Friday-Saturday, August 12-13, 2016
CultureShock Community Arts Festival
22 Little Avenue, Memorial Park
Event website: http://cultureshockfest.ca/
About the Festival:
"CultureShock Community Arts Festival is a FREE all-ages multi-day festival hosted by UrbanArts Community Arts Council each August in Central West Toronto. CultureShock is a community-driven festival that celebrates and showcases the artistic vibrancy of our community and the diverse cultural backgrounds of local residents within York-South Weston. In it’s 11th year running, CultureShock provides a forum and a space for artists from the area and across the city to showcase their talent and craft, including dance, music, visual arts, theatre and spoken word."
There will also be an official kick-off on Thursday, August 11. It is also free but will require online RSVP.
Be sure to check out the schedule and the awesome line up of performers on their website here!
There are many ways you can participate in this community arts festival. CultureShock invites people to enjoy live performances, check out the marketplace, participate in the maker lab's workshops and meet community organizations at the community fair.
How else can you get involved? You can also apply as an artist/performer, vendor, volunteer and community fair exhibitor! Details are on their website's "Get Involved" section.
"UrbanArts is a non-profit Community Arts Council focused on enhancing neighbourhoods by engaging youth in community development through the arts. UrbanArts initiates arts activities that bring people together in central-west Toronto and city wide."