Annual festival – Rockcoast Festival http://rockcoastfestival.com/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 09:55:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rockcoastfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-11-120x120.png Annual festival – Rockcoast Festival http://rockcoastfestival.com/ 32 32 Orange Beach ready to let freedom ring out at second annual festival https://rockcoastfestival.com/orange-beach-ready-to-let-freedom-ring-out-at-second-annual-festival/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 21:00:54 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/orange-beach-ready-to-let-freedom-ring-out-at-second-annual-festival/ ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) – Baldwin County’s new festival is almost ready to let freedom ring! On Thursday afternoon, the second annual Freedom Fest at the Wharf in Orange Beach welcomed vendors from across the region to begin setting up shop. Local blood donations help Florida communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian City of […]]]>

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WKRG) – Baldwin County’s new festival is almost ready to let freedom ring!

On Thursday afternoon, the second annual Freedom Fest at the Wharf in Orange Beach welcomed vendors from across the region to begin setting up shop.

City of Orange Beach spokesperson Marc Anderson talks about this year’s festivities.

“There’s a bit of everything,” Anderson said. “There will be something for everyone”, and he may be right.

Nearly 100 vendors set up shop for the three-day festival and it’s not just arts and crafts, but there are a dozen food vendors and the Bama Coast Crusin car show with over 200 cars lined up along Main Street at the Wharf.

Arts and crafts salesperson Diane Corcoran is back this year.

“It was packed last year,” Corcoran said. “The food queues were going through the parking lot and it was bumper to bumper coming off that hill right there.”

In just its second year, the festival has already attracted quite a few followers according to Eddie Allen who has settled in for the weekend.

“People come here and have a great time, they have a great time,” Allen said. “They have good food, good vendors and good merchandise and that’s why we come.”

The festival takes place:

  • Friday, Sept. 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A benefit concert and patriotic speaker event will take place on Sunday, October 2 beginning at 1 p.m.

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Glamorous gardens on display at the annual festival https://rockcoastfestival.com/glamorous-gardens-on-display-at-the-annual-festival/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 19:05:40 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/glamorous-gardens-on-display-at-the-annual-festival/ Some of the best gardens on the Sunshine Coast will be showcased to the public at a special annual event. They will be displayed as part of the Open Gardens program of the Buderim Garden Festival, which will also include flower shows, exhibitions and sculptures, from October 21 to 23. Buderim Garden Club president John […]]]>

Some of the best gardens on the Sunshine Coast will be showcased to the public at a special annual event.

They will be displayed as part of the Open Gardens program of the Buderim Garden Festival, which will also include flower shows, exhibitions and sculptures, from October 21 to 23.

Buderim Garden Club president John Lyon said gardeners in the area were busy preparing to showcase their gardens and flowers.

“Although the wet weather of the past few months has created additional challenges, the gardens look fabulous as the weather warms up and are sure to inspire all who visit,” he said.

“The Open Gardens comprises six very different but all beautiful gardens which showcase a range of different types of gardening, from a garden less than two years old to those developed over decades including native gardens, gardens and spacious parks, tropical gardens and more. ”

One of the amazing gardens to exhibit.

Mr Lyon said the festival would also include the annual Spring Flower Show and a photography exhibition, as well as markets, a garden sculpture exhibition and a flower show.

The Buderim Garden Club is considered one of the best garden clubs in the country. He received the Eleanor McLeod Award from Garden Clubs Australia, for outstanding service by an affiliated club to its local community.

The festival is sponsored by the Buderim Bendigo Bank and the Manawee Garden Centre.

