32nd annual Filberg Festival – August 1-4, 2014

Sight Seeing

Guest Post: Come join us this BC Day Long Weekend August 1-4, 2014 and celebrate the best of arts, crafts, and music from across Canada! The Filberg Festival continues to enjoy its world-wide reputation and 32 years later is still one of western Canada’s longest running and largest juried outdoor arts show.

The 2014 Festival will showcase over 130 artisans and makers of fine art in a variety of media ranging from metalwork, pottery, toys, woodcrafts, jewellery, paintings, glass, textiles and specialty foods.

This year we are thrilled to feature local artist Tracy Kobus as our guest artist.  Tracy lives in the Comox Valley and her acrylic paintings give a thoughtful perspective on the connection between humans’ and nature. Her work, now in collections world-wide, is available at the Comox Valley Art Gallery Gift Shop and various events throughout the year. Follow her blog or newsletter to get regular updates: www.tracykobus.com.

The Filberg Festival is also known for great entertainment and this year’s line-up offers a wide variety of music to please everyone’s taste.  Main stage performances include Tiller’s Folly, Royal Wood, Jesse Peters, and Ken Lavigne.  Other appearances over the four day weekend are by Phil Dwyer, Daniel Wesley, David Gogo, and many more.

Gate admission is charged at the Filberg Festival, as it is the primary fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization which has the responsibility of repairing and maintaining the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park’s property and buildings (www.filberg.com). Advance tickets are available now online at www.filbergfestival.com,and as of June 21 the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, I-Hos Gallery and at all Vancouver Island Thrifty Foods locations. Four day passes are also available. Festival hours are 10am to 6pm Friday thru Sunday and 10am to 5pm on Monday.

For more information visit www.filbergfestival.com or email info@filbergfestival.com.

Publisher of Amazing Vancouver Island. Doug grew up in Kamloops and Vancouver. He is also the President of KIAI Angency, an Internet Marketing and Branding agency in Vancouver. He is an avid photographer and you can see his many pix of Vancouver Island on Flickr.

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