The fifth annual Salish Sea Lantern Festival; a magical celebration of light, community, and artistic expression! Everyone is welcome – come and enjoy musical and cultural performances, dress up in costume, and join in the Salish Sea Lantern Parade along the waterfront in Sidney, BC. You may bring your own hand-made lantern or help carry some of the beautiful lanterns that have been constructed for the event.
|Date:||August 24 at 7:30 pm|
|Where:||Sidney waterfront and |
|Address:||Beacon Avenue, |
|Presented By:||ArtSea Community Arts |
|Committee Lead:||Wayne McNiven|
Location: St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 9691 Fourth Street, Sidney, BC
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Open Studio – FREE
August 1, 6, 8, 13 & 15 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
During Open Studio time anyone is welcome to come in and help build or repair the lanterns for the Salish Sea Lantern Festival. This is a fun time to get involved and get creative!
Family Balloon-lantern – FREE
August 17 & 18 10:00 am to Noon, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring your family to have some fun and get creative building balloon lanterns for the Salish Sea Lantern Festival.
Participants of the Family Workshop should return the following day, as the balloon lantern has to dry overnight. The following day the lantern will be prepared for hanging by shaping it and adding a bamboo stick. At this time you can work on a paper bag lantern that will be placed along the Sidney Pier for the procession. Participants are encouraged to bring their balloon lanterns to the Festival and participate in the procession on August 24 , 2019.
Adult Lantern – $40 per person
2 days – August 19 & 21 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Participants will work directly with the Artistic Director of the Salish Lantern Festival, Jennifer Witvliet, to build a fish lantern You will learn different papering and bamboo building techniques and will leave with a beautiful one of a kind work of art.
This 4 hour workshop (2 X 2 hours) costs $40, which includes all materials.
Salish Sea Lantern Festival 2018
In 2018, Renee Sampson and the SENĆOŦEN Immersion singers performed traditional songs; Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright brought their great Eco-Rock vibes; and Paul Kilshaw performed his pirate magic for all to enjoy. Following the performances, members of the community participated in a parade, carrying beautifully illuminated hand-built lanterns that reflected in the waters of the Salish Sea.