Art In The Open is a two week long, bilingual, contemporary visual arts festival that culminates in an 8 hour event in Historic Downtown Charlottetown’s celebrated green spaces on the last Saturday of every August. The Art in the Open Festival commenced as one of numerous projects delivered under the City of Charlottetown’s designation as a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2011. Since the introduction of the festival, it has built a ten-year history of successive presentations. The festival prominently highlights ephemeral art in all its forms—performance, installation, sculpture, projections, and participatory projects.
The steering committee that comprises the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, La Fédération culturelle de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (FCÎPÉ), Creative PEI, The City of Charlottetown, Film PEI, The Black Cultural Society of PEI, and this town is small, have gained the confidence of many stakeholders who support the festival, many of whom have been involved from the beginning. This beloved annual event is made possible by the hard work and talent of hundreds of photographers, artists, donors, organizers, curators, production and management staff, marketers, volunteers, designers, translators, and board members.
Art in the Open 2016 Program