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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!
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.
2. Named one of BlogTO’s 30 Toronto artists to watch in 2017, Ryan Pechnickpresents “Ink & Ice,” a contemporary installation, in the Pond Gallery.
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.
4. In the Noodle Gallery, Essential Reflections, photography-based works of Joanna Bell, Jessica Lin and Bryant Serre. Opening reception Sunday, 1-4pm.
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!
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.
7. Blacksmith Demonstrations in the livery by special guest Graeme Sheffield of The Ironwood Anvil.
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.
9. Treats and Eats. From traditional maple syrup snow pops and beavertails to chili, Vegan coconut curry and more! View Gourmandissimo’s outdoor menu.
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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