What a 40th Anniversary Its Been!
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2017 has been a year Island Mountain Arts will never forget. Along with the momentous occasion of the 40th Anniversary, 2017 is also the year that Island Mountain Arts faced the State of Emergency brought on by wildfires in the province. In Wells and Barkerville we were lucky to not be directly threatened by fire, however we were certainly impacted by it. For weeks Highway 97, which is the artery into the interior, was closed and our neighbours in Nazko, Williams Lake, The Chilcotin, 100 Mile House and other surrounding areas were evacuated. Many Cariboo festivals, events and gatherings were cancelled. In what felt like a miracle, the ArtsWells Festival was not cancelled and we are grateful to those of you who made the journey to Wells. In fact Island Mountain Arts was lucky in that we were able to run all of our summer programs. It was a small but mighty group who made it to Wells for programs like the Toni Onley Artists’ Project (which began on the day of the fires!), gallery exhibitions, workshops, the ArtsWells Festival and the Harp & Cello School. With numbers down and because such a large part of our operating costs are funded by programming (which we pride ourselves on), we are feeling it financially.
While this was not the kind of excitement we expected for our 40th Anniversary, we are confident that IMA will weather this storm thanks to the support of people like you! Any charitable contribution you can make will go a long ways to ensure that IMA can continue to offer exceptional artistic experiences for at least another forty years.
Kim Beggs Live at the Sunset Theatre Nov 13
Kim Beggs, perhaps Whitehorse’s strongest contribution to the contemporary Canadian folk circuit, has a voice and an outlook like no one else, and she reveals her path of experience at every turn. That voice. Beggs has a timbre that is folksy, earthy, and woodsy all at once – natural-sounding, of course, but more than that: her voice is as her other gifts, quite simply pure.
Join us for this special night of music at the historic Sunset Theatre in Wells. Kim will be joined by Marcel Desilets on dobro and banjo and Bob Campbell will be opening the show. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.