Festival to uncover hidden treasures

Victoria Park Centre for the Arts director Rhyll Wilson, artist Sioux Tempestt and Vic Park Collective member Joni Sercombe with Victoria Park Centre for the Arts project co-ordinator Jen Sheps. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d423459
Victoria Park Centre for the Arts director Rhyll Wilson, artist Sioux Tempestt and Vic Park Collective member Joni Sercombe with Victoria Park Centre for the Arts project co-ordinator Jen Sheps. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d423459

The Ignite the Park Music and Arts Festival will be launched on Thursday, August 21, and continue on August 28 and September 4 and 11.

Presented by the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts (VPCA) with support from Vic Park Collective, the Town of Victoria Park and the Little Print Shop, the festival will celebrate the Town’s unique, quirky edge with street activations, venues themed by local artists and performances by musicians, artists, poets, storytellers and comedians.

VPCA director Rhyll Wilson said a number of venues along Albany Highway would host events at different times, allowing people to wander from one entertainment hot spot to the next.

She said 15 businesses would take part and those confirmed so far included 868 Gourmet with comedy nights, an art exhibition at Antz Inya Pantz Cafe, live music and art at The Precinct and The Bottle-O, live painting at The Butcher Shop, and visual installations in the windows at Ms Demeanour.

There will be free, gold-coin donation and ticketed events.

Visit www.facebook.com/IgniteThe Park for more details.