SUMMERSIDE ARTS FESTIVAL
Events at our Partner Sites
As part of the Summerside Arts Festival, Eptek Art & Culture Centre has planned a large community art project. Tuesday, July 18th to Wednesday, July 19th, Eptek’s front entrance will be transformed into a large canvas on which anyone and everyone is invited to create their own chalk masterpiece. Chalk will be provided on site (or bring your own water-soluble medium) and help turn Eptek’s entrance into a vibrant representation of our community!
Another creative project happening at Eptek is the creation of a “Rock Snake.” Visitors are invited to bring their own rock (there will also be some on site) and paint a rock to add to the Rock Snake. This will grow outside during the 3 days of the festival.
Presented by La Centre Belle-Alliance, magician and illusionist Remi Boudreau will be sure to shock and amaze during the Summerside Arts Festival! He is one of the most highly regarded magical entertainers in Atlantic Canada, and with more than 1800 performances under his belt, this world-class magician promises an entertaining and amazing performance that will engage all audiences.
Imagine a mind-bending experience where borrowed objects vanish and reappear, float through the air, and challenge your perceptions of reality. See Remi Boudreau July 17th between 1-3 pm at the Summerside Arts Festival, 205 Prince St, Summerside. He will be roving the lawns of Wyatt Heritage Properties creating magic as he goes.
The Songs of Gene MacLellan
On stage at the Harbourfront Theatre on July 18th and 19th is the show, The Songs of Gene MacLellan. Catherine MacLellan, daughter of the legendary songwriter, features the songs of her father. This world premiere – part concert, part memoir – will be both moving and uplifting in equal measure.
Tickets are $46.00 and can be purchased on the Harbourfront Theatre Website: https://www.harbourfronttheatre.com/catherine-maclellan/
The Scott MacAulay Performing Art Centre at the College of Piping, and Culture Summerside, are teaming up for a performance of live radio dramas during the Summerside Arts Festival.
Culture Summerside, through MacNaught History Centre and Archives, has researched the Island newspapers of 1873 for interesting happenings in Summerside and on the Island. The programmer for Culture Summerside took the facts and wrote radio scripts following the format of early live radio.
On Tuesday, July 18 at 7pm, volunteer amateur actors will take to the stage of the Scott MacAulay Performing Art Centre to voice the scripts before a live audience. Foleys will produce the sounds just as they did for live radio.
Pianist Christine Anderson Gallant will be on the piano to create the mood for the dramas, which will be recorded and later join the other Culture Summerside online radio drama library.
Spoken Word performances will also be part of the evening with Holy Trinity and PEI Poet Laureate, Tanya Davis.
The Summerside Rotary Library is excited to celebrate the Summerside Arts Festival. The library will host additional family-centered crafts and activities! On Tuesday, July 18th from 6-8 pm, everyone is welcome to participate in rock painting! Individuals are encouraged to paint two rocks, one to add to the library’s’ rock snake, and one to take home. These rocks can be used in flower beds, flowerpots or just for decoration. We will provide the rocks and the paint; all you need is your imagination.
Program will run from 6-8 P.M. on July 18th in the Key room at the Summerside Rotary Library.