Cultivate Festival 2023

Art Hive

Where creativity knows no boundaries! Immerse yourself in a vibrant community of artists and indulge in free art-making opportunities for all.

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What is the Cultivate Art Hive?

Head into The Hive for tons of participatory art opportunities at the led by our friends at The Living Room Community Arts Studio, Green Wood Coaltion and Folk Camp.

Friday

September 22

Flower Crowns
5 p.m. - we run out!

Hosted by From Scratch Farm, Flower Crowns are a big hit every year! Get in early to make sure you get yours as this is available from the time we open until there are no more flowers.

Cultivate a Zine
5:30 - 6:30 P.M.

Unleash your creativity as we come together to create a unique publication showcasing the diverse art, stories, and ideas of Cultivate Festival.. Connect with fellow artists, writers, and enthusiasts in an inspiring environment. No experience required.

Cultivate BItes
all day

Step into our Speaker's Corner-style video message booth and share your thoughts, ideas, and stories with the Cultivate Community. Tell us what you love about Cultivate Festival, what you’d love to see, or just say what you want. The floor is yours!

Saturday

September 23

Story Sticks
12 - 2 p.m.

Green Wood Coalition hosts an interactive workshop that draws on stories of the past and intentions for the future translating through a hands on activity using wood and yarns. No personal sharing necessary - everything is translated into art!

Festival Zine
1 - 2 p.m. + 4 - 5 p.m.

Unleash your creativity as we come together to create a unique publication showcasing the diverse art, stories, and ideas of Cultivate Festival.. Connect with fellow artists, writers, and enthusiasts in an inspiring environment. No experience required.

Cultivate Your Shirt & Festival Decor

Join Folk Camp and Cultivate your clothing with block prints of foraged plants and fungi on natural fabrics.
Bring your own clothing or fabric pieces (t-shirts, totes, scrap fabric) to print on or join us in printing on flags we’ll later sew together to make festival decoration. 

Short order Poetry
4 - 6 p.m.

Hosted by Green Wood Coalition, this Cultivate Festival tradition is a novel way to make a collaborative poem. We’ll connect you with a poet who will write some original verse, prompted by a few broad questions and compose a poem that will be printed with a manual typewriter and provided to you, free of charge.

Cultivate Bites
all day

Step into our Speaker's Corner-style video message booth and share your thoughts, ideas, and stories with the Cultivate Community. Tell us what you love about Cultivate Festival, what you’d love to see, or just say what you want. The floor is yours!

The Living Room
all day

Ride the bus! The Living Room is pulling in for the day. Hop aboard the bus turned art hive and let your creativity run wild.

Sunday

September 24

Walk the Land
11:30 - 1 p.m.

Guided walk on the land and along the trails with Blair Richards-Koeslag, aka “Lady Burdock”. Check out the flora and fungi underfoot, learn about how they cohabitate in their surroundings, and what they have to teach us.

Cultivate Comic Strip
12 - 1 p.m.

Join Clayton Hamner and help put together the first ever Cultivate comic strip! Clayton, (aka CTON) is an illustrator, educator and comic creator whose award-winning, energetic style has given him a surprisingly broad range of clients from The New York Times to National Geographic Kids. His comic strip, What a Hoot, is published in OWL Magazine!

12 years old +

Cultivate a Zine
1 - 2 p.m.

Unleash your creativity as we come together to create a unique publication showcasing the diverse art, stories, and ideas of Cultivate Festival.. Connect with fellow artists, writers, and enthusiasts in an inspiring environment. No experience required.

Festival Flags & Banners
1:30 - 3 p.m.

Join the Folk Camp community in crafting cheerful festive bunting and banners from the block prints participants made the previous day. We’ll be arranging and sewing the flags onto ribbon tape and decorating large banners with appliqued fabrics.

Cultivate BItes
all day

Step into our Speaker's Corner-style video message booth and share your thoughts, ideas, and stories with the Cultivate Community. Tell us what you love about Cultivate Festival, what you’d love to see, or just say what you want. The floor is yours!

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Passes on Sale Now!

Kids 18 and under are free with a ticket holding adult.
Young adults are around half price.

Available Now

Hibernate with Aysanabee

$49
  • Our kickoff party at United Church on Friday February 16, 2024. Support by Mia Kelly.
Available Now

Hibernate with Inn Echo

$35
  • We're taking over Ganaraska Brewing Company for a live concert on Saturday February 17th, 2024. Support by Mimi O'Bonsawin..
Available Now

hibernate with Elliott Brood

$35
  • We're taking over Ganaraska Brewing Company for a live concert on Sunday February 18, 2024. Support by Nickola Magnolia.
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Weekend
Pass

$99
  • Tickets to the Aysanabee, Inn Echo and Elliott Brood shows.

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