Penticton’s new arts festival holding next info session

Artsrising Penticton is coming in September and looking to collaborate with the community

The Penticton and District Community Arts Council is launching their inaugral annual arts festival and inviting the community to find out more.

A multi-disciplinary, multi-venue festival, Artsrising will take place Sept. 21 to 24. Artsrising will usher in the return of ReImagine Street Art Festival which was a Downtown Penticton Association initiative from 2009 to 2012. The brand new Snakebite Film Festival will feature screenings by local amateur film makers. ARTwear will return for it’s second reprise of wearable art. Peach Gravy Theatre will be providing improvisational theatre workshops as well as three Dinner Theatre Performances in a downtown venue. There will be activities for children, the art galleries will come alive with open houses, artist talks and demonstrations and music will be in a variety of venues.

In order to make this inaugural festival a grand success, the arts council is inviting the community to join in and collaborate. The arts council are looking to engage our community volunteers, artists, business partners, stakeholders, venues, retailers and restaurants in a variety of different ways. Their goal is to unite our community and bring vibrancy, economic growth and unlimited potential to the fall shoulder season.

The information night takes place Wednesday, April 26 at Felt’s Photo Services at 221 Main St. The arts council will give a concise presentation of the festival vision and plan. Refreshments by Wine Crush Market and local wines will be served. The information session is aimed specifically at downtown businesses.