ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL 2017

ARTS ALIVE FESTIVAL 2017

Stay tuned for August 2018 Date!

With over 200 visual and performing artists, this “must attend festival” has become a signature event in the lower mainland. This free, family event features live musical performances, artists and artisans show casing a myriad of mediums, live demonstrations, a children's venue and special performance surprises all day long!

LOCATION: McBurney Plaza, Fraser Highway, between 204 & 206 Street

Arts Alive

What's Happening?

Visual Artists & Artisans

Beautiful new work from the finest painters, potters, sculptors and jewelry designers. Along Fraser Hwy. between 204 & 206 Street.

Arts Alive Showcase Stage

All-day performances from BC's most talented musicians in McBurney Plaza. A great place to sit back, relax and tap your foot to some incredible beats.

Salt Lane Activities

Visit Salt Lane for live music, fun activities and interesting vendors.

Children’s Fun Zone

A great line-up of absolutely FREE activities for children including balloon twisters, face painters, crafts, bouncy castles and more.

Opus Children’s Chalk Art Gallery

 

NON-STOP MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND DEMONSTRATIONS!
FREE ALL DAY FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!


Participating artisans & map

Click here for a full list of participating artists

Download list

Click here for festival map

Download map


Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage 

10am Alex Maher www.alexmahermusic.com
11am Dominique Fricot www.dominiquefricot.com
12pm Bees and the Bare Bones  www.beesandthebarebones.com
1pm Coastline Pilot  www.coastlinepilotband.com
2pm Dominique Fricot www.dominiquefricot.com
3pm Bees and the Bare Bones  www.beesandthebarebones.com
4pm Coastline Pilot  www.coastlinepilotband.com

Salt Lane Stage

11:30am Alex Maher www.alexmahermusic.com
1pm Redwoods www.redwoodsvancouver.com
2:30pm Redwoods www.redwoodsvancouver.com
4:00pm Redwoods www.redwoodsvancouver.com

Children's Venue

10:30am-4pm Alternating  
  Andrew Christopher www.andrewchristophermusic.com
  Rossi Music www.rossimusic.ca

Who is performing?

Alex Maher

Utilizing a loop pedal, guitar, saxophone, along with a few percussion instruments and his voice, Alex Maher creates lush layers and complex harmonies all with a driving rhythm that makes you want to move. With a foundation in jazz, Alex’s music fuses hip hop, soul, pop and funk influences.

Alex has had a storied career as a solo performer and as a band member – opening for the likes of Weezer, Wide Mouth Mason, Bachman Cummings, Mother Mother, Sam Roberts, Robert Randolph, and The Proclaimers.

 

Dominique Fricot

Tumbling into local cult fame, Dominique Fricot’s swoon-worthy baritone ballads and honest lyrics named him the third-place winner in The Peak Performance Project and won him the Shore 104.3’s Best of BC award on September 2012.

His discography blazes a new trail in genre, treading the line between post-brit pop, indie-rock, and folk. With his spellbinding strings, electrically charged vocals, and genuine onstage charisma, it’s impossible not to be charmed by Fricot and the honesty expelled in his music.

Bees and the Bare Bones

Bees and the Bare Bones is the upbeat, quintessential, Canadian, girl-next-door duo, comprised of Madison Olds and Abby Wale. They write across and blur the lines over several genres of music including indie folk/pop and alt-country.

As the 2016 Chevy Tailgate winners, they went to Nashville where they recorded at the Sound Emporium with Brad Stella (the Stellas) and were first introduced to the music industry.

Coastline Pilot

Comprised of twin brothers on guitars, their best friend on bass, and a female drummer that Leo met on a blind date, Coastline Pilot is a West Coast indie-rock band with big sound and even bigger dreams to make their music heard.

Born and bred in Vancouver, BC, Leo, Thomas, Chad and Launey each bring unique musical styles, experience, and inspiration that together creates the feel-good, lyrically-charged tunes that can be found on their 2015 EP, "In Search of New Land," and their highly anticipated upcoming EP that is set for release in late Spring 2017.

The Redwoods

Redwoods is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver B.C. The fourpiece was formed in early 2012, and consists of three singers, two guitarists, a bass player and a drummer. 

Determined to keep the modern day rock scene alive, the band writes and performs their own original music, from intricate melodies to straight ahead, driving rock and roll.

 

Andrew Christopher

Andrew Christopher is a Canadian singer-songwriter born and raised in small town Agassiz, BC. Andrew's repertoire has been described as a “truly eclectic mix of contemporary songs” ranging from Tim McGraw to Eminem. His original songs have heavy emphasis on lyrics and the guitar accompaniment is perfectly married with the tranquillity of his voice. His energetic and often humorous live shows, along with a Rock 'n' Roll attitude, intrigues fans to stick around after just one listen. Andrew’s charm and sincerity as a person has kept them coming back for more. 

Rossi Music

Rossi is a Vancouver based multi-instrumentalist performing on Spanish guitar, Caribbean Steel Drum, and Vocals. His music incorporates a fusion of styles from Spanish Rumbas, Nuevo Flamenco, to Brazilian Jazz and Calypso. Rossi infuses the fiery sound of his Spanish guitar with the subtle and mellow sound of the Caribbean steel drum creating a unique new style that Rossi likes to call Contemporary Caribbean Fusion. Rossi has performed and toured extensively in South Africa, Europe, and North America. He is now based in Vancouver, Canada.