Festival Highlights

  • Twilight Plant Market: Outside on the green at Buderim War Memorial Hall (corner of Main and Church Streets, Buderim), Friday, October 21, 3-7 p.m.
  • Spring Flower Show and Photographic Exhibit: Inside Buderim War Memorial Hall, Friday, October 21, 4-7 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, October 23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Open Gardens: Exclusive access to six different but beautiful gardens across Buderim, Saturday October 22 from 8am to 4pm and Sunday October 23 from 8am to 3pm.
  • Plant Market: outside on the green at Buderim War Memorial Hall on Saturday October 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday October 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Exhibition of garden sculptures: at the Buderim Craft Cottage – from Saturday October 15 to Sunday October 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Flower Show: at St Marks Anglican Church on Saturday October 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday October 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tickets: $20 for a weekend ticket with access to the Open Gardens and the Flower Show, or for the Flower Show $3, $5 for a family of two or more, with school children and students free. Tickets via Buderim Garden Club or from Old Post Office, Manawee Garden Centre, Buderim Newsagency or Buderim Bendigo Bank.

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Ukrainians celebrate culture and history at annual festival | Hanover Eagle News https://rockcoastfestival.com/ukrainians-celebrate-culture-and-history-at-annual-festival-hanover-eagle-news/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 20:00:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/ukrainians-celebrate-culture-and-history-at-annual-festival-hanover-eagle-news/ HANNOVER TWP. – A few thousand people came to the New Jersey Ukrainian American Cultural Center (UACC) in Whippany to watch live music and dances, hear elected officials speak up for Ukraine, and fight what the director of the UACC, Roksolana Vaskul, called the “culture war” of Ukrainians. Saturday September 24. Florham Park resident Vaskul […]]]>

HANNOVER TWP. – A few thousand people came to the New Jersey Ukrainian American Cultural Center (UACC) in Whippany to watch live music and dances, hear elected officials speak up for Ukraine, and fight what the director of the UACC, Roksolana Vaskul, called the “culture war” of Ukrainians. Saturday September 24.

Florham Park resident Vaskul said this year’s Ukrainian Festival is different from the previous 12 because the event is generally festive.

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The streets of Eastwood fill with the sweet sound of music as the annual festival returns https://rockcoastfestival.com/the-streets-of-eastwood-fill-with-the-sweet-sound-of-music-as-the-annual-festival-returns/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 14:32:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/the-streets-of-eastwood-fill-with-the-sweet-sound-of-music-as-the-annual-festival-returns/ Dan Ottewell stood up on the table during his spirited performance. Each September, the DH Lawrence Music Festival sees the streets of the city come alive with the sound of music as a dozen venues host local singers and songwriters. For the past eight years, the free festival has been a staple on residents’ calendars, […]]]>
Dan Ottewell stood up on the table during his spirited performance.

Each September, the DH Lawrence Music Festival sees the streets of the city come alive with the sound of music as a dozen venues host local singers and songwriters.

For the past eight years, the free festival has been a staple on residents’ calendars, offering a chance to hear original live music and enjoy a day on the town.

This year’s event, on Saturday September 10, got off to a shaky start, but still thrilled visitors from start to finish.

Paul Carbuncle performing his number at the DH Lawrence Music Festival.

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II two days earlier, it was difficult for venues to decide whether to take part in this year’s festival.

A few venues, including the Sun Inn and Greasley Castle, pulled out of the day, but with a bit of tweaking and juggling, the acts were rearranged and it was decided the show should go on.

Organizer Ben Mark Smith, a musician himself, said: “Despite the cancellations we had from a few venues and acts, it still went incredibly well.

“There was a huge new marquee stage outside the Old Wine Vaults, it was awesome.

Ben Mark Smith and The Balancing Acts in dogs and parrots.

“Almost all the sites were packed all day.”

Stages across the city offered a range of music for all tastes – from country to punk, folk to rap, and everything in between.

Live sets were played by over 90 artists in eight venues all day from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., with completely free entry.

The dog and the parrot on Nottingham Road have had a very busy day.

Kelsey and the Embers also performed at the live music event.

The pub thanked its visitors on social media: “What an amazing DH Lawrence festival.

‘Thank you for coming out in record numbers to support us, and all the amazing artists, who absolutely made it.

“Thank you, as always, to our tired and sore staff who worked hard.”

Other locations that participated included the Tap and Growler, Oliver’s, The Old Wine Vaults, The Three Tuns, Darlings Café Bar, Pick and Davy and more.

