sentio hero


OUR 2018 FESTIVAL DATES: August 2 to 5, 2019

Thank You to everyone for making ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art 2018 a great success!


All artist applications will be available shortly!

Want to volunteer? We would love to have you join our crew!
Fill out an application here.

About ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art…

ArtsWells Festival is presented by Island Mountain Arts, and we are based out of Wells, BC.

Wells has always been a town vibrant of arts and culture. In the 1930’s, musical acts were enjoyed in the same Community Hall where many of this year’s shows and exhibitions are held. This is a 4-day outdoor & indoor event taking place across 10 stages and is designed with community in mind. Artists have traveled from across the country to this little mountain town take part in this inspiring collaboration, now in its 15th year. We hope that you will enjoy the weekend taking in the great artists, the local flavour of nature trails, historical sites, artisans and friendly folk!

Thank you to all of our ArtsWells Partners and Sponsors!


We’re Social! Follow us and share the Festival Love.

@jaygilday made us shiver with his powerful voice during his ArtsWells performances this year! #artswells2018 #artswellsfestival  #musicmonday #mondaymemories
📸❤️: @ajmedia
“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” ― Albert Schweitzer 
#artswells2018 #artswellsfestival#sentimentalsaturday
📸❤️: Chris Wagner
We’re sharing something very special with you this week! Captured at #artswells2018 by @trentfreeman
“Glassblowing is an animal unto itself. It requires skill, knowledge, physical strength and respect.” - William Morris 
#artswells2018 #artswellsfestival #sentimentalsaturday
📸❤️: Chris Wagner
We're putting the finishing touches on some special musical moments captured at @artswellsfestival 2018 by @trentfreeman. Can you guess what song @corwinfoxmusic performs with his daughter Kaya Fox, who is translating his lyrics to American Sign Language in the performance? ...
“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” ― Keith Richards  @pugsandcrows  @marinpatenaude
#artswells2018 #artswellsfestival #pugsandcrows #marinpatenaude #sentimentalsaturday
📸❤️: Chris Wagner
How rad was Janice Jo lee's set at this years festival?! @janjolee #artswells2018 #artswellsfestival  #musicmonday #mondaymemories
📸❤️: @ajmedia
“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.” ― Edward Bulwer-Lytton @parlourpanthermusic
#artswells2018 #artswellsfestival #sentimentalsaturday #parlourpanther
📸❤️: Chris Wagner
Our heart swelled after this beautiful cover of Raghu Lokanathan’s tune last night by @amyblanding & @naomi_kavka at #northernexposure2018 @goodeggrecords! Join us tonight from @noahderksen @panikdanyk @raespoon @raespoon at the Sunset Theatre from 8.30pm- entry is only $10
@raespoon is returning to Wells this weekend, along with @JennyBanai, @SteveBrockley @Kimmortal & @DannyBell. Weekend Showcase Series Passes are only $20 and available online at & from the IMA Gallery, single night admission is $10 at the door.
Did you catch the Hip-Hop collaboration this year? So much talent in one room! #artswells2018 #artswellsfestival  #musicmonday #mondaymemories
📸❤️: @ajmedia
Northern Exposure Conference 2018 Friday Showcase delivers a smorgasbord of delectable sounds hosted by the entertaining Banjoman and featuring @RaeSpoon, @ShirleyGnome, Noah Derksen & Ms.PANIK!  Influenced by the contrasting cultures of Canadian prairies and the west, @NoahDerksen @jennybanai's voice with ...
“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” ― Steve Maraboli
#artswells2018 #artswellsfestival #sentimentalsaturday
📸❤️: Chris Wagner
Next Friday join us for performances by @RaeSpoon, @ShirleyGnome, @NoahDerksen & Ms.PANIK! Gnome is subversive, empowering, and not for the faint of heart. The Edmonton Journal calls her “the Queen troubadour of intelligent black comic sex balladry”. Weekend Showcase Series ...

Buy Tickets

Countdown to ArtsWells 2018


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.

Social Feed