Arts Alive! Quebec is back for another summer

For the third consecutive year, the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) hosts Arts Alive! Quebec, a province-wide cultural festival featuring Quebec artists in six different regions.

Moveable festival travels across the province from June to September

Live music is just one of the family-friendly activities the West Island Festival has to offer. (Guy Rodgers)

For the third consecutive year, the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) hosts Arts Alive! Quebec, a province-wide cultural festival featuring Quebec artists in six different regions.

Funded entirely by Canada 150, the summer series showcases creativity in six dynamic communities: Hudson, Quebec City, West Island, Knowlton, Huntingdon and Wakefield. Each location is no more than a 90 minute drive from Montreal.

The six regions selected (such as Huntingdon - picture here) are perfect family staycation destinations (Guy Rodgers)

The festival, described as a moveable feast of music, theatre, dance, visual arts and film,  kicks off in Knowlton on June 25 and runs until the end of September.

Visit the Arts Alive! Québec website for event details and locations. 

​The 2017 dates are:

The historic village of Knowlton, on the shores of beautiful Lac Brome, invites locals and visitors to celebrate and enjoy the finest art the Eastern Townships has to offer.

From screenplay writing to outdoor theatre to Celtic music, the workshops, concerts and shows will prove that art is alive and kicking in the Townships.

Arts Alive! Québec is proud to partner with The Morrin Centre to host a weekend of family-friendly events. Interactive writing workshops, musical performances and a street fair. 

Whether it's the Hudson Village Theatre stage or the Hudson Music Festival, Greenwood's StoryFest or the Hudson Film Society, the town has always enjoyed a richly diverse cultural life. The weekend will offer two screenings of Maudie (based on the true story of Maud Lewis), Romeo and Juliet by the lake, an artisan market and various acting, dance and artistic workshops. Be sure to drop by the CBC tent for a chance to play games and win prizes.

Huntigndon will be a festival of live music, dance, storytelling, workshops and the Teddy Bear Picnic. 

It's a natural fit for the Wakefield Centre to be the hub of Wakefield Arts Alive! Quebec programming, as the Ta Da! Festival will present both new and established productions. Last year, more music and children's theatre was added, which they will continue with in 2017.

The event will take place at St. John Fisher Elementary School in Pointe-Claire and will feature West Island artists and craftspeople, as well as activities for the whole family.