Squamish Valley Music Festival 2015 visual arts recap (VIDEO)

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Squamish Valley Music Festival 2015

This year’s Squamish Valley Music Festival was a special one, especially for the debut of their new visual arts program.

brand.LIVE and Live Nation teamed up with local artist/curator Drew Young, to produce a robust site-wide program including large scale murals and sculpture installations. Each piece was conceptualized and produced by over 40 locally and internationally celebrated artists who specialize in a wide spectrum of creative disciplines.

Festival-goers engaged immediately with hundreds of sculptural works at the main gates. Upon entering the grounds, attendees continued to walk past a massive rendition of this year’s Poly Bear mascot before ultimately arriving at the program’s mecca – The Art Pavilion.

The Pavilion was a three-tiered arts castle giving attendees a constantly evolving day/night arts experience and incredible vantage points to view performances. The structure was wrapped with 20 live-painted murals and was the home of one of the world’s largest mechanized kaleidoscopes. At night, the pavilion was illuminated by an incredible light and laser display was well as a 40 foot psychedelic interactive animation wall.

This festival has become the playground the West Coast art community deserves.

Artists represented at this year’s Squamish Festival visual arts program included:

  • Drew Young
  • Jonny Ostrem
  • Jeremiah Shaw
  • Brayden Eshuis
  • Christian Honetschlager
  • Ilya Viryachev
  • Tierney Milne
  • Shannon Elliott
  • James Knight
  • ISREK
  • Peter Ricq
  • Alison Woodward
  • Ali Bruce
  • Lauren Coutts
  • Brent Clowater
  • Colin Moore
  • Ben Knight
  • Mark Illing
  • TIKTOK
  • Lucy Cameron
  • Karston Smith
  • Taka Sudo
  • Ben Tour
  • Mandy Tsung
  • Russell Alton
  • Dylan Humphreys

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