February 09, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Art Galleries & Artists
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I was one of the many enthusiastic art lovers at the progressive opening for the Spirit Art Festival in Dawson Creek.
It was pretty exciting to see the flyers for the month long city wide festival. The line up includes visual art displays, live performances, workshops and lectures
Many of the businesses downtown are sharing their street front window space with local artists. Several venues will be hosting events. The whole city is alive with art!
The opening began at the local bookstore and made its way to the Alaska Café where we were treated to several readings of poetry by celebrated Canadian Poet Ms. Lorna Crozier. Ms Crozier read several pieces of her work and was accompanied by local musician Andrew Ho on the piano. Her poem "Snow" was especially powerful and evocative for us northern folk.
It was awesome to be back in the Alaska Café, which is now only opened on special occasions.
This promises to be a great month of art!