Festival of All Things Arts


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Hello friends old and new, 

You’ve reached the ArtsWells website. 

We know that many of you are waiting to hear whether or not Island Mountain Arts (IMA) will bring ArtsWells back in the summer of 2023. 

Based on the results of the 2022 Community Feedback Survey and the IMA Board’s goals and vision, we are planning a smaller version of the Festival, to be presented in 2023 or 2024. We will announce the next Festival dates soon. 

Our goals are to present an event that includes the best parts of ArtsWells and eliminates, to the best of our ability, the elements that strained our community. 

·      We hope you will read the Community Feedback Survey Results Summary Click here to open a PDF of the Survey Results

·      IMA Board and Committees will continue to develop the Festival and other plans, seek funding, and collaborate with our partners for the future. 

·      We encourage our neighbours to join us for a Community Meeting on February 8th at 7:00 PM in the Island Mountain Arts Public Gallery (2323 Pooley St.) where we will present our roadmap for the 2023 season and beyond. We look forward to hosting this conversation. (we unfortunately do not have the infrastructure to host this meeting in-person and online at this time.)

If you’re interested in volunteering with us to bring a future Festival or other programming to life, please consider joining us on February 8th or contact volunteer@imarts.com for more details.  

Background:

For many years, Island Mountain Arts ran a summer festival in Wells called ArtsWells Festival Of All Things Art. Artists, musicians, and attendees came from near and far to celebrate what Wells had to offer.

The festival has not happened in person since the beginning of the covid pandemic. In its final years, it had successfully grown so large that it began to put serious strain on the broader community and its infrastructure.

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