The Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl will mark its 10th anniversary year with its biggest ARTFUSiON Festival ever on September 12-19th, say organizers.
The celebrations begin with a daylong celebration of the arts on Saturday, September 12 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Kenmount Park Community Centre. This year is particularly special because ARTFUSiON will be a Doors Open site.
“The ARTFUSiON Festival on Saturday, September 12th includes all kinds of fun performances and activities. There will be displays by local artists and artisans, crafts and activities for the kids, and an introductory community art project for everyone to participate in,” said AAMP’s co-chairperson, Cindy Foote.
The celebrations continue throughout the week with a number of workshops, activities and events. The 2015 festival has a mix of new performers and crowd favorites, including singer/songwriter Chris LeDrew and storyteller Catherine Wright.
“Following our full day of performances and displays, we have workshops ranging from writing to dancing, storytelling, crafts for kids and acting for youth and adults,” added fellow co-chairperson Christine Hennebury. “There is even a murder mystery event taking place at Coffee Matters to end off the festival. However you like to participate in the arts - from audience member to performer to crafter- we have something interesting for you to do during ARTFUSiON Week.”
The Association for the Arts in Mount Pearl encourages all residents of Mount Pearl and surrounding areas to join in the week of fun. Hennebury and Stamp said they would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of AAMP’s community partners and sponsors for their support in making this festival what they hope will be the most successful to date.