The First Nations fusion this year at Artfest Kingston was the perfect addition to our Artfest art and craft exhibiting team. This collaboration is most fitting in recognizing and celebrating the culture of Canada's First Nations people's!
*NEW First Nations Artists Pavilion at Artfest Kingston
This year, Artfest Kingston wanted to make a significant addition to its arts programming in order to educate people and promote Canadian First Nations art and craft. This promises to be just the beginning of a feature that will grow and evolve each year!
Our First Nations Pavilion showcased a group of professional Indigenous artists, a Métis drummer and singer, historical hand crafted art pieces, and a selection of First Nations artwork. Additionally, Artfest Kingston featured First Nations cultural programming that included storytelling, traditional craft demonstrations, singing, poetry and drumming.
If you are a First Nations artist who is interested in participating in next year's Artfest show, please contact us. There are a limited number of spaces. Please note: travel expense bursaries are available. This is a juried exhibition and we are seeking a mix of handcrafted items: bead work, painting, photography, pottery, jewellery, glass, textiles, clothing and more so, please feel free to apply.