Concert Series, Arts Festival & Art Contest

Alianait Concert Series & Arts Festival 2011

Image Source: Aboriginal Peoples

We caught wind of this a couple weeks ago while at a crafts show. Alianait Entertainment is producing a concert series that will span the rest of 2011. Those who are unfamiliar with the name, they’re the innovators behind the Alianait Arts Festival which is held every year. From what we’ve heard and read it’s one heck of an event with live music, arts & crafts ehibits and lots of local delicacies. We’re very much looking forward to it. However prior to that is the concert series which kicks off March 19th with award-winning singer/songwriter Leela Gilday.

I’m not familar with her work but I’ve heard rave reviews so I’m looking forward to it. I haven’t been to a concert since Massive Attack played in Toronto last year so I’m kinda itchin’ for some live music. If we do decide to go one of us will be sure to write a review of it.

She’ll be performing at the Inuksuk High School between 7:30pm and 10pm this Saturday. Tickets are on sale at Ventures. For more information on the Alianait Concert Series and Arts Festival visit their website and/or Like them on Facebook!

“Raven Harmonies” Art Contest

The Nunavut Arts & Crafts Association has partnered with Alianait for a Nunavut-wide art competition. The contest theme is ‘RAVEN HARMONIES’ with the winning design being chosen for the Festival t-shirt and guide. Any form of art will be accepted.

Submit your design by email or mail as a ‘PDF’, ‘jpg’ or photo of your artwork by 5 pm March 28th 2011  to:

Alianait Arts Festival
Box 568
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0

So all you talented artists out there throw your two cents worth in and see if you can become a part of history. I’m even considering chucking an entry into there. Even though wildlife really isn’t my forte’ (I tend to be more along the lines of the creepy, horrific, demonic, big boobed style artwork)  but  I’m willing to take a stab at it. Who knows what will come of it? Stranger things have happened. 😉