Wetaskiwin Arts and Music Festival Society gains corporate sponsor

Wetaskiwin Arts and Music Festival Society gains corporate sponsor

Manluk Industries Inc., donates $2,500 to annual event

The Wetaskiwin Arts and Music Festival Society welcomes new corporate sponsor, Manluk Industries Inc., whose $2,500 donation will go a long way to keeping the event admission free. The festival is getting set to go on June 23rd, at By-the-Lake Park and fundraising for the event is well underway.

Putting on an event of this size isn’t cheap. With the crowds expected, extra porta potties must be provided. A shuttle bus from the large parking lot at the Drill Hall to By-the-Lake Park will again be provided, at no cost to riders. Advertising takes a large chunk out of the budget, as the society gets the word out about the festival. There are plans to move the stages a little closer to the audience, which means stages must be rented and power provided for the sound systems.

Do you want to be involved, but you aren’t an artist or musician? Volunteers and new members in the society are urgently needed.

Do you want to participate? The only criteria for participation is your art or craft must be created by you and preference is given to those who reside within the County of Wetaskiwin and, yes, you can sell your work at the festival. You can indicate you want to participate by commenting on the festival’s Facebook page or, preferably, by pre-registering at either of the following events. The festival society will have a table at the Parade of Programs event on March 20th, pre-registering artists and musicians, accepting membership applications into the Society and signing up volunteers. They will also have a table at the Family Fun Event at the Drill Hall on Earth Day, if you can’t make it to the Parade of Programs.

You can find the Wetaskiwin Arts and Music Festival on Facebook or contact Susan C. Kokas at kokofla2003@yahoo.com for more information.