Isle of the Arts Festival four days away

Michelle Benjamin

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Monday, April 14 2014

The Isle of the Arts Festival is days away. If you haven’t registered for a workshop or event, don’t waste time! Many workshops are already full, and event tickets are selling fast. But it’s not too late to get tickets for opening night [Thursday, April 17], featuring award-winning writer Patrick Lane. Susan Yates is the host, poet Allan Brown will also read, Dinah D will provide musical interludes, Woodfire is preparing snacks, and the Surf will run a cash bar. Watch the sunset while listening to one of Canada’s most acclaimed and beloved writers.

Wondering what workshop to attend? Discover the inside story on Hollywood animation, with Trevor Tamboline (three workshops—one for kids, teens and everyone else). Learn how to build theatre props (including larger than life crows!) with professional scenic Louise DeGagne. Get cozy with the sewing machine that’s sat idle for too long, with Liz Nienaber. Discover your inner actor with stage legend Antony Holland. Plus painting, blogging, screen printing, cobbing, astrology, pastels and even more.

Tina Jones and friends provide groovy dance tunes on Friday, April 18. Local artists, artisans, musicians and food folks will display their wares at the Blossom Night Market [Saturday, April 19], and everyone is invited to cuddle up to their favourite artist at Artist Appreciation Night [Friday, April 25], where the GAC Directors will be serving up barbecued burgers and the 2014 ARTIE Award will be presented.

There’s something for everyone at the Isle of the Arts. Don’t miss it!