Banff National Park is leaping into spring with a new festival, ‘springstART’, that will celebrate the coming season with an array of cultural and artistic events April 6 – 29, 2012.
Offering a rich collection of events that will highlight Banff National Park’s mountain culture, the new ‘springstART’ festival will allow visitors to enjoy live performances, photography workshops and special gallery exhibits throughout the town of Banff over the course of three weeks.
“SpringstART represents the first time that such a wide variety of unique events devoted solely to the celebration of Banff’s arts, history and heritage has been developed,” says John Bowden, program director of Banff Heritage Tourism. “With such a diverse number of performances and exhibits taking place, most of them free of charge, this is a wonderful time of year for art and culture enthusiasts to visit Canada’s first national park.”
Amongst many other events, highlights of ‘springstART’ will include screenings of mountain films, First Nations’ storytelling, and mountaineering camps in Banff Avenue Square.
The Banff Centre, Banff’s local state-of-the-art facility for the development and promotion of arts, will also host many performances for ‘springstART’ including a screening of film director Tom Shadyac’s “I AM”, with the acclaimed director himself hosting a question and answer period on April 7.
The Whyte Museum will exhibit the Rocky Mountain Photography Show at which stunning images produced by local photographers will also be available for purchase.
Earth Day celebrations on April 22 will also be recognized as part of ‘springstART’ with family-friendly events taking place at the Bison Courtyard.
SpringstART has been made possible through the partnership of Banff Heritage Tourism, Parks Canada, The Town of Banff, Banff Lake Louise Tourism and many local industry partners.
For additional information about Banff’s ‘springstART’ festival and a full schedule of events, please visit http://www.banfflakelouise.com/Area-Events/Festivals/Spring/springstART
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