InPrint: Conduit has Almost Arrived!

Conduit is in partnership with the En’ Owkin Centre and Okanagan Greens Society for the second year to put on a local festival called Ecotone. This event is a live showcase of over 100 emerging and established artists, featuring installation art, sculpture, graffiti art, eco-activism, crafts, musical performances, poetry reading, fire spinning, and story telling.

This is the 4th annual festival that the collective has organized, and was created for the purpose of being a grassroots co-operative community co-venture to support and nurture the Okanagan’s creative business community and burgeoning arts scene.

In 2007 the Cakewalk Collective worked in partnership with the City of Kelowna and the Cultural District partners to celebrate and showcase the talented artistic community of Kelowna. The event has transformed over the last 4 years to become what it is today; Ecotone.

Music performances will include: Yukon Blonde, Dalas Arcand, Felt Seams, there will also be an open mic along with many other performers…too many to list! There will be original art work on display all around the centre by a number of artists including, Don Elzer, Jordan and David Doody, Meghan Wise, Malcolm Eidse and Brittany Falk just to name a few. The corridors will be filled with tables featuring local crafters wares including Curio Designs, Blowfish Glassworks, Leftover Hippies, and many, many more.

The event will also feature local and organic fair including delicious morsels prepared by Chef Grant Dumontreuil, as well as organic wine from Summerhill, organic beer from Crannog Ales and organic Mead from Meadow Vista.

This event designed to harness a great amount and diversity of creativity is not to be missed!

Ecotone All Ages festival will run from 4pm to 2am on Saturday February 5, 2011 at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave. Minimum donation $10 at the door…or whatever you are willing to pay to support! All proceeds will go through the Okanagan Greens Society to contributing artists.


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