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Baawating Arts Festival ~ Sault Ste Marie

Event date: 9/27/2019 - 9/29/2019 Export event

Baawating Arts Festival ~ Sault Ste Marie

Featuring performances,film, and an Indigenous Arts showcasing Northern Ontario’s Indigenous talent

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SAULT STE. MARIE, ONTARIO -  September 22, 2019  (LSN)  T more than 40 Indigenous artists from across Northern Ontario will descend on Sault   Ste.  Marie to celebrate Northern Ontario’s top Indigenous talent with   Dream  Big  2019:  Baawating  Arts   Festival.    

The festival is presented by the   Northern   Indigenous   Artist    Alliance    (NIAA)    and will include performances, art exhibitions, and film screenings at various venues across the city.    NIAA co-founder and board member,    Rihkee    Strapp,    says,    “These    Dream Big events are open to the public and are all by donation.    We are very thankful to have endorsement from    Chief    Dean Sayers of Batchewana and so many community members that have supported the organizing of this event.    The    beginnings    of    NIAA    emerged    from    the    first    Dream    Big    in    North    Bay,    so    it    is    surreal    to    be    hosting    it    in    Baawating    in    2019!”    Dream    Big    2019    kicks    off    Friday    night    (September  27)  with  an  art exhibition by Ojibway   artist  John    Laford    at    Eeh  jhii  Bog  mhe  be  og    (commonly    known   as Baawating  Gallery    –    80    March    St.);  and  continues  Saturday  (September    28)    at    Shingwauk    Auditorium    with    a    film  screening  of  Thunderstone Pictures’ Coming Together to talk  with filmmaker Ardelle Sagutcheway, followed by a  night    of    comedy    featuring  Sudbury  Comedian Kevin  Shawanda and Batchewana’s TwoSpirit  darling Teddy Syrette. On    Sunday    (September    29),    March    St. will temporarily close to traffic to make room for an outdoor Indigenous   Arts Market showcasing the region’s top Indigenous arts,    crafts, and food vendors.    The festival closes Sunday afternoon with a musical performance by Anishinaabe musician Melody    McKiver.        All events are open to the public and admission is free/Pay What You Can, thanks to supporting from the Ontario Arts  Council.   

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