FILBERG FESTIVAL UPDATE PRESENTED BY: LEWIS & SEARS MARKETING & EVENT MANAGEMENT
We are really excited about how the 32nd annual Filberg Festival is shaping up! The team has been hard at work over the winter putting together another stellar festival. Artisan applications were accepted through until the 7th of February and the Jury has reviewed all the submissions and selected those who represent the best in their categories. Not an easy task! We get over 200 applications in all mediums and can only handle 130 due to space in the Park. We are extremely lucky to have such amazing artists and craftsman who want to take part in our Festival. Now the process begins to send out confirmations on who has been accepted.
This year we are thrilled to feature local artist Tracy Kobus as our guest artist. Tracy lives in the Comox Valley and her acrylic paintings give a thoughtful perspective on the connection between humans’ and nature. Her work, now in collections world-wide, is available at the Comox Valley Art Gallery Gift Shop and various events throughout the year. Follow her blog or newsletter to get regular updates. www.tracykobus.com.
And let’s not forget the other components that make up the Filberg Festival…we have almost finalized the entertainment for the Main Stage and Garden Stage for the August 1-4 dates. Contracts are being processed and once all has been confirmed we will release the line up. We can tell you however, that it is an eclectic mix of genres that should appeal to everyone! We also have some new food vendors on board as well as our regular favorites! Who doesn’t love the food at the Filberg Festival?
The success of the Filberg Festival also depends on the support of the many volunteers who are required to fill numerous positions over the four days. If you are interested in getting involved please contact Kirra at [email protected] or call 250-339-2715. We welcome your involvement!