For 21 years now, the West Vancouver waterfront has come alive with the sights and sounds of the annual Harmony Arts Festival. Presented by Odlum Brown, this year’s festival kicks things into extra high gear with the addition of even more special events including a special ticketed artist’s evening with Gordon Smith and Douglas Coupland and a Best of the West wine and food event. Returning favourites, like the Sunset Concert Stage, Artists Market, Wine Garden and Cinema in the Park, help add up to ten days of family fun that can’t be missed. Harmony Arts continues through this weekend and ends Sunday night with a live performance by Gary Comeau and the Voodoo All Stars.
01 – Five year-old Lukas Marosits takes a walk with dad Michael and mom Grace past all the arts and crafts displays.
02 – Equipped with a ladder, a skateboard, some knives and some flaming torches, performer/juggler Piper McKenzie has everyone on the edge of their seats with his stunts and skill.
03 – Street food is all part of the charm of the festival as delicious smells wafts from the smoked meat tent of Dunn’s Original as chef Wayne, cutter Tommy and their crew feed hungry visitors.
04 – Wearing their signature red, Housewine gals Michaela Morris, left, and Michelle Bouffard keep the wine garden well stocked.
05 – Three cheers for the volunteers . . . and the organizers. Harmony Arts organizer and volunteer coordinator Richard Loat, left, and volunteer Wonjun Kim walk the beach keeping things in order.
06 – Capilano University textile arts students Rebecca Fisher, left, and Dana Fisher (no relation) are among the many artisans showing their wares as part of the arts and craft tent fair.
By Catherine Barr – July 30, 2011
Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on Aug 4, 2011