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Arts and Culture Events

 

Don't miss out on some fantastic arts and culture events in your community.

Events taking place July 22 - August 4 in New Brunswick.

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EVENTS:

NOTABLE ACTS SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL 
19 - 30 July, Various Locations, Fredericton
NATF puts New Brunswick playwrights at center stage: a large part of our festival stems from the winning scripts of our playwriting competition held earlier in the year, in one-act, 20-minute and 10-minute script categories. We also stage professional mainstage productions by renowned New Brunswick playwrights.


DOORYARD ARTS FESTIVAL 
21 - 23 July, Woodstock
Dooryard Arts Festival is four days of music, art, theatre, stories, workshops and an open-air market in downtown Woodstock, New Brunswick. The Dooryard Arts Festival is the flagship annual summer event of the River Valley Arts Alliance, a non-profit organization with the aim of increasing public access to, and awareness of, arts and culture in the upper St. John River Valley.


THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 
22 - 24 July, 7:30 pm, Victoria Park, Mocnton
A comedy about two sets of identical twins separated as infants, and the absurdity surrounding their accidental reunion. Written by William Shakespeare in 1594, the play is definitely full of foolishness, frippery, madness, accusations of possession, mistaken identity, love and family. Hubcity Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors, playing from July 22nd to 24th, and then from July 29th to the 31st. 


TAY CREEK FOLK FESTIVAL 
22 - 24 July, Tay Creek
An annual musical celebration bringing local musicians to a wider audience while at same time allowing local people to hear others from the province of New Brunswick and further afield.  The festival takes place on the grounds of the beautiful Tay Ridge Farm. The main stage and auditorium are entirely under cover in a former horse barn opening into a paddock, and spectators are encouraged to camp for the weekend in tents and RVs. Workshops to follow!


"TAKE DAILY" OPENING AT IMAGO
22 July, 7 pm, Imago, Moncton
Suzanne is inspired to create by her personal experiences with mental health and interpersonal relationships. The project Take Daily is a series of silkscreen prints and embroidery that show the different antidepressant and anti anxiety pills that the artist has taken during the last eight years. The goal of the project is to destigmatize mental health issues as well as the medication that is used to help people surmount mental health problems.


EAST POINT FOOD TRUCKS & MUSIC
22 - 24 July, East Point Shopping, Saint John
Introducing Food Truck Weekends at East Point Shopping. Come relax on our pop-up patio and enjoy local musical talent on our main stage. Food Truck Weekends will be located at East Point Shopping in Saint John in the parking lot between The Gap Factory and Le Chateau. Food Truck vendors will be on site from 11am to 8pm on Fridays & Saturdays and 11am to 6pm on Sundays. Join us for Food, Music & Summer Fun!


ARTREPRENEUR COFFEE CHAT 
July 22, 3 pm - 4 pm, Planet Hatch 50 Crowther Lane, Fredericton
Meet creatives in an entrepreneurial mindset... for free! Come to Planet Hatch to network with photographers, digital artists, graphic designers, and other creatives who want to create, grow, or share their business. As a part of our artrepreneur-in-residence program, you will also have the opportunity to meet our summer artrepreneur, Kate Roy!


PLEIN AIR BEACH WALK WITH JAMIE STEEL 
23 July, Sunbury Shores, St. Andrews
Sunbury Shores is going "Wild for Nature" with a variety of talks and interpretive walks scheduled for the public to learn something new about the world around us. These Walks and Talks will meet at Sunbury Shores before embarking on their journey. 
These interpretations will be hosted by a variety of art and nature enthusiasts. See link for all of the Wild Walk & Talks - they're all great! 


BURNT CHURCH SUMMER FESTIVAL 
23 July, 10 am - 5 pm, Burnt Church 
This year, 2016, the community of Burnt Church is celebrating the 225th year of the arrival of its first settler John Davidson. With that in mind, the idea of an arts festival combined with an historical element emerged. En plein air readings, visual arts, fine art crafts,  exploring shadow poetry, and old-fashioned tea! 


