Arts Wells festival stars announced

Musicians, visual artists, dancers, puppeteers, actors, filmmakers, writers, and sundry oddballs without category have been phoning, e-mailing, and snail mailing their applications to the eighth annual ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art since last fall, says event spokesperson Jeremy Stewart.

Musicians, visual artists, dancers, puppeteers, actors, filmmakers, writers, and sundry oddballs without category have been phoning, e-mailing, and snail mailing their applications to the eighth annual ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art since last fall, says event spokesperson Jeremy Stewart.

“For the Island Mountain Arts team, that has meant months of negotiations and careful planning,” Stewart says.

“All that hard work has paid off in the form of a line-up featuring names like Dave Bidini, Mr. Something Something, and Australia’s The Re-Mains.”

Although the lion’s share of the line-up is on the website now, there is still more to come and the curious will want to check the website often for details on performers and workshops happening at the festival in Wells July 29 to Aug. 1.

Details for workshops, films, theatre, tand more are still being posted.

ArtsWells also hosts the International One Minute Play Festival—coming up on its 12th year—which takes much of its shape from the creative energy of festival-goers.

“On top of all that, it’s safe to say that one should expect numerous unpredictable surprises,” Stewart says.

He says the good times that draw new and returning artists from all over Canada and beyond are also becoming legendary among audiences.

ArtsWells has welcomed visitors from five continents, and it’s growing every year.

Tickets are on sale now through www.artswells.com; Island Mountain Arts at 1-800-442-2787 and at a number of retailers across Northern B.C.

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