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Festival celebrates local talent

The annual local underground creative gathering known as Ecotone returns on Saturday, Feb. 2.

For the fourth year in a row, Conduit has partnered with the En Owkin Centre and Okanagan Greens Society to put on this festival, which will showcase more than 100 emerging and established artists, featuring, installation art, sculpture, graffiti art, eco-activism, crafts, musical performances, poetry readings and story telling.

This is the sixth festival that the Conduit Collective has organized.

It was originally created for the purpose to share the gifts, ideas, and talents of the established and emergent creative community of Kelowna and the surrounding area with the community at large.

It’s a grassroots co-operative community co-venture to support and nurture the Okanagan’s creative business community and burgeoning arts scene.

“This festival helps support the local arts community, and enables innovation to occur and be recognized. The past six years have been very, and we are excited for the experience again this year,” said festival organizer, Gabe Cipes.

Music performances will include Wild Son, Killer Panda, Kinshira and Rumpus Room.

There will be original art work on display all around the centre by a number of artists including Kristoff Steinruck, Jordan and David Doody, Meghan Wise, Carie Harper and Rena Warren.

The corridors will be filled with tables featuring local crafters wares including Curio Designs, Green City Acres, Nateah Designs and Scribbled Sun.

This event is meantto harness a great amount and diversity of creativity, said Cipes.

Ecotone will run from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Feb. 2,  at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for students;  $15 general; kids and Alternator Gallery members $5 minimum donation.

All proceeds will be donated to the Okanagan Greens Society

For more information and a full list of contributors, visit the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com. For anyone  interested in volunteering for the festival can emial conduitcollective@gmail.com.

 

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