I’m really excited to write the blog this month. You know that happy, bubbly feeling where you have something awesome to tell someone and if you don’t do it soon you might explode? It’s that feeling right there.
If you’ve been at a CCC show lately or have checked in at our website or facebook page you may have already heard that there’s a big festival coming your way. The CCC is partnering with Regina Downtown, The Saskatchewan Filmpool, Articulate Ink Press Inc., The Dunlop Art Gallery, Sunday Art Market and the University of Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts to present Street F.A.I.R (Festival of the Arts in Regina). The festival is supported by SaskCulture and will run from September 27-29 as a part of Regina’s Culture Days festivities.
We’ve never done anything like this before and there are times when it seems a bit daunting but I don’t think we could have come up with a better partnership in our wildest dreams and as plans get more and more solidified I seem to get more and more excited! Beyond our great partners, Street F.A.I.R. promises to offer a unique array of programming not typically seen downtown. We’ll kick off the festival on September 27th with BuskFest – a walking tour of diverse and multi-talented street performances throughout F.W. Hill Mall and City Square Plaza. The buskers participating will be chosen through an audition process taking place on September 5th. On September 28th we’ll be welcoming DJ Natural Sympathies for a late night outdoor dance party on the City Square Plaza. This will be a great night to get out and dance before the snow comes (I’m sorry but it’s true….). On Sunday, September 29th we’ll wrap things up with a day of family activities in Victoria Park including art programming with the Dunlop Art Gallery, Kindermusic and Instrument Zoo with the Conservatory of Performing Arts and a special family edition of the CCC’s Songwriter Sunday featuring family entertainers Carol Daniels, Sylvia Chave and Kerri Senkow.
That’s our festival. Like I said earlier, it’s something we’ve never done before and that’s just one of the things that makes Street F.A.I.R. awesome. This is another step in the right direction for us as we aim to build partnerships and community. You can find more information on our events page. We’d love to see you there!