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Harvesting the Arts Festival Tenth Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALL FOR ART IN ACTION
HARVESTING THE ARTS TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 2013

SAINT JOHN, NB – MONDAY, AUGUST 19th, 2013

The tenth anniversary of the festival is being celebrated Saturday, October 19th, 2013. , and welcomes artists from a host of backgrounds and interests to participate in this milestone occasion that brings the city’s arts&culture scene to the forefront.

There are several new aspects to this free festival, expanding upon its annual celebration of art in action and the spectacular harvest season experienced in the region.

A key new element to the festival is the DOORS OPEN concept: welcoming the community and its visitors to witness art in action in a variety of venues and mediums. This allows for the shops and businesses that operate all year round within the BIA to become a part of the vibrancy infused into the Uptown core with the open-air markets.

The OPEN-AIR MARKETS are the roots of the festival. This year, both King’s Square and Loyalist Plaza will be operating in tandem for Harvesting the Arts Festival, featuring artisans and craftspeople from a host of passions and genres.

Further presence at King’s Square is being coordinated as well, for organizations to host a WORKSHOP, DEMONSTRATION, or PERFORMANCE for the public.

The most innovative addition to the heart of the city is with the establishment of FREE WALKING TOURS, being launched Uptown throughout the day’s festivities. Each focuses on a different aspect of the highlights within the City’s Arts&Culture Policy: shop, eat, work, play, live, and create. Various locations will become a feature stop on the tour, and give a taste of the services and flavour of our community’s rich Arts&Culture scene.

Each participating location will receive a pumpkin and poster to put on display, which will signal to the public which venues to visit. “Look for the pumpkins!” directs the public to explore Uptown and step within and bring to the forefront those spaces that form the architectural splendour that is the backdrop of the city. An online map that denotes various locations and schedule of activities will be provided, and an info booth hosted by Fusion Saint John will direct people to the various festivities that can be enjoyed throughout the day.

As the icing on the cake, the event is likewise collaborating with the Music New Brunswick Awards that are being hosted in the city during that period; bringing musicians from across the province to join with the Harvesting the Arts performance roster that features acts from as far away as Winnipeg.

To register as an artisan, food vendor, Doors Open location, workshop or demonstration host, free walking tour stop, or to volunteer for this free event, please complete the online registration form: http://bit.ly/hta2013.

Keep your ear to the ground for all the event details to share at www.fusionsj.com, www.facebook.com/harvestingthearts, or contact harvestingsj@gmail.com.

Media Inquiries:
Stephany Peterson
Harvesting the Arts; Tenth Anniversary Festival Director
Fusion Arts&Culture Director
harvestingsj@gmail.com