Happening weekends in six Quebec regions, this festival is an opportunity to venture out, as close as Montreal’s West Island and Hudson, to areas further afield in Quebec City, Huntingdon, Knowlton and Wakefield.
Some communities focus on a main venue, while others transform the entire town. The creations are by local artists and visiting headliners, including puppet shows, literary activities, contemporary dance, theatre performances, visual arts, chamber music, film, and even a Celtic party.
Indoor and outdoor events are for all ages with activities led by musicians, theatre professionals, dancers, filmmakers, and craftspeople. It’s a chance to mix a road trip with entertaining, creative activities in beautiful surroundings. In Huntingdon, August 6 an afternoon of workshops for children and adults at the Grove Hall Arts Fair, with the music of the Durham County Poets, contemporary dance and various bands at a rock’n roll café. In Knowlton, August 24 – 28, a play The Lovely Brothers, by Laura Teasdale, a concert by The Young Novelists, followed by closing ceremonies with a short film and dance-demonstration at Théâtre Lac Brome.
For details: www.arts-alive-quebec.ca