Art City particpant makes his lantern (CBC)
Fire unites everybody. It's a great bridge to bring people together. It warms us, it comforts us, it's universal. - Leah Fontaine, Art Coordinator of Ndinawe (North End Arts Centre).
Three dynamic youth arts centres are coming together to light up the Forks for Culture Days. Let's Unite by Lantern Light involves Graffiti Art Programming, Ndinawe and Art City. Children and youths are constructing their own lanterns and on Friday evening at 6:30 will come together and process to the walking bridge at the Forks to install them, setting this historic meeting place aglow for the whole weekend.
Fontaine says "The creative process can be a means of gathering together many diverse communities into the various aspects of public life that embraces artistic cultural expressions. Let's Unite by Lantern Lights will play an integral role in restoring relationships and community building but most importantly created for the well being of the people."
What's fun for the kids is that they are making their lanterns on their own and they won't see the designs of the other groups until they all come together. After the installation the children will participate in drawing games, so they'll have the chance to meet new kids who also love art.
Art City participant and staff (CBC)