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Salish Sea Festival - Week of Lanterns: CV Edition

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Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Comox Valley Arts is excited to participate in the 2021 Salish Sea Week of Lanterns Festival, an annual celebration of art, culture, and light - presented by ArtSea Community Arts Council in Sidney BC. Thanks to the ongoing support from the province of BC, Saanich Peninsula municipalities, and our local community partners, the festival is in the 7th year, and although the evening gathering will be postponed until 2022, we are thrilled to invite the community to illuminate their hand-crafted lanterns and put them on display. Building on the success and community engagement of the 2020 Week of Lanterns Festival, this year you can expect to enjoy lantern displays across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, supported by our partner arts councils: Salt Spring Arts Council, Arts Council of Ladysmith and District, The Old School House Arts Centre in Qualicum, Comox Valley Arts Council, and Gabriola Island Arts Council. How can you participate? This summer you are invited to get creative and construct a lantern, or ten! If you have limited time or creativity, order a simply Jellyfish lantern kit for pickup ($10). Families and beginners can create together with free online tutorials that show how to create a simple paper-bag or papier-mâché lantern. Those looking for a challenge can signup for an online workshop that will help you create an intricate fish or star lantern ($25, materials included). And, of course, we look forward to seeing the unique and extraordinary lantern designs by local artists and artisans! During the Week of August 15th-21st, 2021 light up your lanterns (with battery-operated lights) and put them on display for the community to enjoy! Invite your neighbours to light up your street, or challenge your community to create the best display (there are prizes for the top three displays on the Saanich Peninsula). Submit photos and the location of your displays to be added to the interactive map so that the community can tour the displays (in-person), or enjoy the displays online. Looking for inspiration? Visit the lantern displays created by lantern expert and Artistic Director, Jennifer Witvliet at the Pier Hotel, Garden Court (by Sidney Home Hardware), and throughout the main street in Sidney by the Sea. Follow us all on Facebook for more inspiration, activities and possible gathering spots!

Cost: Free Event
Category: Arts | Entertainment
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Location: Comox Valley
Comox Valley, Courtenay
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Kera McHugh
[email protected]
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