Festival highlights the work of women artist

February 26, 2018 by  

The Skirtsafire Festival is returning to Edmonton for four days next month.

A variety of events will be taking place at several venues on 118th Avenue. There will be plenty theatrical performances, dance, yoga, spoken word events, visual art displays, music, and a showing of the film “Sustainable Me” over the course of the four-day event. The aim of the festival is to help elevate the work of women artists who are often underrepresented.

Prior to the festival, on March 4, the Skirts TeaFest fundraiser will take place from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM at the Nina Haggerty Gallery. Guests will be treated to food and drink while bidding on items in the silent auction. They will also enjoy hands-on crafting activities and live entertainment. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door, and include a ticket to The Romeo Initiative.

The opening ceremonies will be held at the Nina Haggerty Gallery on March 8 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. Guests will enjoy food, drink and entertainment from Stephanie Harpe. Admission is by donation.

It is probably that organizers will invest in printed products such as flyers to advertise in the Edmonton area.

The Skirtsafire Festival will take place from March 8 to 11. For the most up-to-date information, visit the official event website.