Festival Schedule June 19th through 21st

Group Art Show “Spotlight on Art” runs from June 19 to the 26th in the Capital Theatre, on Argyle in the heart of Port Alberni’s Arts District.


Running All Weekend…

  • BoyArt for All Ages Tent .
  • Carving Tent offering demos both Saturday and Sunday including Chain Saw Carver, Jesse Toso.
  • Art Demo tent offering Life Drawing, Still Life demos. The public is encouraged to try their hand.
  • There will be an Art Market with a selection of local and mid-Island artists and artisans displaying and selling their creations.

DSCF6042Saturday, June 20th Saturday Stage sets up in Spirit Square at 1PM

  • A variety of local musicians and Spoken Word artists will perform from 1-11 pm.
  • Evening Dance Concert starts and 8 pm and features Cruise Control and Mystic Groove.
  • Beer Garden will be set up in with Spirit Square, operated by Port Alberni’s Young Professionals.
  • Open Saturday from 1 to11pm, serving a selection of wine and craft beers.

Sunday, June 21st from 12- 4pm

  • This is Father’s Day so we are planning Family events.
  • Projects for dad and kids at the Arts for All Ages Tent.
  • On-going Art Demos all afternoon.
  • Demos throughout the afternoon by the Chain Saw Carver, Jesse Toso.
  • Capture your memories of the day with Art Rave’s Photo Booth. Dress up with an interesting variety of costumes and props kindly loaned to Art Rave by Portal Players. The photo booth is by donation.
  • Spirit Square is the site of the regular Sunday Craft market, so on Sunday, Art Rave will use the Performance Stage at the rear of the Spirit Square building adjacent to the playground.
  • Local musicians and Spoken Word artists will be performing throughout the afternoon.
  • Special Sunday afternoon performances… kick up your heels to Port Alberni’s own marimba band the joyful, Marim-Bam-Buzz.
  • 1:30 PM, Art Matters performance of “Buckeroo Bob”, a funny and entertaining recreation of an old time radio play.”
    Even if you don’t remember the ‘good old days’ when the family gathered around the radio on a summer’s evening to listen to The Shadow and other serial radio plays you will enjoy Sunday’s production of Buckeraroo Bob on the Lone Prairie, written and directed by Gwynne Hunt.  The concept is simple, the times were simple. The audience watch a 1940’s cast arrive for work and present a special family friendly radio play. Buckeroo Bob and his trusty sidekick Seamus save a damsel (or two) in distress and rescue one more dusty town from demise.  It was an exciting time in radio. With the first world war over, nobody was rationing food anymore and Monsanto had a lot of ‘instant’ food’ to offer.  The radio play with commercial breaks is in reality a one-act play complete with laughter, drama and ‘dum, dum, dum’ more twists and turns then a slippery snake up in the yonder hills. Working with a foley artists, the sound effects are their own mini-production.

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