4th Annual Youth Arts Festival!

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The 4th Annual Youth Arts Festival will take place in Nelson and Trail February 13 – 20! Please join us for some of this exciting programming. Since 2015 the annual Youth Arts Festivals have garnered inspired responses from participants, provided professional experiences for young artists and opportunities for everyone to engage in youth arts oriented culture!

This year’s festival features an all ages Dance Cypher, taking place on Wednesday, February 14 from 5 – 6:30 pm, hosted by the Nelson District Youth Centre! On Thursday evening, February 15 from 7 – 10 pm, come celebrate youth talent at the Backstage Lounge and Open Mic Night. On Friday, February 16 at 7 pm The Ouro Collective Performs Tangent at the Capital Theatre with special guest performances by Dance Fusion youth dancers. Tickets $5 Youth/Student and $10 Adult. Buy tickets online at www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca

Throughout the festival, creative workshops and other activities will be happening around the Kootenay community. Oxygen Art Centre will host an evening of life drawing with music; a guitar workshop preceding the backstage lounge; an artist trading card workshop; as well as a portfolio development workshop for those who are thinking about applying to art school or wanting to start exhibiting their work! These events are all free and open to youth aged 15 – 29. The Ouro collective will also be teaching a number of hip-hop workshops, hosted at various dance centres in the Kootenays! Please see the full 4th Annual Youth Arts Festival Program Schedule at www.facebook.com/events/173354073439051/

The goals of the Annual Youth Arts Festival are to encourage youth to pursue their artistic talents and interests, and those of their peers in a professional and meaningful way that can be celebrated by the community at large though attendance at the all ages events. The festival also provides mentorship and workshops that develop skills, educate and inform youth about professional art practices. Everyone is invited to come out and support this important programming initiative and celebrate youth arts culture in our communities!

Connect and find out event details on the Youth Arts Festival Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kootenayyouthartsfestival/ Or at www.oxygenartcentre.org

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