Demonstration Artists and All Ages Art

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Demonstration artists and Art for all ages, making windsocks.  Click for more photos

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Saturday’s music and beer garden photos…

Thanks to Wes Bloxham, Cameron Oscienny,  Barry Bruyere, and all the musicians and volunteers  for a well attended Saturday night bash. Click the photo to see more photos.DSCF6053

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Reception – Aug 1, 2014

Thanks to Lily Diotte, Barry Bruyere, and all the volunteers who made this a great reception. Click the photo to see more.

2014 Reception

2014 Reception

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Game On!

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!

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Festival Schedule

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

Demonstration Tents:
August 2 & 3: 11-6
Aug 4: 11-4

Festival Crummy
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.


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Artist Demonstration Pavilions

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
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Special Announcement re: Friday, Aug 1st Reception Tickets

Special Announcement!!!
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.

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Road Control Information

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.

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The Art of Beer

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.

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Art on Display All Over Port Alberni

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.


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