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The Highland Arts Council prepares for an annual festival in IL https://rockcoastfestival.com/the-highland-arts-council-prepares-for-an-annual-festival-in-il/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 21:25:04 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/the-highland-arts-council-prepares-for-an-annual-festival-in-il/ While in Highland for Art in the Park, take time to view the recently dedicated mural, designed and painted by Robert and Liza Fishbone at the Weinheimer Community Center, 1100 Main St. in Highland. The works will be exhibited and for sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday October 8 and from 11 […]]]>

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While in Highland for Art in the Park, take time to view the recently dedicated mural, designed and painted by Robert and Liza Fishbone at the Weinheimer Community Center, 1100 Main St. in Highland. The works will be exhibited and for sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday October 8 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday October 9.

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The Highland Arts Council is set to celebrate world-class art in a hometown atmosphere with its 18th annual Art in the Park and newly dedicated mural on the wall of the Weinheimer Community Center in Highland.

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A multitude of people will enjoy the two-day juried exhibition and sale of works by professional artists from Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9 at Lindendale Park in Highland, just 30 miles east of St. Louis.

Art in the Park is free and open to the public and features original works in a wide range of artistic mediums including paint, clay, glass, drawing/pastels, fabric/fiber, wood, sculpture , photography, jewelry, graphic design/printmaking and mixed media.

A special space for emerging artists – students or recent graduates – to showcase their work and offer artwork for sale is new to Art in the Park. HAC believes it is important for the community to support these emerging artists and encourage them to become the best they can be.

“This family-friendly festival brings professional artwork to the community while providing music, food and fun for children and adults alike,” said Lynnette Schuepbach, event chair and chair of the Highland Arts Council. , producer of Art in the Park.

“We are delighted to celebrate the successful 18th year of Art in the Park, which showcases the arts culture of the region and the nation and brings it directly to the community of Highland and surrounding areas. HAC members are delighted to make art available to residents of Highland and surrounding areas.

Throughout the weekend, artists will share their art in the form of finished objects and as part of their demonstrations on their booths. By learning how each medium is produced, attendees will see the value of each piece. In addition to the work of professional artists, you will enjoy an exhibition of youth art produced by students from surrounding schools. Or the kids might want to participate in an interactive public art banner that they can paint on. All are invited to join the party.

“We hope not only to promote artists over the weekend, but also to inspire new artists and art lovers,” Schuepbach said.

“There aren’t many other places kids can build their own art collection with just a few dollars.”

The Art Gallery…Just for Kids allows any child up to the age of 18 to purchase artwork donated by exhibiting artists for $5. In addition, young people can create their own artistic projects in the Kids Kreation space.

Food and beverages will be available throughout the fair. Lindendale Park is handicapped accessible and parking is free. The works will be exhibited and for sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday October 8 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday October 9.

You pay – you eat and drink – you Get your money back to buy art

Be one of Art in the Park’s VIPs to celebrate the event’s 18th anniversary. Pre-pledge dollars allow people to attend the preview party, scheduled from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, October 7, and use the money to purchase art.

Admire the works of art before they are opened to the general public, eat and drink, listen to live music and chat with the artists. Pledge a minimum of $100 for two people to attend the party, then use that money to purchase art. To take advantage of this unique opportunity, call 618-558-0054 or send a check to Highland Arts Council, PO Box 33, Highland, IL 62249.

Once the board receives the pre-pledge dollars, the preview party invitation will be mailed to the person. “Art Bucks” in the amount of Pre-Engagement Dollars can be picked up at the preview party or anytime during the show. The Preview Party is sponsored by Edward Jones Investments/Matt Armentrout, Edward Jones Investments/Kevin Dewaele and Edward Jones Investments/DeAnna Domagalski.

The mural

While in Highland for Art in the Park, take time to view the recently dedicated mural, designed and painted by Robert and Liza Fishbone at the Weinheimer Community Center, 1100 Main St. in Highland.

This father-daughter team from On the Wall Productions based in St. Louis has been involved in approximately 200 mural projects, with a wide variety of clients and in multiple states. Liza, a prolific street artist, joined in 2015.

The mural is a combination of historical icons and hope for a bright future. The mural is HAC’s newest addition to the Art Walk, a self-guided tour of artwork throughout the city.

