Ignite the Arts Festival 2024

Event Dates:
  • Fri March 22, 2024 12:00 AM
  • Sat March 23, 2024 12:00 AM
  • Sun March 24, 2024 12:00 AM
  • Mon March 25, 2024 12:00 AM
  • Tue March 26, 2024 12:00 AM
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  • Event Cost: $100.00 for the festival weekend, $25.00 for youth (12-18)
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Ignite the Arts is a ten day celebration of art and culture separated into two parts: Community Week, and Festival Weekend!

Community Week: March 22-28

Kicking off on Friday, March 22, 2024 and running through to Sunday, March 31, 2024, key events include the unveiling of the Penticton Art Gallery’s Mini Mural project in partnership with Cannery Brewing, Lake to Lake Art Walk in partnership with PDCAC, Artist Talks, Art Installations, Parade for No Reason, and a THREE DAY, MULTI-VENUE, MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Square Mini Mural Unveiling at Cannery Brewing
– Art Walk Preview: Art of Katherine Wilson at 4th Meridian
Live Music: The Feels at The Hub on Martin

PDCAC Community Art Walk
Sculpture Day on Martin Street
“Mini” Mini Mural Forgeries at the Penticton Art Gallery
– Artist Talks at the Penticton Art Gallery
– Exhibition Opening at the Penticton Art Gallery
Live Music: The Feels at The Hub on Martin

– SOICS Unbox Project at The Dream Cafe
Sn’Pink’tn Speaking at the Dream Cafe
Live Music by Joshua Smith at Cannery Brewing
– Performance Prep Workshop at the Legacy Den

The Confluence Conference (online only)
– Children and Youth Songwriting Camp at the Penticton Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts

The Confluence Conference (online only)
– PADMA Fundraising Concert “From Eh to Zed” at the Cleland Community Theatre

– Adult Songwriting Bootcamp at the Penticton Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts
A Night of Indigenous Storytelling at the Dream Cafe

– 2RMX Movable Feast at the Cleland Community Theatre
– 10-minute plays at the Tempest Theatre

Festival Weekend: March 29-31

See the full schedule of events here.

The second weekend is when the streets come alive with music! The Weekend of March 29th to 31st will feature our ticketed event day stages. A wide range of live performances, workshops and activities throughout the downtown core, taking advantage of existing indoor spaces featuring two full days of programming spread around town from noon until 10 pm, culminating at a single venue to end off each day from 10:00-1:00 am.

Music and Art in 10 venues across Penticton with performances by over 50 acts from across the province and beyond including The History of Gunpowder, Madeline Terbasket, Selina Martin, Balkan Shmalkan, Al Simmons, Melawmen Collective, Leo D.E Johnson, Kia Kadiri, Saltwater Hank and much more.

The festival offers a wide range of community programming including free events, workshops and educational programs. Each location will feature revolving musical acts, with each talent preforming two times over the course of the weekend to guarantee you will have the chance to see all you favourites.

Get more information and purchase your tickets online at IgniteTheArts.ca