WHAT IS LUNA?
LUNA is a new festival which brings art and energy to the streets of Revelstoke. Opening on September 30th from 6 pm until Midnight, the festival will run until October 7th, 2017.
25 local and visiting artists have been selected through a jury process to create unique art installations throughout the city. Designed and planned largely by volunteers, Luna is a completely free event showcasing and celebrating the visual and performing arts scene in Revelstoke.
The free LUNA program guide will illustrate the installation locations with a map and provide a synopsis of each art piece. On opening night visitors have 6 hours to discover 25 art installations selectively placed within the downtown core, enhanced with music, food, performances, and business events which will run concurrently during the evening.
Installations may appear in shop windows, empty spaces, alleyways and unexpected places as the familiar is transformed into something new and fantastic.
A FEW FEATURED PROJECTS:
Luna projects are created for everyone to move through and enjoy at different times of the festival.
Some works are better viewed when dark, while others are located within businesses and restaurants where you can sit and stay for a while.
A few will only be performed live on Opening Night and then viewed through video loops for the remainder of the festival.
@ Revelstoke Art Gallery
Friday, Sept 29, 6-9 pm
Kick off your Luna experience one day early! This opening reception will take place at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre (320 Wilson St). Immerse yourself within an installation-based exhibit, created by Artists Krista Stovel, Jacqueline Pendergast, Nicole McGarry, Julia Crucil, and Francine Lanoie.
@ Chubby Funsters
Let this piece begin the wonderment of your evening. A box with a peep-hole created by Sarah Spurr. What will you see inside? Of course, we won’t tell you here…find out for yourself! Take time to settle in for a house-made Luna crafted cocktail before making your way to the next exhibit.
THE COLOURING BOOK
@ The Taco Club
Step inside to experience Angela Gooliaff’s giant colouring book mural. Images of old growth vegetation and animals will come alive as you participate in the creation of this work. Stay for a meal while you soak up the Art!
@ Mackenzie Avenue Gazebo
Have you ever wanted to climb inside a snow globe? Now is your chance, and it’s the perfect photo-op! Complete with “snow” sifting down upon your head you will be transported into a winter wonderland. Produced by Rob Buchanan, Jessica Leahey, and Greg Hoffart.
THINGS THAT GO BOO IN THE NIGHT
@ Grizzly Plaza
Thunder and lightning, footsteps, voices whispering, and rustling leaves…These are just some of the sounds we hear at night. This visual and audio piece will intrigue and haunt you as you wander by. Produced by Andrew and Miriam Manley.
A multi-media live performance with Rhoneil Eurchuk and Jason Mannings telling the story of birth, growth, decay, death, and resurrection. It is composed of an album created in tandem with the lunar cycles of one year. As the songs are performed live, the projectionist weaves together beautiful footage of landscape.
@ Explorer's Alley
Look up! Created by Artist Lucie Bergeron, you will enjoy this project rain or shine.
DRUM-J SI & BRUCE THOMAS
@ The Explorer's Society
Saturday, Sept 30, 10 pm
End your evening with a music celebration! 10:00 pm – Midnight. No fee for access. Drinks and food available for purchase through the Quartermaster.
And many more...
We couldn’t have done this without a team of dedicated people. Our core Luna team consists of:
- Miriam Manley, Executive Director, Revelstoke Arts Council
- Victoria Strange, Executive Director, Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre
- Rob Buchanan, Lead Artist, Ideas Man
- Nico Leenders, Marketing Manager, RMR
- Jana Thompson, Marketing, Revelstoke Tourism
- Pauline Hunt, Web Designer, Spark Solutions
SPOT THE ROCKET
The Countdown is ON! Spot the Rocket over the summer and take a selfie. Share your snapshot on Instagram and tag @lunaartfest or #RevelinLuna for a chance to win a free Luna T-Shirt!
LUNA IDEA GENERATOR
Crank. Crank. Whirrrr. The Luna Idea Generator is working hard. Spot it in various locations that will eventually be the venues for amazing works of art!
The 2017 Interactive Nocturne Guide will be available in September, the most accessible way is to use your mobile device and access the online version of the guide.
The Guide will be released in paper format in the September issue of The Revelstoke Mountaineer and will also be available for download in early September.