Express Yourself at Port Moody’s Youth Arts Festival


Port Moody Youth Arts Festival July 2012 Inlet Theatre

Port Moody calls itself the City of the Arts and it’s kicking things up a notch this July with its first annual Youth Arts Festival. From July 26-29, 2012, Port Moody City Hall will showcase an array of performing and visual arts, as well as host a variety of workshops dedicated to self-expression through artistic creation. Admission is by donation at the door.

The schedule of events is full to bursting. Art show and Galleria events begin at 5:00pm daily throughout the festival. These include poetweets at tge Port Moody Arts Centre, art bars at Thrifty Foods and cupcake creations at Pasta Polo. There will also be artist trading cards, button making, T-shirt design, a roaming magician and a distracted driving contest. If you’d like to catch a show, here’s the rundown:

Thursday, July 26, 2012

5:45pm Doors open
6:00-6:30 Eric Davis, 5 piece band
6:35-7:05 Clayton and the Kracken, 5 piece band
7:10-7:40 Samantha Dowdell, 5 piece band
7:45-8:15 The Cutlosses, duo
8:20-8:50 Keaton and Josh, duo
8:55-9:25 Alluvium Saas, 5 piece band
9:35-10:05 Deanna’s Lovers, 7 piece band

Friday, July 27, 2012

6:15pm Doors open
6:45-7:00 Welcome messages
7:10-7:20 Miranda Andersen, film
7:30-7:50 Travis Anderson, film
8:00-8:15 A Blue Haiku, film
8:30-8:40 Shirley Cha, piano
8:50-9:00 Julia Montgomery, solo singer
9:10-9:30 Jessica Jamieson, solo singer
9:45-10:05 Isaac Story Trio, music
10:15-10:30 Julie Cho, drama

Saturday, July 28, 2012

6:15pm Doors open
6:30-7:00 Bryan Jackson, music/workshop
7:10-7:25 Brittany Thompson, film
7:35-7:55 “Waiting for Corey”, film
8:05-8:35 Bluesmoke, band
8:50-9:10 Chris Georgiev, magic
9:20-9:30 Siena Semchisen, piano
9:40-9:45 Anna Pisko-Dubienski, singer
10:00-10:15 Julia Montgomery, drama
10:25-10:35 Sina Tam, dance

Sunday, July 29, 2012

6:15pm Doors open
6:30-7:00 Fazioli piano demo
7:00-7:20 James Deady, film/collaborative
7:20-7:30 Port Moody Library Book Buzz Winners
7:30-7:50 Anna Wang, piano
8:00-8:10 Edward Qiu, solo singer
8:20-8:30 Lia Fallah, dance
8:45-8:55 Cara Paley, dance
9:05-9:10 Pauline Labayo, art
9:20-9:30 Lia Fallah, dance
9:45-10:00 Matthew Chiu, dance
10:00-10:50 “Bones”, drama

There are also workshops happening throughout the festival. For a full listing of those, visit the website. To find out more, call 604.939.9765, email rdixon@telus.net or like the Port Moody Youth Arts Festival on Facebook.

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