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