Whether by foot, by bike, or by car, explore an integration of the arts in Victoria! We can't wait to show you what we have planned for 2018!
The Integrate Arts Festival (formerly known as “Off the Grid Arts Festival”) was developed in 2006. The event included an en masse art crawl (a movement in large groups from gallery space to gallery space) and acted as a celebration of small galleries, artist-run centres, and alternative arts. In its years of existence, the festival has grown in leaps and bounds. In 2012 the project was re-branded as the Integrate Arts Festival and was incorporated as a society – the Integrate Art Society. Last year, thanks to the support of the community and festival sponsors, our festival has brings over 2,000 attendees into art spaces across the city.
HOW IT WORKS
Join us on Friday August 24 for our Opening Reception, and catch the first glimpse of the work by our featured Integrate artists! The Integrate Arts Festival map will guide the public to a variety of exhibitions and events at participating galleries, publicly accessible studios, and various sites throughout the city. You can access the map using the Integrate brochure (found at participating locations) as well as on our website. We encourage participants to walk or bike to each site. The route will be posted on our website, on social media, and in the brochure. More information about our artists and events will be coming soon. Stay tuned!
Everything is FREE! All participating galleries, parties, events, and performances are free during the festival crawl. Some public galleries will revert to admission fees or 'by donation' on Sunday.
As we are a non-profit society, obtaining funding for the festival each year is challenging. Please consider donating so that we can continue supporting local artists & spaces. Thank you for supporting the arts in YYJ!
The Integrate Art Society is situated on traditional and unceded Coast Salish territories, specifically of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We strive to remain mindful of the cultural impacts of ongoing colonialism and dispossession of Indigenous peoples as we continue to engage communities and hold events in this region.