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Music, dance and spoken-art fest mounts a digital success

Music, dance and spoken-art fest mounts a digital success

The longest-running arts festival on the Sunshine Coast just staged its first-ever all-virtual event, which has been deemed a success.
Art Beat: Sechelt issues callout for lamppost banner designs

Art Beat: Sechelt issues callout for lamppost banner designs

The District of Sechelt is looking for an artist or graphic designer residing on the Lower Sunshine Coast to create original artwork on the theme of “Future Perfect” for Sechelt’s lamppost banners.
Driftwood Players leap into ‘Spoon River’

Driftwood Players leap into ‘Spoon River’

There’s more than one way to work around a pandemic. Just ask the Driftwood Players. The longstanding Sunshine Coast theatre troupe had been accustomed to mounting a couple of productions a year, mostly at Heritage Playhouse in Gibsons.
Art Beat: Performing Arts Festival concert on Sunday

Art Beat: Performing Arts Festival concert on Sunday

The 2021 Sunshine Coast Festival of the Performing Arts has been underway since April 12, with about 200 performers in a variety of musical and non-musical disciplines undergoing adjudication by experts in their field.
YOUNG ARTISTS AND OUR ANCIENT FORESTS

YOUNG ARTISTS AND OUR ANCIENT FORESTS

The annual young people’s exhibition at the Sunshine Coast Arts Council’s (SCAC) Doris Crowston Gallery in Sechelt this year has a theme of forest conservation.
Local minstrel still turning out banjos and tunes

Local minstrel still turning out banjos and tunes

The first song Clay Hepburn ever wrote – which he dashed off in response to a kind of dare – is still the one he might be best known for.
Art Beat: Coast poetics

Art Beat: Coast poetics

The Griffin Poetry Prize, a separate entity from the B.C. and Yukon program, is the largest international prize for poetry written in or translated into English, awarded for a first-edition single collection of poetry published the previous year.
Art Beat: Meet and chat with ceramics artists online Sunday

Art Beat: Meet and chat with ceramics artists online Sunday

This is the final weekend you’ll be able to take in the excellent display of ceramics, Diversity in Clay, at the Doris Crowston Gallery at the Arts Centre in Sechelt.
Making music for personal growth

Making music for personal growth

Gibsons singer-songwriter Lowry Olafson is once again in a pretty good place, as his talents, life circumstances, and a little help from his friends have led to new initiatives, with music always at the centre.
Be a ‘nano-tourist’ in an imagined minuscule world

Be a ‘nano-tourist’ in an imagined minuscule world

Artist Shannon Pawliw is immersing us in her imagination at her exhibition, Microscapes, which opened this week at Gibsons Public Art Gallery (GPAG).