Fire and Ice at the Alton Mill THIS WEEKEND!

10 Festival Highlights That You Won’t Want To Miss!

Rekindle your love of winter traditions ad the great outdoors at the 9th Annual Fire & Ice Festival this weekend, January 20 & 21, at the Alton Mill Arts Centre. The two-day schedule is filled with outdoor winter fun & indoor arts wonders. Here are some must-sees at the Festival this year!

Fire Sculpture, Photo by Maggie Sale
1. Fire Sculpture at dusk on Saturday evening! Artist Brian Oates lights up the night with a spectacular roaring creation and evocative music curated by Paul Morin. Sponsored by Fireball Cinnamon Whisky.
Ink & Ice, Ryan Pechnick
2. Named one of BlogTO’s 30 Toronto artists to watch in 2017, Ryan Pechnickpresents “Ink & Ice,” a contemporary installation, in the Pond Gallery.
Therma Kota in Iceland
3. Inspired by Iceland. Visit Rare Threads, the Mill’s fibre design and fashion shop for high-fashion outerwear, Reyka Vodka, and Vinarterta Icelandic Cake.
Jessica Lin Artwork
4. In the Noodle Gallery, Essential Reflections, photography-based works of Joanna Bell, Jessica Lin and Bryant Serre. Opening reception Sunday, 1-4pm.
Pond Hockey
5. The Millpond Hockey Classic on Saturday morning & afternoon. Cheer on the teams on Canada’s most beautiful pond hockey rink. Bring your skates, too, the pond is open for public skating when the classic closes at 4pm!
Heartwood Cidery
6. Toonie Tastings. Local craft beers and ciders are available for sampling in the Falls Gallery throughout the weekend! Heartwood Farm & Cidery, Badlands Brewing Company, Grand Spirits Distillery & Goodlot Farmstead Brewing Co.
Ironwood Anvil Blacksmith
7. Blacksmith Demonstrations in the livery by special guest Graeme Sheffield of The Ironwood Anvil.
Millpond on Canon Camera
8. Fineart Photo Contest! Bring your camera to capture the moments & submit your best shots using our online submission system before Sunday, February 4th. You could win a month of exhibition space in the Falls Gallery.
Gourmandissimo Cafe
9. Treats and Eats. From traditional maple syrup snow pops and beavertails to chili, Vegan coconut curry and more! View Gourmandissimo’s outdoor menu.
Tragedy Ann Music
10. Live music! On Sunday afternoon Guelph-based duo Tragedy Ann perform indoors, and on Saturday afternoon catch Lou Pino live between 1-4pm.

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