Quebec arts festival to stop in six cities across the province

The event in Hudson will feature plenty of kid-friendly art workshops



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The Quebec Arts Alive Festival will be making its way around the province until September and will bring tons of family-friendly fun when it stops in Hudson this summer.

From July 20-23, indoor and outdoor spaces in the Hudson area will come alive with activities and workshops inspired by the performing arts.

On July 20 at Jack Layton Park, the Hudson Players Club will perform a special rendition of Romeo & Juliet for all ages at 7 p.m. This will be the 5th edition of the club’s Shakespeare on the Lake series. There will also be two screenings of Maudie, a film about Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis. The film will be screened at the Hudson Village Theatre at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets for the movie are $15, available at villagetheatre.ca.

July 22 will boast tons of activities for kids. The Get Creative with Alcohol Inks, hosted by Hudson Artists’ Shernya Vinisky from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Artist Atelier at 411 Main Road, will feature four tutorials that will teach the basics of working with alcohol inks and how to prepare a canvas. At the Intro to Improv acting workshop, taught by instructor John Sheridan from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hudson Village Theatre, participants will learn tips and tricks to improve their acting skills. Tickets are $5 for the acting workshop, available at villagetheatre.ca.

Families can explore Bohème Hudson, an artisan market located at the Village Green on Main Road. The market will feature crafts, designers and tons of homemade artwork.

Older kids can join their parents at the Slow Stitch Spa workshops from noon until 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Artist Atelier. The workshops, taught by Hudson Fine Craft, will feature tips and tricks on how to create fiber art. A small fee for materials is required. 

On July 23, choreographer Kerwin Barrington will host “Dance and Play,” a dance workshop for kids from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hudson Village Theatre. For $5, kids can learn a dance routine and perform to the song “(The Night Time) Is The Right Time” by Ray Charles at the end of the two-hour session. Tickets are available at villagetheatre.ca.

The Quebec Arts Alive Festival curates a unique line-up that is specific to the interest of the community. The festival will make stops in cities across Quebec until the end of September, including in Quebec City (July 2-3), Huntingdon (Aug. 18-19), Wakefield (Sept. 8-10) and in the West Island in late September.

The event kicked off in Knowlton on June 25 and will be there until July 8 with tons of activities for kids, including kite and lantern-making workshops, Bodhran drumming lessons and tons of arts and crafts on Canada Day.

For more information on the Hudson event, visit http://2017.arts-alive-quebec.ca/eng/ArtsAlives/region/arts_alive_region_hudson.

To learn more about events in other regions, visit http://2017.arts-alive-quebec.ca/eng/artsAlives/home

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