MOONRISE KINGDOM SCREENING & WORK BEE @ COLVILLE HOUSE
24 July, 2 pm, The Colville House 76 York Street , Sackville 
Former home of renowned Canadian painter, Alex Colville, invites you to a work bee and screening of the film, Moonrise Kingdom (2012). Come draw in a free Colville House Sketchbook or bring a drawing or crafting project of your own to work on while we watch this charming movie that makes reference to the work of Alex Colville. This event is free and all are welcome.


NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP: PAINTING IN WOOL 
24 July, 10 am - 2 pm, Creek Village Gallery, Woodstock 
A one-day workshop instructed by Eileen Yeker, art teacher, and one of our talented artists displaying at Creek Village Gallery. Barbed needles are used to interlock wool fibers to form felt. Come learn how to paint in wool. Learn the needle felting techniques necessary to make a small piece of art using wool roving. This workshop is suitable for beginners, no experience required. Register! 


GRAND MANAN MUSEUM "PAUL LAUZON FOLK CONCERT" 
24 July, 7 pm, Grand Manan Museum
Paul Lauzon, Award winning folk writer and performer, Associate Professor of Music Therapy, Acadia University. A folk music benefit concert for the Grand Manan Museum.  Concert is at Covert Hall, North Head Anglican Church.  $10 at the door.


SUMMER JEWELRY COURSES 
25 July - August 19, Sunbury Shores, St. Andrews
Sign up for a variety of summer jewelry classes at the Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre! Starting on July 11 and running through August 19, a new and interesting workshop will be offered, taught by artist/teacher experts: July 25-29: Basic Silversmithing with Brigitte Clavette, August 6-7: Copper Etching on Jewellery with Erica Stanley, August 15-19: Primitive Casting Techniques withTom Ferrero.

OK QUOI?! CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL 
25 - 31 July, Struts & Faucet, Sackville
Ok.Quoi?! is a week-long festival that presents a diverse program of contemporary art including film, video, audio, installation, community-based projects, and new music by regional, national, and international artists. Screenings, concerts, and public exhibitions take place in a variety of venues in the heart of Sackville. All festival events are free and open to the public.


CAMPOBELLO FOGFEST MUSIC & ART FESTIVAL 
27 - 31 July, Various Locations, Campobello Island 
Fogfest is a free, five-day annual music, art and heritage festival on beautiful Campobello Island in the Bay of Fundy. Music ranges from classical, gospel and jazz to bluegrass, folk, rock and country. Fogfest Art features exhibits by local and regional artists from both sides of the border.


MIRAMICHI FOLKFONG FESTIVAL 
27 July - Aug 5, Miramichi 
Canada's Longest Standing Folksong Festival held annually in Miramichi, New Brunswick is now in its 56th year! Featuring 5 days of authentic traditional, and contemporary music.


THE LAMEQUE INTERNATIONAL BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL
28 - 30 July, Lameque Island
The Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival is an annual festival dedicated to music from the period of 1600 to 1760, performed on period instruments. Each year, the Festival presents a series of high-calibre concerts at the end of July, making it a not-to-miss cultural event in Acadie.  Most concerts are presented in churches and halls on the picturesque Lamèque Island, of which the colourful Saint-Cécile Church in Petite-Rivière-de-l’Île with exceptional acoustics.


SIP, SNACK & CREATE W/ DONNA SMALLENBERG
28 July, 7 pm - 9 pm, Creek Village Gallery, Woodstock
Join Donna Smallenberg and me for a fun evening doing decoupage flower pots using a wonderful variety of papers.  Colourful, elegant or funky, your pot will be unique. We will supply all materials, but if you have something you would like to work with, bring it with you. We will be decorating 8″ flower pots. $40 gives you a drink, appetizers, all supplies and instruction.


