August 1, 2017

August is going to be a particularly busy month for the Nanaimo Arts Council. We are involved in a number of summertime events. Each of these events help build community, promote the activities of NAC, and are just plain fun to be part of.

The events we have been a part of such as the Children’s Bookfest, the Pride Festival, and the Multicultural Festival have been the highlights of my summer so far. I have met incredible people, I danced, I made buttons, painted and had a ton of fun. Being involved made me feel proud to be part of NAC and satisfied with my efforts of behalf of NAC. Those are the days that make all my other days seem worthwhile.

As much as I would love to hog the spotlight, I know I need some help. I have made a list of the August events we are part of, plus our September events. If you would like to join in and help out; set-up, meet people, dance, make buttons, dance, paint, dance some more, and/or help with the take down; please, select an event, and time that works for you and email me with your choices:


Gallery Row Festival - Saturday, August 12th, noon to 4 pm - Gallery Row - 308 Fitzwilliam Street


Art Food Fun - Sunday, August 13th noon to 4 pm - Art in the Food Forest - Haliburton Street between Farquar and Sabistion


Art 'O' Rama - Friday to Sunday, August 18 - 20 - 9am to 5pm - Vancouver Island Exhibition - Kids Zone - Beban Park


Boogie Woogie arty Party - Sunday, September 10th, 4pm to 7pm - Nanaimo Golf Club


Selby Street Stravaganza - Saturday and Sunday - September 30 - October 1 - Saturday 11am - 9pm, Sunday noon to 5pm - Selby Street between Fitzwilliam and Franklyn Streets

All the events that you volunteer for get you in the gates for free. NAC will feed you and make sure you have plenty of water. We have a tent for shade. It might be a good Idea to bring your own lawn chair. Wear clothes for painting and crafts. Be prepared for spontaneous moments of joy and trust that the rest of the universe will settle into a fine place.


Contact: admin@nanaimoartscouncil.ca or nanaimoartscouncil1@gmail.com.

For more information go to: www.nanaimoartscouncil.ca

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