The mural and Art in the Park were made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Arts & Education Council Bayer Fund Rural Community Arts Program.

For more information, visit highlandartscouncil.org. Follow the Highland Arts Council on Facebook and Twitter.

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Fall in love with local art at the annual Corvallis Festival https://rockcoastfestival.com/fall-in-love-with-local-art-at-the-annual-corvallis-festival/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 13:45:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/fall-in-love-with-local-art-at-the-annual-corvallis-festival/ When the leaves start to fall, it’s time for the Corvallis Autumn Festival, where more than 160 artists set up their work in pitched tents. The event attracts artisans from all over the region, and even as far away as Arizona and Florida. But for artists Marvin Jack and his wife, Margaret Jack, it’s a […]]]>

When the leaves start to fall, it’s time for the Corvallis Autumn Festival, where more than 160 artists set up their work in pitched tents.

The event attracts artisans from all over the region, and even as far away as Arizona and Florida. But for artists Marvin Jack and his wife, Margaret Jack, it’s a chance to unpack and share their work at home.

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A place for the locals

For 34 years the Jacks have been selling their handcrafted puzzles at the Corvallis Fall Festival. The couple toured all over the country to sell their work at different festivals. Kansas, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Kentucky. They brought their children with them and were able to see many wonders, said Marvin Jack.

But the Fall Festival holds a special place in their hearts. It’s their hometown show. And it’s more intimate. Most of the artists are from Oregon, many of them from Corvallis.

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“There’s nothing like being home,” said Marvin Jack.

He thinks Corvallis is a great place for artists of all kinds. At the Autumn Festival, there have always been potters, painters, jewelers and a variety of stalls, he said.

“A real community is one that comes together and enjoys art, music and food together,” he said.

Sometimes they see people who grew up playing with their puzzles as children and now have children of their own, Margaret Jack said.

Their puzzles come in a variety of colors and shapes, from autumnal leaves to seascapes of ocean creatures.

The couple started making puzzles for their children, and then as more people enjoyed their craft, Margaret Jack, a former preschool teacher, and Marvin Jack, who studied children’s art at university , have developed their activity.

Now they spend most of their time in their garage-turned-studio.

Sharpen the craft

This studio is covered in paint. Small splashes of all colors line shelves, tables, doorknobs and even the artists themselves. Margaret Jack dons a paint-covered apron while her husband wears a splattered hoodie. Posters of past festivals line the wall; many describe the previous years of the Corvallis Autumn Festival.

“We’ve pretty much reduced it to a science now,” Margaret Jack said.

Marvin Jack cuts the wood pieces in their studio, and Margaret sands the pieces and applies a base coat of paint before putting the finishing touches together.

The work table is the one their son designed. There’s air blowing across the round table, giving it the effect of a hockey table, he said. This allows him to use less pressure when moving the slab of wood around the thin blade.

“I’ll be a dying breed of this kind of puzzle,” said Marvin Jack. Many puzzle makers have switched to laser cutting rather than hand cutting, he added.

On the other side of the studio, Margaret Jack wears a mask attached to a tube that encircles the walls. It’s a connection to fresh air, she says, to protect her from paint chemicals.

Rows of colorful trays line the wall as the puzzle pieces dry. A separate set of shelves holds completed puzzles.

Some of the puzzles feature trees, vegetables, woodland animals, and personalized children’s names. Many of the designs used today are ones the couple created for their daughter in the 1980s, Margaret Jack said.

Children get creative

Their stand at the Fall Festival was always close to children’s activities, which Marvin Jack, as chairman of the board of directors of the art discovery zone, is passionate about.

This year they are launching a new collaborative project, he said. “Kids Create” will be a collaborative work of art where children can create their own multimedia work of art that matches the theme of the ocean.

After the festival, their art will find different homes in the town of Corvallis, where children can visit them, he said.

“It’s important for children to see themselves as part of the world,” he said. And art is a way to do that.

The festival will also have its own space for children to sell their artwork separately from adult artist stalls, Marvin Jack said.

