Thanks to everyone that participated in the 2022 The Salish Sea Lantern Festival, an annual celebration of art, culture, light and community.
We loved seeing your lantern displays in the community during the Week of Lanterns, August 14 – 20th!
And we were thrilled that so many people joined us for the Salish Sea Lantern Festival evening event in Sidney on August 20th. It was a spectacular evening with live entertainment and the largest community lantern parade to date.
Enjoy some festival images below, and send us your photos too!
Thanks to Artistic Director, Jennifer Witvliet and the volunteer lantern festival team!
Artistic Director, Jennifer Witvliet, and an amazing team of volunteers plan and deliver the annual Salish Sea Lantern Festival. This incredible team assembles jellyfish lantern kits, fish lantern kits, and star lantern kits, and provides lantern tutorials and workshops so that the community can create their own beautiful lanterns. They also create large-scale lantern displays around the Peninsula and organize the evening lantern parade along the waterfront in Sidney!
ArtSea would like to thank our Local, Provincial and Municipal Partners!
We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia, as well as the municipalities of North Saanich, Central Saanich, and the Town of Sidney.
ArtSea would also like to thank our community partners and festival sponsors!
ArtSea is fortunate to operate within the unceded territory of the Coast Salish People – within the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation – Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout and Tseycum peoples.