20 grams of cocaine

Studies show Mount Polley Mine breach material re-suspends in Quesnel Lake

High copper levels continue in Quesnel River six years after breach

UPDATE: Wildfire northeast of Clinton put out by BC Wildfire Service

Fire at 51 Mile Creek suspected to be lightning-caused

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Canadians can travel to Hawaii in September; no quarantine with negative COVID test

Travellers will be required to pay for their own tests prior to arriving

Alberta to require masks at schools this fall, but still no mandate in B.C.

B.C. students are also set to return to classrooms in September

Anonymous letters tell Vancouver Island family their kids are too loud

Letter said the noise of kids playing in Parksville backyard is ‘unbearable’

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Most Read