“It’s so important that all children can be creative and think creatively,” he said.

art now

The Autumn Festival has been an emblematic event in Corvallis for 49 years. But executive director Donele Pettit-Mieding believes the art may be more appreciated than ever.

“The past few years have taught us how central art is to our quality of life,” Pettit-Mieding said.

She said the pandemic may have changed people’s views on art and how to experience it.

“It brings us together; we come together to experience art, music and become connected,” she said. “Art makes us feel a greater human experience.”

The Corvallis Fall Festival will be held in Central Park in downtown Corvallis from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 25. Free entry.

Entertainment on two stages will take place throughout the weekend, including a performance on the main stage by The Macks, recently voted Portland’s best new band in a poll conducted by Willamette Week.

There will also be a children’s stage with puppet shows, an interactive drumming circle and a preview of the Majestic Theatre’s musical “Elf”. Children will also have the chance to perform by registering for the showcase of young artists.

On Saturday night, the Whiteside Theater will host a dance party featuring Chervona, a Roma-inspired polka band.

A free shuttle service to the festival will depart from Samaritan Square at 815 NW Ninth St. Further information is available at https://www.corvallisfallfestival.org.

Editor’s note: a correction has been made for the name of the event.

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44th Annual Sea Festival Delivers Arnold Avenue Delights – Star News Group https://rockcoastfestival.com/44th-annual-sea-festival-delivers-arnold-avenue-delights-star-news-group/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 17:14:54 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/44th-annual-sea-festival-delivers-arnold-avenue-delights-star-news-group/ POINT PLEASANT BEACH – The 44th Annual Festival of the Sea delivered delicious food, a wealth of arts and vendors selling their wares on Saturday, September 17. The day brought together more than 200 vendors and food from restaurants in the Point Pleasant Beach area. The Fête de la Mer offered live music, games, a […]]]>

POINT PLEASANT BEACH – The 44th Annual Festival of the Sea delivered delicious food, a wealth of arts and vendors selling their wares on Saturday, September 17.

The day brought together more than 200 vendors and food from restaurants in the Point Pleasant Beach area.

The Fête de la Mer offered live music, games, a free shuttle, a vineyard garden and family activities.

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The festival also featured representatives from the Point Pleasant Police Department, Fire Department, and First Aid.

Among the craft vendors was Pat McCarthy of Jersey Shore Scapes, a photographer specializing in fine art prints, calendars and note cards.

The Point Pleasant Beach First Aid and Emergency Team, which had a booth at the festival and serving Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head and Mantoloking, is looking for new members according to the team.

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Polynesian cultures unite for annual festival | Local News https://rockcoastfestival.com/polynesian-cultures-unite-for-annual-festival-local-news/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 20:06:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/polynesian-cultures-unite-for-annual-festival-local-news/ An annual event brought together a few hundred people behind the Rosa Hereford Killeen Community Center on Saturday. SoPoly Fest celebrated the many cultures of Polynesia and the Pacific Islands. Several cultures of people were represented at the event, ranging from those of Chamorro descent in Guam, those from Samoa, and those from Hawaii of […]]]>

An annual event brought together a few hundred people behind the Rosa Hereford Killeen Community Center on Saturday. SoPoly Fest celebrated the many cultures of Polynesia and the Pacific Islands.

Several cultures of people were represented at the event, ranging from those of Chamorro descent in Guam, those from Samoa, and those from Hawaii of Japanese descent.

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With freedom of the homeland at stake, Ukrainians in Minnesota hold annual festival Saturday – Twin Cities https://rockcoastfestival.com/with-freedom-of-the-homeland-at-stake-ukrainians-in-minnesota-hold-annual-festival-saturday-twin-cities/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 00:04:37 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/with-freedom-of-the-homeland-at-stake-ukrainians-in-minnesota-hold-annual-festival-saturday-twin-cities/ With their homeland fighting the Russian invaders, the Ukrainian community in Minnesota celebrates its 21st Ukrainian Heritage Festival on Saturday. The festival, which will promote and celebrate Minnesota’s Ukrainian-American community and Ukraine’s 31st anniversary of independence, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ukrainian American Community Center, 301 NE Main St. […]]]>

With their homeland fighting the Russian invaders, the Ukrainian community in Minnesota celebrates its 21st Ukrainian Heritage Festival on Saturday.

