Festival of the arts off the rails in 2014

The multi-media Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts has been temporarily derailed in what would have been its 31st year.

Chris George, president of the festival society, said the festival board wants to revamp the experience.

“After brainstorming on ideas to revitalize the show, we realized we simply were not going to have time to properly plan and prepare for a new and improved show,” said George.

“The decision was made to cancel this year’s show in order to focus on making the 2015 show a new and improved experience.”

George said one of the big changes for next year will be the incorporation of more styles of art.

“We want to include all of the arts in the festival, widening it out from the traditional painting, sculpture and fabric arts and bringing in music, drama and even the culinary arts as part of the festival.”


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