ArtsAlive! Quebec – Huntingdon Edition – Saturday, August 6th

Grove Hall invites you to come enjoy a day of art creation and appreciation by the riverside.

Emily Southwood
Publié le 30 juin 2016

ArtsAlive! Quebec - Huntingdon 2015

©Grove Hall

On August 6th, the second annual ArtsAlive! Quebec – Huntingdon Edition will take place at Grove Hall.

A fun-filled day of workshops, performances, art creation and appreciation, will kick off at 10am and wind down by 11pm with an acoustic, riverside concert. Grove Hall Executive Directors Mark Bye and Tina Bye have produced this exciting day of arts celebration in collaboration with ELAN (the English-Language Arts Network), and the MRC du Haut-Saint Laurent.

While last year’s event highlighted dance and choreography, Mark and Tina decided that this year would be geared toward workshops. Throughout the day, participants will be able to try their hand at a variety of creative pursuits, such as a culinary workshop with chef Robert Anderson; a nature-drawing workshop from artist Pat Walsh; a theatrical makeup workshop; an urban sketchers’ meeting, and a writer’s workshop led by Iris Delagrange.

ArtsAlive! is intended for all ages to enjoy. For the five and under crowd, a Teddy Bear’s Picnic will be held in the morning where kiddies can gather on tables and chairs “just the right height” for crust-free treats and Jell-O. Mid-day, Christopher Pennington and David Whyte will perform a concert for kids of all ages. Artist Pat Walsh will hold a nature-drawing workshop for kids 6 – 14 mid-afternoon. Throughout the day, Wolfgang Kater will host a musical instrument construction workshop (suitable for children 6 and up).

For the 18 and over crowd, a beer and wine tasting workshop will commence from afternoon onward. Gourmet foodie treats made from local produce will also be available for all day snacking. At 2pm, headliners Durham County Poets will take the stage under the tent, followed by an open mic for local talent. Also slotted for the afternoon— a literary reading from local authors, a display of the art pieces created throughout the day, and a dance show.  And last but not least—a mellow, outdoor musical concert featuring: 1236; Amelie Samson and friend; Run Snowball Run; Andrea Soesbergen; Caraway; and others, which will kick off at approximately 8:30pm.

The Arts Alive! Quebec project was made possible via funding from the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage. Guy Rogers, Executive Director of ELAN speaks excitedly of the ongoing project, which seeks to: “Bring together artists, art supporters, and foster relationships between art communities.” The August 6th event will happen rain or shine (under a brand new tent purchased by Grove Hall for ArtsAlive! and future projects!). Entrance to the event, including workshops, is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and free to children 0-5.

For more information and the schedule of events see: