10th Arts on the Fly stays in Horsefly townsite

Arts on the Fly was extremely excited to usher in our second decade at a new private location, circumstances have brought us back to roots.

Brandon Hoffman

Special to the Tribune/Advisor

Although Arts on the Fly was extremely excited to usher in our second decade at a beautiful new private location, unforeseen complications have brought us back to our roots.

Arts on the Fly’s Super Special 10th Anniversary Edition will be going down in our original location in the heart of downtown Horsefly on July 10 and 11.

While this location has its quirks, it has treated us well for the last nine years, and we look forward to rocking it downtown yet again.

All the work that has gone into gussying up the Little Horsefly Western Town for the festival will not be squandered; with a bit more work we shall enjoy the beautiful infrastructure that Darcy Jackson and Christina Mary have established for the festival in future seasons.

We’re working extra hard to ensure that festival goers get the most of their Arts on the Fly experience. The decision to move to a private location came naturally as the best way to keep the focus on the art and music, and keep the partying tag-alongs at bay.

Because this option is off the table for this year, we’re taking extra precautions to ensure that our wildly attractive and intelligent clientele don’t have to tolerate any obnoxious party-crashers.

For the first time, the entire camping area on the beautiful Horsefly River will be reserved for festival pass holders only. Parking on festival grounds and in all camping areas will be reserved for ticket holders and festival staff.

As this is a family festival, campers under 18 will require a guardian.

An increased volunteer presence will help keep the roads and bridge clear of pedestrian traffic. Camping will have two separate areas: one that accommodates the sleepers and one that welcomes late night jam sessions.

We welcome arts-lovers of all ages to cut loose and shake their thang in a co-operative and respectful manner.

Every day, we’re adding information to our website about artists, workshops and vendors.

Stay up to date by following us on Facebook. Tickets are available now at the Bean Counter in Williams Lake and Clarke’s General Store in Horsefly.

See you at the Fly!

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