Thanks to Lily Diotte, Barry Bruyere, and all the volunteers who made this a great reception. Click the photo to see more.
Art Rave crew awake early feverishly preparing for tonight’s Reception and tomorrow’s Festival.
Last night’s AVNews was wrapped in an Art Rave program so you can plan your Rave. Art Rave would like to thank AVNews for their support and acknowledge their outstanding Graphic Design.
The Rave is ON!
Train Station Gallery Hours (Admission Free)
July 25-31: 10-4
August 1: 10-3
August 2 & 3: 10-7
August 4: 10-6
Free Art For All Ages Workshops:
August 2 & 3: 11-6
Aug 4: 11-4
August 2 & 3: 11-6
Aug 4: 11-4
Ride Free August 2 & 3
Making loops every 30 minutes from the Festival site, up Argyle with stops at Rollin Gallery on Saturday. Enjoy a walk in the garden where 8 local artists and First Nations carver, Jason Titian, will be displaying their work.
Sunday, the Crummy will carry Festival goers up the hill to Char’s Landing for her Birthday Celebration featuring live music all day.
Regular stops at the Industrial Heritage Building and the Maritime Museum during their operating hours, before returning to the Train Station Festival site.
Artists’ Demo Pavilions
Lower Argyle will be strung with a series of 20X20 ft. pavilions featuring the best of local artists and crafts people displaying their creations and creating right before your eyes.
The Pavilions will be open Aug. 2-3 from 11AM to 6PM and Monday, August 4th from 11-4PM
Artist Demo Pavilions will be situated around the Historic Train Station housing various artists each demonstrating their talents. There’s an opportunity to chat with the artists and learn more about the various artistic processes.
List of Artists
Brett White, graffiti art
Jen Fisher Bradley, sgraffito artist
Dave Parsinishi, sculptor, carver
Shane Lloyd, pyrography
Dave Huband, carver/folk art
Tom Richardson, Luthier, musician
Yolande Fournier, potter
Raymond Shaw, carver
Catherine McPhee, painter
Ann McIvor, portrait artist
Jillian Mayne, painter
Tamas Zalatnai, sculptor, jeweler
As of Thursday morning, there are only 10 remaining tickets available to Friday night’s Reception. Cost $25.
If you want to purchase one, please call Wes at 778-421-0090.
There’s a great evening planned at the Train Station Gallery venue.
The event will be catered with a selection of appies from local restaurants, a Cash Bar and Live Music from Sandy Bouleau, Classical Piano, Cameron Geddes, Classical guitar and Art Rave’s own, Barry Bruyere, Looper / Jazz. Be there or be square. Starts at 7PM.
The Art Rave Festival site on lower Argyle will result in some traffic diversion. * Please note that you can reach the Saturday morning Spirit Market by using the available detour.
Road Control will be in effect on Argyle from Kingsway to Harbour Rd during the following times.
Friday, Aug. 1st. from 9AM-4PM. After 4 PM it will be single lane access each direction to 8 AM August 2. Road control will be in full effect from Sat 8 AM Aug. 2 to Mon 11 PM August 4.
During Road Control periods, detoured traffic will be directed to the Quay down Kingsway to First Avenue in front of Kingsway Hotel.
Artisan brewing is thriving all over Vancouver Island. Visit the Art Rave Beer Garden and enjoy a selection of Island craft beer, including local favourites.
Beer Garden is serving from Noon to 11PM. Area closes at 11:30PM
The Beer Garden is shaded and adjacent to the Art Rave Sound Stage. It’s a great spot to sit and enjoy the tunes. Don’t miss the Saturday night headliner, The New Groovement, playing at 8:30PM.
Art is being displayed all over Port Alberni through Art Rave’s Art&Business program. A sincere thank you to all of the participating businesses…
All Mex’d Up #6-5440 Argyle St
Artisan Angel Cafe #6-4505 Victoria Quay
Blue Fish Gallery 2907 2nd Ave
Boutique Belles Amies 5344 Argyle St
Char’s Landing 4815 Argyle St
Clock TowerGallery #14-5440 Argyle St
Cloud City 3042 3rd Ave
Flandangles 3036 3rd Ave
Gayle’s Fashions 5262 Argyle St
Jenny’s Fine Foods 3074 KingsWay Ave
Kismet Quilts 5334 Argyle St
MacDermotts Insurance 4907 Argyle St
Medicine Shoppe 4833 SouthGate Rd
Medicine Shoppe 3949 MapleWay
Royal Bank 2925 3rd Ave
Serious Coffee 3755 10th Ave
SteamPunk Cafe 3025 3rd Ave
Swale Rock Cafe 5328 Argyle St
The Ark 3020 3rd Ave
The Lighthouse 2750 Harbour Road
*All Art shown during the Art Rave Festival is for sale.