That’s a wrap for 2021!
Thank you for taking a plunge with us. We did it! You can pack up your bunting and your fancy festival shoes because the 2021 In the Soil Arts Festival Summer Series is complete!
On Saturday September 30th, DJ Shub and Classic Roots closed things off with a real banger! Despite the wet weather, folks trickled out in droves as the night settled into an epic dance party in the streets. We pounded the pavement as cars drove by in awe at the masterful performance that Dan and Josh threw down. It was a truly unforgettable night that concluded this very special reimagined 2021 festival.
These unusual times were made so much more joyful with all of your support, enthusiasm for our programming and belief in the work we do. We started dreaming up this In the Soil Arts Festival series feeling a little lost and through the magical moments that were shared between August and October 2021, we found each other again.
To the incomparable artists who dreamt up original site-specific pieces and shared their artistry with us; to the audiences that flexed their muscles with our new tickets and passes and multi-day series offerings; to our incredible friends at Niagara Artists Centre who built a dream venue for the streets and honoured Nick Trainer with the Papa Tee Show Mobile; to the dedicated volunteers who dove into the fold and learned with us how to safely care for our artists, audiences and each other; to the myriad of kind folks who offered up their backyards, coach houses, gardens and more as unique venues for artistic happenings; to our restaurant partners who invented special festival features for all to enjoy; to our funders who believed in what we do and invested in our local arts community; and lastly – to the wonders that are the Suitcase in Point staff who make up a dream team of collaborators that I am truly honoured to work with.
These days have been made so much more joyful with all of you.
We invite you to enjoy this wonderful aftermovie that captures the essence of the last few months of festival fun, made by our friends at Fourgrounds Media Inc., with animations by Chance Mutuku at bbbblanc. THANK YOU!
Special thanks to Odario for generously offering his amazing track, “PEACE,” featuring Len Bowen and Dawn Pemberton.
Co-founder & Artistic Director, Suitcase in Point & In the Soil Arts Festival