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Rain or shine, the 17th  edition of the Festival des Arts will be held on July 31st  and August 1st, at parc Delpha-Sauvé, under the theme Flux and Reflux. For the occasion, the honorary presidency has been entrusted to artist Tina Sruthers, known for her three-dimensional fabric and mixed-media sculptures as well as for her cultural mediation projects.

Photo Mélanie Calvé

During these two colorful days, visitors will be able to travel through the artistic universe of some forty artists. This is the perfect opportunity to support those for whom art is the essence of their lives. It’s no secret that the pandemic hit the artists hard as their inspiration is born through encounters, the social movement, and the experiences that are available to them on a daily basis. Under the circumstances, inspiration has fled those who feed on it.

The Festival adapts

Previous editions have shown that the Festival generally welcomed close to 6000 visitors per year. Thus, the number of festival-goers on the site should not cause a problem, since the capacity recommended by Public Health is 3,500 visitors. In addition, a one-way circuit will allow fluidity in accordance with sanitary measures.

A participatory piece

Festival-goers will be invited to participate in the creation of a collective piece, through cultural mediation. This activity will be held at the outdoor booth of the Honorary President. It will be possible to participate on Saturday from 11am to 12pm, 1pm to 2pm and 3pm to 4pm. As for Sunday, the activity will continue from 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm. Note that the work will then be reworked by the Honorary President. Subsequently, it will be exhibited in a public place in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, during the month of September.

Mélanie Calvé


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