Banff & Lake Louise Spring into celebration of arts, culture and history.

Inner Artist meets Great Outdoors this April

Banff & Lake Louise Spring into celebration of arts, culture and history.

Banff National Park, Alberta (March 20, 2014) –  As the days grow longer and wildlife awaken from their winter slumber, Banff National Park is bursting into the season of renewal with the third-annual springstART festival April 4 – 20, 2014.

Banff National Park, Alberta (March 20, 2014) – As the days grow longer and wildlife awaken from their winter slumber, Banff National Park is bursting into the season of renewal with the third-annual springstART festival April 4 – 20, 2014.

springstART welcomes visitors with a variety of cultural events including live music performances by Jimmy Rankin, Basia Bulat and Holly Cole.

“For over a century, the majesty of Canada’s first national park has inspired the likes of Carl Rungius, Lawren Harris and Walter Phillips to name a few, by translating their mountainous adventures into artistic renderings,” says John Bowden of Banff Heritage Tourism. “springstART celebrates this legacy by welcoming visitors with an array of family-friendly performances, activities, exhibits and interpretive tours dedicated to this rich mountain heritage.”

Highlights over the seventeen-day festival include screenings of the best films to emerge from the world-famous Banff Mountain Film Festival, Spoken Word performances and culinary specials. New this year is a number of hands-on painting and sculpture workshops facilitated by artists Sheila Kernan, Colin Bell, and Allan Waidma. In addition, a series of photo workshops led by National Geographic Traveler photographer Mark Unrau, rounds out almost three weeks of exploration.

The springstART festival is a celebration between Banff Heritage Tourism, Parks Canada, The Town of Banff, The Banff Centre, Banff Lake Louise Tourism and many local partners.

For a full schedule of springstART events, and to register for workshops, please visit banfflakelouise.com/springstART. For tickets to Banff Centre performances, including Jimmy Rankin(April 8), Basia Bulat (April 12) and Holly Cole (April 19), visit banffcentre.ca/events/box_office/ .