NATURAL DYEING WITH PLANTS EXPLORATION WEEKEND
29 July,  9am - July 30, 4:30 pm,  15 Poodle Alley, Grand Manan
Connect with history and cultures from all over the world as we discover the power of indigo and traditional natural dyes. This is a jam packed workshop, we will be exploring mordants, exotic hues, and dyes in your own backyard. Sampling patterns on cloth using Japanese Shibori techniques and dip dyeing silk scarves in an active indigo vat! 


SAPPYFEST 11
29 - 31 July, Various Locations, Sackville 
SappyFest is a little independent music festival produced annually in Sackville, New Brunswick. The SappyFest Mainstage site is a combination of two large tents, beer garden, merchandise market and uncovered open space with a capacity of 2000. The site is located in the heart of downtown Sackville, on Bridge Street, closing down the main commercial thoroughfare while creating a vibrant, high-profile epicentre for the festival.


NASHWAAK MUSICFEST
29 - 31 July, Nashwaak Bridge
Enjoy 3 Days and Nights of Music NB Day long weekend for the Nashwaak Musicfest. Free Camping. Free Parking, Bring your Lawnchair. Artist Village, Jam Tent, Quiet Camping, Swimming, Crafts, Prizes, Food Vendors, and Kids under 12 get in free!!
Food, Fun, and Music all weekend long.


ST ANDREWS PIANO ACADEMY & FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL 
30 July - August 11, St. Andrews 
St. Andrews Piano Academy & Festival International (PAFI) is devoted to creating a stimulating musical environment by bringing in world-class musicians to perform and share their expertise. Held in a charming, historic Canadian seaside resort, PAFI offers in-depth and personalized musical experiences and performance opportunities for aspiring young artists as well as general music lovers.


MIDDLE ISLAND IRISH HERRITAGE FESTIVAL 
31 July - August 3, Miramichi
Come spend this New Brunswick Day long weekend at Middle Island Irish Historical Park as they celebrate Irish Heritage! A weekend packed with fun, music, entertainment, history and more! 


THE 4TH ANNUAL ST. CROIX ARTS SHOWCASE 
1 - 5 August, St. Stephen’s University 
The showcase will feature visual art, available for sale, along with live entertainment, feature artist demonstrations, and art activities for children & youth. We are proud to be a part of Chocolate Fest and to present the depth of talent and the art community of St. Croix.


FESTIVAL ACADIEN DE CARAQUET
1 - 15 August, 220 Saint-Pierre Blvd, Caraquet
One of the largest tourist attractions in the Atlantic provinces. Festival-goers converge by the thousands in Caraquet to celebrate the vitality of Acadian culture. Each year, for the 2-week duration of the festival, approximately 400 artists grace the stage to perform a variety of acts to the 100,000 people in attendance.


 SPECTRUM / SHARING STORIES OPENING 
2 August, 5 - 7 pm, Government House, Fredericton 
A group exhibition featuring New Brunswick Crafts Council Juried Members’ works where colour or lack of colour plays a significant role and Atugwatiq: Akonutomane: Sharing Stories is a group exhibition that shares and celebrates visual art and fine craft by Aboriginal artists from the Atlantic Region.


SCULPTURE SAINT JOHN
4 August - September 17, Saint John Waterfront
Come watch as eight accomplished sculptors from around the globe transform mammoth chunks of New Brunswick granite into masterpieces to be enjoyed for generations.  A rare opportunity to watch these artists bring their visions to life. This event is open to all and free of charge.


 
CALL TO ARTISTS!
We have exciting events coming up in Sackville, Saint John, Woodstock & Fredercton: ArtsLink Pecha Kucha Nights. Share your stories and your works in an upbeat way. 
The Watermark Project is a community effort to collect and archive true stories about the ways people interact with water. Started by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper in 2015, the Watermark Project aims to collect one story from every Canadian household.

 A Watermark is a true story about you and a body of water. Whatever your story may be, your Watermark connects you to a shared water heritage.


Submit yours here!

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