Wolseley’s Envision Festival of the Arts celebrates 10th Anniversary this weekend

Many types of art will be on sale at Wolseley’s Envision Festival of the Arts this weekend. /DOUG KRETCHMER

The 10th Annual Wolseley’s Envision Festival of the Arts this weekend at R.A. Steen Community Centre is bigger and better than previous years.

R. A. Steen Community Centre. /DOUG KRETCHMER

How is it bigger?  Because more artists will be featured and selling their art. Everything from painting, to photography, to sculpture and jewellery.

How is it better? Well, the amazing team of volunteers and organizers have 10 years of experience under their belts, improving different aspects of the festival every year.

The two day event will also include musical and dance performances by local musicians and dancers.

As well, the ‘Do you Know Your Wolseley’ Contest is back. Two years ago organizer Jim Palmquist asked me to go around Wolseley and take photos of objects, places and things in the Wolseley area. Eight photos were put onto a poster and whoever identifies the most scenes wins a framed print by yours truly. Contest closes May 24.

Do You Know Your Wolseley contest is back (Photos by Doug Kretchmer, Poster designed by Richelle Burchill)

Festival opens Fri. May 12, 7-10 p.m. and Sat. May 13, 11 a.m. – 5  p.m. at R. A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston.

For more info go to http://www.envisionartsfestival.ca/

Doug Kretchmer


Doug's artistic endeavours include photography, video art, drawing, poetry and acting. He also has a background in alternative radio in Vancouver where he produced and programmed a radio show from 1997 to 2001. He is involved in Winnipeg's art scene as an active member of Ace Art, Art From the Heart, Platform Gallery and as a producer member of Videopool, where he served as a board member from 2003 to 2009. He is enjoying writing for the CNC, sharing stories and giving a voice to people who might not otherwise be heard.

One response to “Wolseley’s Envision Festival of the Arts celebrates 10th Anniversary this weekend”

  1. Anne Hawe

    cute, fun way to write the article.

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