Montreal, Canada, August 11, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Since its humble beginnings in the summer of 2002, this arts festival has become the cultural happening of the summer. Marrying the divine skills of some 60 Quebec artisans and Quebec agrifood producers is the recipe for success for this to be the festival of festivals.
Growing more and more elaborate each year, this years' festival will be held between the rotunda and the community center in the serene setting of this beautiful park in the heart of Quebec's vibrant Suroit region.
Festival-goers can feast their eyes and their tongues on the works of both professional and culinary artists, chosen by the organisation committee, the majority of whom are local to the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area and 15 of whom are new to the festival in 2005.
The municipality of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is offering an award of $2000 for the winning artist and will hold a drawing for three lucky attendees, $300, $400 and $1000, respectively.
A team from the Musée des Deux-Rives will be on hand to present the travelling exhibition Histoire d'eau. There will be a special, not-to-be-missed, exhibition of 25 works of painter Yvon Duranleau in the chalet at the park. Shows by musical group Amana and L'Harmonie de Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, entertainers, dance demonstrations and an exhibition of Tai Chi are also planned.
The gastronomic artists on hand include some 15 agri-food stars of the Suroît region. Attendees can partake in samples and snacks of the art of all of our area's producers; test their limits on a grilled chicken sandwich replete with hot peppers by the Suroît's own, Peppermaster, Greg Brooks!
The Festival des Arts is put on through a monetary grant from the Caisse Desjardins Notre-Dame de Bellerive, which comes from the Caisse's Fonds d'aide au développement du milieu. Other sponsors include CEZinc, Alcan, the Municipality of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and the Deputy of the Provincial Assembly, the honourable Mr. Serge Deslières.