The Sunshine Coast’s Leading Edge Visual and Performing Arts Festival. October 16-26, 2014

The 11th anniversary edition of the Sechelt Arts Festival will be presented by the District of Sechelt in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. This year’s Festival will celebrate the amazing talents that abound on the Sunshine Coast, continuing to push artistic boundaries and expand existing programs.


BODY of LIGHT | OCTOBER 16 to 26

“BODY OF LIGHT” as the ten-day festival’s overarching theme will provide a unique opportunity for arts and cultural collaboration and a shared experience leading to greater awareness and reconciliation of emotional, physical and spiritual issues and stories. Using The Arts as the medium, the experiences created will embody everything from life threatening to life-changing moments, presented through multi-dimensional art, film, comedy, theatre, music, dance, associated workshops, and a heritage exhibit. Highlights of the 2014 festival will include:


A ten-day curated Art Exhibition featuring a cross-cultural collaboration between selected coast First Nations and non-aboriginal visual artists. The curated art exhibition will explore historical, contemporary and forward-thinking “stories” via multi-genre, collaborative art installations. The final works will illustrate the process of creative inspiration through to final reconciliation of concept, story, and subject matter. October 16 to 26, 2014.


An entertaining Main Stage theatrical performance based on the transformative nature of physical and spiritual “healing;” the exploration of its contradictions and rituals in today’s society.  Featuring original music, comedy, dance and film, this inspirational production will premiere at the Raven’s Cry Theatre on Saturday, October 25, 2014.


An uplifting multi-dimensional celebration of song featuring Sunshine Coast choirs, vocal groups and the xwamstut performance group, assembled specifically for this special Main Stage production at the Ravens Cry Theatre, Saturday October 18, 2014.

PLUS TEN DAYS of AMAZING PROGRAMMING with something for everyone!

These ADDITIONAL events will include a variety of learning and cultural awareness opportunities, concerts and street art as well as an Emerging Artists Showcase, Family Day concert, a Classical Music Day, and Heritage Exhibit and museum tour. Workshops may include the art of aboriginal weaving, healing through song workshop, as well as mask making, carving, painting and story-telling workshops.


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