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Orleans Festival – UPDATE

Hi, all,

The first two days of Orleans Festival have been great so far, with lots of food, music, art and artisans and a great atmosphere. Due to the bad weather, we’ve been moved inside. Feel like coming by to say hello? We’ll be on the lower level of the Shenkman Arts Centre, in front of the bar area. We’re there from 9-3 today, so come by and enjoy some local culture!

Third Annual Orleans Festival

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be at the Orleans Festival again this year!  Having taken part in the previous two years, We’ve seen the Festival grow from a single-day show to a full weekend event.  This year the Festival runs for three full days, June 1st – 3rd, 2012.  We’ll be there Friday from 3pm – 8pm, Saturday from 9am – 8pm, and Sunday from 9am – 3pm.

Just like last year, the artisans (including Drakestail) will be set up on the boulevard in front of the Shenkman Arts Centre.  Last year we were lucky enough to be at the end of the row of artisans, giving us a fabulous view of the main stage, also set up outdoors.  They had some fabulous dance troupes and local musicians performing, and gave the whole area a great vibe.  Inside were artists and sculptors, more music, dance, and theatre productions, and of course, local food vendors showcasing their delicious fare.  This year, we will again be performing a demonstration workshop as well.  We will keep you posted on the date and time of the workshop, and will be showcasing how we make some of our favourite jewellery designs.

As noted on the Shenkman Arts Centre web page:

The Orléans Festival was born in 2010 out of the community’s desire to promote and celebrate local creativity in the performing, culinary, visual and spatial arts in a fun, free and family-friendly one-day festival environment.

This year, Festival is expanding again and will take place on June 1, 2 and 3 to better celebrate the richness, scope, talent and breadth of the artists, chefs and artisans who will perform, display, and create their respective works in and around, the Shenkman Arts Centre, the east-end’s hub for artistic expression and community engagement. 

Join us at this wonderful festival.  Watch our Twitter feed and Facebook event page for updates.

Orléans Festival - 2011


Upcoming spring shows

The snow has finally melted away (hooray!).  The weather is warming up.  What better time than now to announce two great outdoor shows that we’ll be participating in?  Even better, they’re both shows we’ve attended before, so we know they’re going to be a great time.

Ravenswing DIY Fair

We’ve participated in Ravenswing for several years now, and it’s one of the most fun events we do.  The vendors are fabulously unique – last year I bought cupcakes, a handmade notebook, and an heirloom tomato seedling.  Everything is handmade (or handgrown!), and generally quite inexpensive.  The live music is always fun.  Ravenswing also sponsors the Clothesline Project, raising awareness about violence against women.  Join us in Minto Park, on Elgin  between Lewis & Gilmour Streets, on Sunday, May 29th.

Orleans Festival

The Orleans Festival takes place from June 3-4th, at the Shenkman Arts Centre.  This is the second year of the festival, and we’re pleased to be a part of it again.  The Festival truly is a celebration of all things creative.  Artists will be located inside the building.  Stroll along a boulevard lined with artisans (like Drakestail!), both selling their work and giving demonstrations of their skills.  There’s a great line-up of musical talent, and don’t get me started on the food!  Several local eatieries will be there, and if it’s anything like last year, I’ll be leaving with a full, content tummy.  This year, Drakestail is pleased to be teaming up with NicoleArt.  See you there!


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