BC Day Long Weekend 2020, July 31 – August 3rd | Wells & Barkerville, BC | Lhtako Dene Territory
The Cariboo’s largest celebration of music and art, the ArtsWells Festival, is back for its 17th season in the colourful community of Wells and the historic goldrush town of Barkerville, BC from July 31 – August 3, 2020.
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 and are available from www.artswells.com and children aged 12 and under are free. This year all pass holders get free entrance to Barkerville Historic Town! And 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.
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.