Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sechelt Arts Festival Success


The Sechelt Festival of the Arts over the BC Day long weekend, wrapped up for another year on the Sunshine Coast, BC. The annual event was held July 30th - August 7th 2010, and celebrates all forms of art at many locations in Sechelt.

Organizer, Elaine Tweats Hunter writes:

We celebrated the culture on the coast wonderfully this weekend, what a great success this festival was. Hundreds of participants in free workshops, a steady flow of visitors and locals enjoyed the entertainment in Hackett Park , Rockwood Gardens and the Festival Pavilion .

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Allison Crowe sang for an appreciative audience in the SCAC and we are so blessed to have been able to enjoy her extraordinary talent.

Deanna Cartea, Maureen Bodie , Katherine Hume entertained at the opening receptions for hundreds of people.

Steve Wright, Skye Wallace and Deanna Cartea sang in the festival Pavilion while young entertainers were on stage in Hackett Park, MCD, Charlotte, Connor , Maya and Esme, Katherine Rowlands gave their all to the crowds. JP Makosso, Gerardo, Story Theatre, The Cornpones, Korean Drum team were highlites at Hackett Park

The chalk art competition was a huge success with 50 chalk drawings in the sidewalk on Cowrie st. Families created together while visitors form the US created their art with the US and Canadian flag as the central theme.

The Cornpones provided music to dance and listen to while the chalk drawings were created. Thanks to Gerardo and Liz Freund for their fun during the chalk art competition, Plaques were well received as prizes at 4 pm.

Carnival Era closed the entertainment with a magical celebration party and BBQ in the Rockwood gardens.

Sechelt Nations provided an opening and closing ceremony with their ambassadors Xwamstut on the Pier at Tory Gate They made drums, demonstrated weaving, carving, beading and painted faces artistically in Hackettt Park. Visual arts will be on display in the Seaside centre and SCAC until Aug 7th

The festival was a huge success and enjoyed by thousands.

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