North Thompson Arts Council’s (NTAC) second annual Clearwater Arts Festival is in the works.
Taking cues from our first year and a CSS-organized arts and culture celebration in 2009 this will be a free family event that connects the greater community with our arts community.
Local visual and performing artists of all ages will showcase their work through a performance stage, screening room, artisan tables and hands-on demonstrations. Everyone is encouraged to attend this fun and interactive community event.
This year the Clearwater Arts Festival moves to CSS to foster collaboration with the young artists and art lovers in our community. It also moves dates! It will be held on Sunday, April 21, the opening day of BC Arts and Culture Week, from 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
BC Arts and Culture Week is a province-wide celebration presented by Art Starts in Schools and Arts BC. Both organizations promote arts and culture in communities and in education.
In conjunction with the Clearwater Arts Festival and the Celebration of the Arts in Barriere on April 27 – 28, NTAC has organized an elementary art contest. Children from kindergarten through grade 7 are invited to submit a piece of artwork on 8 “ x 11” paper. Entries will be exhibited at both celebrations and the public will be invited to choose their favourite artworks. Further details are available on NTAC’s website: norththompsonartscouncil.com.
NTAC is looking for local visual artists and performers who would like to participate at the Clearwater event. If you have a talent you would like to share with your community on the performance stage, a skill you would like to demonstrate, or work you would like to sell, contact Charlene Lau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-674-8775.
Following the festival, students from Raft River and CSS will host the first Canadian screening of the documentary film Girl Rising. Proceeds from this event will go to Free The Children.
NTAC is excited to see both of these fantastic events start Arts and Culture Week celebrations in the North Thompson Valley this year.