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BC Day Long Weekend 2019, August 2nd – 5th August | Wells & Barkerville, BC

The Cariboo’s largest celebration of music and art, ArtsWells Festival, is back for its 16th season in the colourful community of Wells and the historic goldrush town of Barkerville, BC from August 2 – 5, 2019. 1st Release tickets are now available, don’t miss your chance to be part of the magic for this special price.

Known as the “festival of all things art,” ArtsWells showcases hundreds of artists working in an array of art forms and musical genres in unique venues throughout the two towns. Intimate rooms like the Sunset Theatre in Wells or St. Saviour’s Church in Barkerville Historic Town provide space for artistic reverie while the Wells Community Hall and the Outdoor Stage give you room to get down on the dance floor. With both towns creating the festival site, arts and culture abound on every street corner including visual art installations, roving performers, parades, literary readings, theatre shows and inspiring music from morning until night. Delve further into the experience of art with the many workshops and special collaborations that take place throughout the weekend, or head down to the creek to soak up the sounds of a spontaneous musical jam.

At the heart of it all, ArtsWells offers four fun-filled days of creative community and artistic connection with exceptional musical experiences for every taste under the rainbow, young and old. It welcomes everyone to be a participant and dive into the diversity and beauty of art that exists in our own backyard and across the globe.

 Weekend passes start at $160 are available from www.artswells.com and children aged 12 and under are free! Every adult weekend pass includes a $15 voucher to spend at the festival merch booth. Camping and other accommodations available from ArtsWells and other providers throughout Wells and Barkerville. 

Applications are now also open to perform & create at Artswells 2019, simply head here, the applications deadline is midnight on January 31st, 2019.

ArtsWells Festival and Island Mountain Arts is grateful to operate on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lhtako Dene part of the Dakelh Nation.

Thank you to all of our ArtsWells Partners and Sponsors!
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We are pleased to announce a new partnership between @ArtsWellsFestival and @barkervillebc which will allow festival-goers complementary entry into the sister-town for the duration of the ArtsWells Festival. Barkerville Historic Town & Park is a year-round family destination just 8kms ...
Thanks to successful funding support from @creativebcs, there are a limited number of FULL scholarships available to attend our Adult Songwriting Workshop this summer! If you are a BC musician or live performer, both aspiring and professional you can apply ...
Join us at the @sunset_theatre in Wells on Wednesday, June 5 for an intimate evening of music with An Evening with Gary Fjellgaard!
Raised on the farm on the Canadian prairies this award-winning singer/songwriter is a champion of vanishing values ...
We are looking for helpful humans to assist with all aspects of our site building/pack-down and festival weekend operations. If you are somebody who is keen and available to help, please head on over to the sign-up form on our ...
Did you know our annual gathering is presented over two towns, where unique experiences are performed both in venues and out in nature? One of our most spectacular venues is the beloved Sunset Theatre!
Originally a movie theatre built in ...
Wells is a peaceful place overflowing with colour, creation and inspiration. Our team strives every year to build an environment for you to be adventurous in, to explore your inner creativity throughout many mediums of art. With participation and collaboration, ...
Thousands of BC artists dream of having their work heard, seen and recognized by the public and their peers, many of which found that initial creative path in our town of Wells.
For 16 years ArtsWells Festival has played a ...
Did you know we have 5 pre-festival workshops this year? In our ‘Intro to Roots Guitar with @Doug cox3106’ Workshop you'll learn;
🎸5 things you can do with your right hand (this includes intros to flatpicking, bass thumping, alternate thumb, ...
What puts you in the best mood ever? Is it discovering new music, learning a secret skill, meeting new friends, dancing like nobody's watching, dining on creative culinary delights? Get your best mood motivated at ArtsWells Festival 2019 - Tickets ...
Weave your way through creative collaborations, interactive installations, memorable musical moments, delicious food truck offerings & many diversity driven surprises along the way. This year's festival is evolving like never before
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It’s a complex season, spring, hopeful and heartfelt, preparing for the summer. As the snow melts and blossoms begin to bloom, Wells is calling. Calling you home to join her in celebration soon...
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Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer? Look no further than Wells. Every year our ArtsWells Songwriting & Rhythm Workshop for kids aged 6 - 18 sells out! This year it will run from Tuesday, July ...
Art + nature, nothing inspires us more! So grab your tent, pack your dancing shoes & join us in our wonderful world of whimsical wilderness in Wells. For a festival experience like no other...
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Regularly teaching at music camps in Alaska, Texas, and England, he also ran his own Malahat Mountain Music label for years and is still producing records for many musical friends he has made along his journey. Doug is also the ...
The happiest humans are the ones with bellies full with love, laughter, art, craft, music and... food! 2019 Vendor applications are now open, head to our website for all the information! .
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We are looking for helpful humans to assist with all aspects of our site building/pack-down and festival weekend operations. If you are somebody who is keen and available to help, please head on over to our website to ...
Please join us tomorrow at the Island Mountain Arts Gallery for our Annual General Meeting and ArtsWells Festival Information Session. We are excited to share with the community our plans for this years ArtsWells Festival & improvements that are being ...
They’ve arrived! Don't forget to wear your ArtsWells attire, dancing shoes and bring alllll your festival flair @corwinfoxmusic @naomijaneshore and @kittyandtherooster
Doors open at 7pm 🙂
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Pre-Fest Workshops

Come early to Wells and take part in a singing or songwriting workshop! More information on the Pre-Fest Workshops page here.

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