Saturday, September 11, 2010

Kaleido Fun!

No-Tie Gala Art Show at the Kaleido Festival at Arts on the Ave         Photo:  Margaret Braun

The streets came alive last night with more live entertainment than you can throw a program at and over 200 works of art by 56 artists. I have 5 pieces in the Festival myself. The old Alberta Cycle Building hosted the No-Tie Gala Art Show.

If you were able to join us for the Kaleido kickoff last night, you may have caught Swiss Family Robinson on the outdoor screen in the brisk night air or heard the streets swaying to blues and bluegrass. The Bernard Boisvert Gallery saw many guests and the theatre began as well.

Today there are many, many highlights. The Avenue Central stage (9210 118th ave) boasts several acts, closing off the night with a dance-worthy Dehli2Dublin concert at 9:45 PM. Four theatre productions take place throughout the day and the sprawling Bernard Boisvert Gallery awaits as well, promising even more great music. The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse keeps the music playing with a fine roster of singer songwriters throughout the day. At various spots throughout the festival you'll find workshops, from paper making to yo-yo skills, and local artists and artisans selling their creations.

Sounds like a lot to do, doesn't it?  Haven't even mentioned the Artists and Landscape pieces yet. Watch for living gargoyles on the Nina Haggerty building, dancers on the wall, theatre in a car, a grand piano in the back alley and more.

You can also get right into the arts with Spill at the Avenue Theatre from 12-6 PM.

It all starts off this morning at 10 AM at Avenue Central (92nd street and 118th ave) with a free Pancake Breakfast. Come hungry for food, art and community to Arts on the Ave!  Check out the Kaleido Schedule for more fun!

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