May 5 to 14
ARTSWEEK 2023 LAUNCH
Friday, May 5 at 6:30 pm
The Electric City Culture Council (EC3) invites you to attend the launch of Artsweek 2023, kicking off 10 days of performance, poetry, and visual arts projects, featuring dozens of events and nearly 100 artists.
Join us at the Commerce Building Courtyard, 2 Bankers Common
(access via the alley next to Watson & Lou, 383 Water Street).
All Events Are Free!
Join us at the epicenter of the First Friday Art Crawl for the official proclamation of Artsweek by Mayor Jeff Leal, remarks from Councillor Alex Bierk, and guest artists Jeremy Pastic, the Unity Singers, Hank Fisher, Justin Million, and Laurin Isiekwena – followed by Jennifer (Opal) Elchuk’s participatory performance Woodland & The Wilds Promenade.
The full roster of Artsweek events during First Friday on May 5 include:
Woodland & The Wilds Promenade
Join Jennifer Elchuk and a magical gaggle of woodland creatures, musicians, and stilt-walkers on a promenade around the downtown, starting in the Commerce Building Courtyard. Don one of the animal masks, fly a banner, and join the parade! Beginning at 7:30 pm.
Take-Out Poetry Cart
Step up to the Poetry Cart and put in your order for a ready-to-go poem written just for you, while you wait. Look for the Cart on the sidewalks outside the Commerce Building. 6:00 pm. – 9:00 pm.
Interactive Musical Animations
Multi-media music and projections from singer-songwriter Benj Rowland in the courtyard behind Black Honey Café, 217 Hunter Street West. Access via the alley next to Karma’s Café. This 20-minute performance repeats at 8:00 pm, 8:45 pm. (Please note that the print program incorrectly lists a show at 9:00 pm.)
Musician Charlie Glasspool and company perform a concert under the stars of songs inspired by the discovery of a distant black hole (3C84) in an outer galaxy emitting a steady B flat note, albeit 57 octaves below middle C. 9:00 pm. – 10:00 pm. at the Heritage Pavilion on Armour Hill, 300 Hunter Street East. Stargazing to follow.
ARTSWEEK 2023 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Click the program titles below for further information
or see the full page of program descriptions here.
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE
But please consider making a donation
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Millennium Park by the Fountain
Artsweek is produced and presented by the Electric City Culture Council (EC3)
EC3 is a not-for-profit arts service organization supporting the development of individual artists and arts organizations in Peterborough and Peterborough County. Our programs provide opportunities for artists to create, produce, and present work, and for audiences to experience and appreciate the arts. We champion the arts, delivering grants, awards, research, strategic leadership and advocacy, professional devolvement, residencies and arts programming.