Is it already too late?
Have all the artists moved away or given up completely?
Is that why, year after year, our area is pretty much overlooked by those colourful New Brunswick tourism publications?
I am still here and I’m hosting an artist festival in May. Anybody who is interested is invited to become involved.
There is no big slush fund. So far there are no paying jobs, and no luscious contracts. For the last six months there has been mostly just me working as an unpaid volunteer.
After fifty years of experience as a local artist I am taking this opportunity to invite the community to become involved in building something out of almost nothing.
The Artist Festival Headquarters is located at the art centre at 212 St. Andrew St. Bathurst, New Brunswick until at least the end of May. The door will be open every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 to 3:00 and people are cordially invited to drop in and ask about free registration for the festival.
By the end of May I should know how much support the Chaleur community has for art and artists.