The festival, which will promote and celebrate Minnesota’s Ukrainian-American community and Ukraine’s 31st anniversary of independence, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ukrainian American Community Center, 301 NE Main St. in Minneapolis. .

This year, the Ukrainian Heritage Festival will feature entertainment, homemade food including varenyky (pierogi), holubtsi (stuffed cabbage rolls) and borscht (beetroot soup), as well as an auction of art and photo exhibit with proceeds going to the Protez Foundation, which provides prosthetics for Ukrainian amputees.

Additionally, the festival will include dance performances, music, a Ukrainian Easter egg-making demonstration, and children’s games.

The festival is free but donations to support humanitarian aid to Ukraine are welcome.

Along with the celebration, the Ukrainian-American community is asking for youth and adult volunteers in the coming weeks to help bring attention to the war in Ukraine through art. Volunteers will distribute posters throughout the state.

Visit www.standwithukrainemn.com for more information.

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Heart of the City: Annual Festival at DTES Vancouver https://rockcoastfestival.com/heart-of-the-city-annual-festival-at-dtes-vancouver/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 07:12:00 +0000 https://rockcoastfestival.com/heart-of-the-city-annual-festival-at-dtes-vancouver/ More than 100 events are scheduled throughout the festival. A beloved festival returns to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside this year with a wide range of performances, workshops, galleries and more. The 19th annual Heart of the City Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 26 and runs for 12 days until Sunday, November 6. There will be […]]]>

More than 100 events are scheduled throughout the festival.

A beloved festival returns to Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside this year with a wide range of performances, workshops, galleries and more.

The 19th annual Heart of the City Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 26 and runs for 12 days until Sunday, November 6. There will be a mix of live and online events including music, stories, poetry, theatre, ceremonies, films, dance, readings, forums, workshops, talks, gallery exhibits, art lectures, history lectures and historical walks. Some events will take place indoors, while others will take place outdoors.

This year’s theme is “Community is Our Mentor” and events will focus on learning “lived wisdom and cultural practices” from community organizations, artists and DTES cultural circles using the “transformative power of history, song, music, film, theatre, dance, visual arts and ceremony to illuminate the paths of resistance and resilience.”

There are over 100 events scheduled throughout the festival and organizers have highlighted some of the “top picks”.

‘The meeting’ Launch of the mural

Created in 2016 by artist Richard Tetrault,‘The meeting’ The mural is described as a “stunning triptych mural” that expands with seven new panels by Tetrault, Charlene Johnny, Marissa Nahanee and Jerry Whitehead. It hangs in the Carnegie Theater during the Festival and “pays homage to past and present DTES artists and activists, as well as the diverse cultures and heritage of the Downtown Eastside”.

Attendees can meet the artists and hear the inspiring stories behind the artists and activists depicted in the mural.

When: Wednesday, October 26 at 4 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Community Center Theater | 401 main
No cost

Honoring Our Grandmothers Healing Journey Residence Keep the fires burning

There will be art, ceremonies, teachings and storytelling for two weeks to honor the lived experiences of Indigenous grandmothers who traveled to DTES from the interior of British Columbia.

“Launched at last year’s festival, this multi-year, multi-generational project brings together the Interior Salish and Coast Salish peoples with nations connected to the Fraser and Thompson rivers, the mountains and the salmon. Producer Nadine Spence’s painted cedar chest honors her Nlaka’pamux and deceased Secwepemc grandmothers in the Downtown Eastside,” the festival explains.

Participants are invited to place messages for their ancestors, their lands and their waters in a traveling community message box created by artists of different nationalities with historical relationships with indigenous peoples.

The elements unite display

When: Wednesday October 26 to Sunday November 6.
Where: VALU CO-OP Studio | 525 Carrall
No cost

Generations of women and water launch of the exhibition

When: Wednesday, October 26 at 6 p.m.
Where: Massy Arts Gallery | 23 E. Pender
Cost: Per donation. Registration information on the festival website at the beginning of October.

