Event: ARTs Unleashed!
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 to Tue, Aug 23, 2016
ARTs Unleashed is nine days that are all about expression and creativity – wherever we find it. It could be outside a store, in a church pew, at the theatre, through the Farmers’ Market, or by the water. Discover the many and diverse art forms and how they frame our lives.
Find dance, film, literary visual arts, music, food, gardening, textiles, technology, vintage clothing and everything in between. Explore it all as you ramble through the historic streets of Annapolis Royal, one of Maclean’s Magazine’s “CANADA 2014: 10 Places You’ve Got to See.” Visit the world-famous Historic Gardens named Canadian Garden Tourism’s 2015 “Garden of the Year”.
The Festival opens with a tourist favourite – Paint the Town . Running August 15 and 16, this event is celebrating its 20th year. Over 70 artists set up around the town and paint, sculpt, carve, photo or sketch. At the end of the day, the fruits of their labours are displayed for a frenzied round of silent auction bidding,
The last four days of ARTs Unleashed feature a festival within the Festival – FODAR 2015 . Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal boasts a contemporary dance program that you won’t see anywhere east of Montreal. This year’s headliner is Toronto’s Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie dancing James Kudelka’s The Man in Black, inspired by country and western great Johnny Cash.
Bring the family and spend your days exploring the vast array of things to see and do. Stay the night at one of the town’s many award-winning B & Bs. ARTs Unleashed 2015 – let yourself go!