July 11th, 2012
The warmer weather in the Okanagan has brought a festive spirit to the grounds. Not only is wedding season in full swing but over the Canada Day long weekend we were honoured to host the 3rd annual Lille Gard Festival - a family-friendly music and arts festival with a theme of celebrating the arts, faith, and justice.
With TribeHouse Artist Collective organizing the event, the Bo.ttega grounds were filled with close to 500 artists, activists, organizations, volunteers, and patrons who came to enjoy a variety of activities, music, speakers, and artwork. The entire event was streamed live with a 6 camera feed by the production team from Streaming Cafe until the lightning storm hit which allowed us to see how flexible this space really is. We transformed the great room into a second stage, opened the doors to the courtyard, and the festivities continued while the gallery of artwork (Lille Gallery) was rearranged to accomodate the new focus of the gathering.
With over 30 musicians from as far as Germany and L.A., 13 visual artists, a handful of speakers and NGOs from around the country, a kids program provided by Nannysitters, and great coffee provided by the Streaming Cafe, we’d like to thank everyone who participated to make this event a huge success. Here are some video highlights of the festival:
ARTISTS & SPEAKERS
Cod Gone Wild
Ord Strauss Blues Revue
The Violet Burning
Memphis Moonshine (Kim Mcmechan, Norm Strauss, Dave Moore, Zachari Smith, Graham Ord, Nico Boesten, Jesse Padgett)
Thanks again to the TribeHouse Artist Collective for taking the lead on organizing Lille Gard 2012 along with all of the volunteers who helped out. For full details of the festival, visit the official website: http://lillegardfestival.com.Tweet