Arts Sunday is fast approaching and all creative individuals and organisations are invited to take part by taking a stall, performing or engaging the public in some way. Last year’s Arts Sunday on St Peter Port’s seafront had over 9,500 visitors, so this year organisers are hoping to draw over 10,000 people.
Guernsey Arts Commission has already had a great response from the call out to past stall holders, with past participants returning and a host of new stalls. We want to break the record from last year so we are encouraging as many people as possible to get involved, including you!
WHAT IS ARTS SUNDAY?
The island is blessed with many talented artists, musicians and organisations, emanating from across the breadth of the arts. Arts Sunday is a fun, relaxed and inclusive community event for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy and participate in the arts in Guernsey. The Arts Sunday committee works very hard, in their own time, to try and put on the best possible event that all of Guernsey will love and return to year after year. It’s a community event and the aim is to bring people together and have a taste of an array of glorious things within the arts.
The event is to be held along the entire Town seafront in St Peter Port, running from the Town church along to the Liberation monument and incorporating the Crown pier. The event will run from 10am until 5pm. Expect to see:
- Arts’ Market: Full of stalls, workshops and demos
- Live Music: Across 2 stages
- Theatre stage
- Dance stage
- Street art: Including graffiti artists, chalk drawings and much more
- Poetry & Literature
- Public Art
Some tremendous musical acts are lined up for the day so far, not to mention the amazing dance, theatre and comedy groups performing. There will be a constant flow of entertainment all day to suit everyone’s needs.
Many people are already in touch about having a stall at Arts Sunday. The list is ever growing but expect to see dance schools, arts and crafts, paintings, textiles, greeting cards, illustrations, jewellery, face painting, photography, decorate your own cake, ornaments, home fabrics, ceramics, graphic designers, handmade home items, clothing, original artwork, a pottery wheel, the Sarnia Woodturning Group and the list goes on!
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HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
Stall holders, musicians, dancers, performers, food vendors all have a chance to showcase their work. Let’s celebrate what’s in Guernsey!
We also require volunteers to help with a number of duties on the day. Volunteering is a great way to be involved and is hugely appreciated.
For any of the above contact Simone at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01481 709748
Musicians and performers can also contact Russ at email@example.com
If you know of anyone who would like to take part in Arts Sunday, please pass this information on.
The Guernsey Arts Commission has announced a new initiative for this year’s Art Sunday.
EXPRESS YOURSELF is a multi-media event where everyone, of all ages, in all parts of the community can participate.
Using this year’s theme of ‘Living on an island’, all islanders of whatever age are encouraged to post their responses to the Arts Sunday Facebook page. Entries can be:
- Drama pieces
- Any art and design form
Creative pieces should be uploaded to the Arts Sunday Facebook page, the virtual gallery –
Creative pieces will be displayed, broadcast and played, in an exhibition in the centre of town at the greenhouse at Guernsey Information Centre shortly after Arts Sunday – opening 24th June.
The Arts Sunday committee are hoping lots of people will get involved in some way as it’s a chance to show what living on an island means to them, in their own personal way. Schools around the Bailiwick are also getting involved, as well professional artists, media companies and performers. The Guernsey Arts Commission’s community arts team will be also be supporting the ‘Living on an Island’ theme at Arts Sunday on the 8th June with a range of interactive activities for all ages.
Everyone is encouraged to present their art either as an individual or group, showing how living on an island is unique to them and to attend the official opening of the Express Yourself community exhibition at the greenhouse at the Guernsey Information Centre – Tuesday 24th June, 4.00pm-7.00pm, Free entry, all welcome.