Esquimalt Arts Festival returns to Memorial Park

Day-long event showcases local art with live music, interactive displays and children’s activities

The Esquimalt Arts Festival returns to Memorial Park this weekend (Aug. 19) for a day-long gathering in celebration of local artists.

The family-friendly free event hosted by the Township Community Arts Council promises something for everyone with an artist’s walk, food vendors and live music from Rig a Jig, Carolina Bluebirds, Crimson Sky and Lorraine Nygaard.

Nestled in the trees of Esquimalt’s unofficial summer headquarters, artwork from over 25 local painters, photographers, sculptors, carvers will be on exhibit alongside interactive art displays.

The Esquimalt Recreation Centre’s Art Lab and Stitch Lab will also be on site for children and youth and Molly Newman reprises her role of Emily Carr for “A Splash of Paint.”

The fun kicks off at 11 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. in Memorial Park (1212 Esquimalt Rd.).

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