I wanted to thank everyone who came out to The Point Artist-Run Centre for the Second Annual Flag Stop Theatre & Arts Festival on Aug. 16 and 17. The weather wasn’t stellar on Friday night, but the children’s theatre and music performances got things off to a great start inside the lodge to an appreciative audience of parents and general public. Rachel Thom entertained the dinner crowd with beautiful piano and vocals, followed by Mind of a Snail Shadow Puppet Theatre’s mind-bending Inside Outlet show. Then Kalan Wi filled the dance floor from the first song to the last with their Lil’wat style roots reggae.
Face painting, lantern making, and live music by Michael Faiella carried on Saturday afternoon despite the clouds. Then the sky broke open for the evening events as Bocephus King performed an acoustic set for the dinner crowd, the Script-Tease Improv troupe took to the floating stage, The Auditor saw its premiere performance to a packed house inside the lodge, and Bocephus King took it away from there to once again fill the dance floor. By the time the lantern boat procession got underway, the lake was calm and the sky perfectly clear.
Thanks also to the generous team of volunteers at The Point who made it all happen, to the RMOW for helping to nurture local culture, and to the many local businesses whose support allows us to properly remunerate the talented artists at the heart of the festival. The contributing artists from Whistler to Vancouver to Mt. Currie make this grassroots festival a truly unique and authentic cultural offering in the Sea-to-Sky area. We hope it continues to grow and evolve for many years to come.
Artistic Director, The Point Artist-Run Centre