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Saultites will 'up the arts' within the Downtown Association's borders this summer

Fringe North, the Arts Council, and the DTA have partnered up bring downtown alive during #upthearts and Fringe this summer
Art In The Park N' Lot 2018. James Hopkin/SooToday

The Arts Council of Algoma and Fringe North are holding a drop-in open house 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Downtown Association offices 496 Queen St. E.

The multi-arts festival #upthearts will run from Aug. 8 to 18, 2019, featuring live theatre performances by local and international artists and arts activities for all ages free of charge, presented by the Arts Council and Fringe North International Theatre Festival.

Within that timeframe, from Aug. 9 to 11, downtown will come alive with theatre, buskers, the annual Art Crawl, youth and adult graffiti contests, live music, dancers, drummers, and the Free Kids Fringe.

In an effort to deepen collaboration with the Downtown Association and its membership, the #upthearts festival will be moved from the Bondar Pavillion to downtown, taking place exclusively within the DTA boundaries. 

Meanwhile, Fringe North theatre venues will be located along Queen St., Aug. 8-18.

This partnership will allow for #upthearts in the Sault to follow the successful format of many fringes around the world, where they take place in city cores and are renowned for their creative use of space, such as pop-ups, black box venues, parking lots, and parks.

For more information on how Fringe Festival, the Arts Council or how to become an artist in this summer's festivities, click here.


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