MEMBER PARTICIPANTS SHOWCASE
GUIDELINES FOR MEMBER PARTICIPATION
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
VENUE GUIDE SECTION
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CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT MAP
CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT LINKS
COMMUNITY BUSINESS LINKS
Capital Arts Festival 2006 Archive
On behalf of Capital Arts Festival 2007, we cordially invite you to join us in an October celebration of Canadian arts, culture and heritage throughout the Capital Regional District.
Presented by Heaven-on-Earth Marketing and Image Management Company and in conjunction with a broad range of support from the business community, Capital Arts Festival 2007 is a regional event - administered and produced exclusively as a business organized initiative. Through sponsorships, private arts funding and business equity, CAF 2007 is produced without government funding and without non-profit/charitable involvement at the operational level. We gratefully thank the Capital Regional District for granting permission to publish a current CRD digital map to our event website.
In developing a regional, cultural festival, our goal is to showcase and promote practicing professional artists encompassing all arts disciplines. Capital Arts Festival 2006, a pilot festival and market survey for CAF 2007, determined that the time has come for the business community to come forward in establishing and organizing a professional calibre event that unifies practicing professional artists, strengthens the professional arts community, benefits local businesses, and benefits our citizens and visitors to this region. During the two week pilot festival last year, CAF 2006 showcased eleven venues throughout the CRD, with an estimated attendance of 10,000. Since its inception in January, 2006, our event website has been visited by more than 200,000 visitors.
Exclusive to practicing professional artists who live and work in the CRD, Capital Arts Festival 2007 in October will offer our citizens and visitors to this region a showcase of regional professional events - produced by our member participants - in dance, music, literary, performing and visual arts. Member participants are responsible for their own program development and venue procurement, and all members keep 100% of their ticket proceeds and/or sales revenues.
Practicing professional artists have attained a high level of development and achievement in their chosen fields of endeavour, and are recognized for their professionalism and accomplishments within their communities, by their peers and through their affiliations with professional member groups, societies, associations and numerous independent arts businesses.
This year's festival comprises 17 member participants and represents more than 750 practicing professional artists. CAF 2007 features a diverse array of traditional and non-traditional venues, including: the Canadian Pacific Ballet's production of Victor Hugo's La Esmeralda ~ The Hunchback of Notre Dame, performed at the McPherson Playhouse; to small and intimate dining establishments, such as the Seahorses Café - in a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy fine regional dining and live acoustic guitar preformed by Brad Prevedoros. CAF 2007 welcomes the Eagle Feather - First Nations Artists' Gallery: featured is the artwork of local Coast Salish master carver Doug LaFortune. For information about our venues, event dates, times and locations, click on to our Member Participants Section.
For your convenience, we offer the following printable PDF files: Calendar of Events, Capital Arts Festival 2007 Poster (11" x 6.75"), Capital Arts Festival 2007 Rack Card (9" x 4", 2 pages) and Venue Maps for each Member Participant.
Available in select areas throughout the region is the Capital Arts Festival 2007 Venue Guide. Our free 32 page publication features interesting and informative event editorial and colourful, easy-to-read venue maps and calendar. Get your copy today!
With over 30% of the regional population supporting the arts, culture and heritage in our region, Capital Arts Festival 2007 is proud to present to our citizens and tourists a truly unique, cultural experience.
Capital Arts Festival 2007 gratefully acknowledges the generous support from the business community and all of our sponsors who helped make this festival possible. Many thanks to our member participants and venues for participating in this year's event, and special thanks go to our administration support staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication. Finally and most importantly, we thank the public for their support and appreciation of our event.
Take in the Capital Arts Festival 2007! Support arts, culture, and heritage and the many practicing professional artists who live and work in the Capital Regional District.
Itís yours to discover!
Event Owner and Executive Director