COMING SOON TO A BACK ALLEY NEAR YOU: The Back Alley Arts Festival

COMING SOON TO A BACK ALLEY NEAR YOU: The Back Alley Arts Festival

New arts festival coming to a back alley near you

The Back Alley Arts Festival runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 28

Barry Coulter

A unique new festival is hitting the alleys of downtown Cranbrook this weekend, Saturday, May 28.

The Back Alley Arts Festival was created by Cranbrook & District Arts Council and is being coordinated and led by youth ages 15-25 from College of the Rockies, Mount Baker and some who are not currently in school.

The Festival runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. A stage and viewing area is being set up off the alley behind the Arts Council which will host musicians, performance artists, kids’ activities and arts and crafts.

Food and beverages will be available, and visual artworks by the art students of MBSS will be showing in the gallery itself.

• The kids’ activities (face painting, lumiére jar-making), mask-making, mini-flower pot decorating, etc) will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Geneve Miller will also host an open stage and afternoon music session.

• Davis Yates will take the stage at 2 p.m.

• The Paint Circle, for ages 12 and up, will take place at 3 p.m.

• Arissa Toffolo will take the stage at 3 p.m.

• Watch for the exciting “Pin the Spinal Chord” at 4 p.m.

• Paint Circle II at 5 p.m.

• Don’t miss the Jackson Pollock Paint Out, 6 p.m.

• Dawson Rutledge takes the stage from 6 to 7 p.m.

• The reception for the student exhibition will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

• Logan Hawes is on Stage from 8 to 9 p.m.

Mount Baker teachers were invited to include the project in their curriculum and to encourage students to participate and enter their work into the exhibition.