Generations of women and waterr exposure

When: Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, November 6, Tuesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Massy Arts Gallery | 23 E. Pender
No cost

Keep the fires burning

When: Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (1 p.m. cultural sharing)
Where: Oppenheimer Park | 488 Powell
No cost

Traveling Message Chests

When: Wednesday, November 2 at 6 p.m.
Where: Massy Arts Gallery | 23 E. Pender
Cost: Per donation. Registration information on the festival website at the beginning of October.

Inherent liability cultural protocol speech

When: Thursday, November 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Massy Arts Gallery | 23 E. Pender
Cost: Per donation. Registration information on the festival website at the beginning of October.

Light Up the Night: Conversation with Travis Lupick

Award-winning author and journalist Travis Lupick will share stories from his recent book, Light Up the Night: America’s Drug Overdose Crisis and Addicts Fighting for Survival.

Told through integrated reporting centering on two heroic activists, it is the story of brave people stepping up where government has failed,” the event explains.

Interviewing Travis is Amanda Siebert, also an award-winning author with a new book coming out this fall, Psyched: Seven breakthrough psychedelics that are changing the world.

When: Thursday, October 27 at 1 p.m.
Where: Online on the Festival website, in pre-registration
No cost

ITangible Treasures of the Downtown Eastside

Intangible Treasures of the Downtown Eastside (Zoom Shadow Two) is an online collection of short, evocative shadow plays created on the Zoom platform by seven artists involved in Downtown Eastside who share intangible personal treasures that empower them – from their culture and their lived experiences. to family stories and the Union Laundry in Chinatown.

When: Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m.
Where: Online on the Festival website. Registration information on the festival website at the beginning of October. Also available in the Carnegie Observation Room, 401 Main.
No cost

8e Symposium on Reconciliation and Reparation in the Arts: Stories Have Always Been Our Governance

The festival writes that during the 8th annual symposium, Stories have always been our governance will be “a national dialogue on culture in Indigenous cities that takes into account the needs of Indigenous cultural and urban practitioners. in the policies and building systems of indigenous cities.

The day will open with an inspiring panel of Indigenous urban cultural leaders from across Turtle Island, followed by a lunch break with musical entertainment and afternoon training in small groups.

When: Friday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Online on the Festival website, in pre-registration
Cost: Free for DTES residents

Learn more about registration and tickets.

Housing justice with tenants SRO

Housing justice with tenants SRO is described as “an interactive dialogue and film screening in collaboration with The Right to Remain Research Collective and filmmaker Eliot Galán, featuring SRO (Single Room Occupancy) tenant researchers whose stories spark collective learning moments” .

There will be three shorts, followed by a conversation circle with SRO tenants Nicole Baxter, Kevin Nanaquewitang, Josh Gillen, Richard Schwab and Tom deGrey. The public will be invited to ask questions. Arrive early to meet the crew and then stay for a community meal.

When: Saturday, October 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Theater | 401 main
No cost.

Registration is required for non-DTES residents and information will be on the festival site in early October.

Tribute to writers from the Downtown Eastside

Tribute to writers from the Downtown Eastsidecelebrates the writers and poets – past and present – who frame the community with their “powerful thoughts, words, ideas, support and encouragement”.

In the evening program, the organizers will pay tribute to deceased poets, including: Sandy Cameron, Bud Osborn, Muriel Marjorie, Robyn Livingstone, Joan Morelli, dn simmers, Lee Maracle, Jim Wong Chu, Wayson Choy and Kat Zucomulwat Norris, the Festival Elder in residence 2017 to 2022. In the afternoon, the DTES Writers Collective share their writings; Muriel’s Voyage Poetry Prize will offer readings from award-winning writers in honor of beloved DTES poet, Muriel Marjorie; and the annual Sandy Cameron Memorial Writing Contest and Awards Ceremonypresented by the Carnegie Newsletter, will honor and recognize writers today.

When: Saturday, November 5 at 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Theater | 401 main
No cost.

Check out all the event details on the Heart of the City website.

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