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Kaleidoscope: Celebrating 125 Years of Arts & Culture
July 23, 2016 - July 24, 2016
Our thanks to the many artists, performers, volunteers and community partners that made the Kaleidoscope such a success.
Thanks To Our Community and Corporate Sponsors
CREATE, LEARN, SHOP & SAVOUR
Unleash your inner artist and get hands-on with activities throughout the Kaleidoscope grounds. For the kids, there’ll be arts and crafts and games. Try out dry-point print making and your unique etched leaf can become become part of the Coquitlam 125 public art tree sculpture that will be unveiled at Lights at Lafarge, Nov. 26. Walk along the Coquitlam Trail in the urban forest, stopping at 12 stations to test your knowledge of Coquitlam history. Complete the whole trail to win a prize! At the Street Art Wall, watch the magic of mural artist Kris Kupskay and help him paint a Kaleidoscope-themed design. Or, learn about the ancient Indian art form of Rangoli—using coloured beans, lentils, peas and rice to create beautiful designs on the ground, and then try your hand creating your own design on paper. Become a walking work of art with free body/face painting and henna tattoos by professional artists. Sip craft beer and cider from Yellow Dog, Moody Ales and the BC Tree Fruits Cider Company, and savour both the sweet and savoury from food trucks serving up festival favourites, such as grilled cheese, hot dogs and mini donuts as well as Ukrainian, Malaysian, Mexican and Portuguese cuisine. And don’t forget to browse the artisan market, offered in partnership with Coquitlam Farmers Market, for one-of-a-kind handcrafted arts and crafts. There’s plenty more in store—expect a surprise around every corner!
BOOKS, STORYTELLING & ART AT THE STORY CAFÉ
For a dose of all things literary, drop by The Story Café, sponsored by independent, family-owned bookstore, Black Bond Books. Sip a glass of wine or coffee while noteable storytellers take you on literary journeys with author readings, poetry and more. (See the entertainment schedule and write-up for performance details.)
On Saturday, tour the Kaleidoscope event site and see emerging and professional local artists complete a painting—en plein air—in just three hours in the Plein Air Competition. Come back Sunday and vote for your favourite in the People’s Choice Award. Pick up signed copies of books from participating Story Café authors, CDs from Kaleidoscope performers, paintings from the Plein Air Competition as well as other merchandise.
MMM… FOOD TRUCKS!
As you grab a bite from these festival vendors, enjoy performances by talented buskers.
CHEESE STREET GRILL – CLOUD NINE COTTON CANDY – EL CARTEL FOOD TRUCK – HOT GRANDMA’S KITCHEN – HUGS BY MOLLIE’S MINIS – JAPADOG – KAMPONG – LENNY’S LEMONADE – OLD COUNTRY PIEROGI – THIS LITTLE PIGGY MOBILE CATERING
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