This weekend will see our dedicated volunteers and board members hosting our annual Festival of the Arts at the always popular Lumby Days Family Festival. As our community has come to appreciate over the years, we’ve put a lot of effort into bringing together another creative schedule of events full of a variety of artistic entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
Saturday, June 8th will feature a special demonstration by the Monashee Weavers Group; “Sheep to Shawl” will give visitors an opportunity to view the many stages of this artform that is necessary in order to create something beautiful and useful from wool fibre in its raw state. As well on Saturday, our enthusiastic and talented potters will host our very popular fundraiser: the Raku Pottery Firing event. This will take place just outside MAC’s venue at the White Valley Community Centre (2250 Shields Avenue, Lumby, BC).
Sunday, June 9th, will provide an opportunity for young ones to get creative! We will have a station set up for Children’s Art Activities that is sure to bring smiles and inspiration to the kids. That same day, in the afternoon, the Barefoot Sanctuary Circus Group will amaze everyone with their impressive acrobatic performances.
On both Saturday AND Sunday, visitors will get to check out the artisan vendors tables and displays, vote on our annual community Photography Contest, and take in the talent of TWO art shows. We’ve been hosting a critiqued art show for several years at the festival which draws out an incredible amount of talent from the many artists in our region, and this year, in keeping with Lumby Days’ theme (Medieval), we’ve also invited artists to share with us their creative expressions of their heritage in the themed, juried art show “What Did Your Ancestors Do?”
It will certainly be a full couple of days! To top it all off, the Monashee Arts Council turns 20 this year and we have created a display of memorable moment from our first 2 decades for you to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Submitted by Jennifer Greenwood
For the Monashee Arts Council