Arts in Motion Chautauqua
Arts in Motion-Chautauqua Festival – July 24th to July 29
Discover the best of Island arts and entertainment as Summerside celebrates with the Arts in Motion-Chautauqua Festival. The first three days of the festival (July 24-26) consist of artist and artisan demonstrations, and musical performances on the historic downtown section of Water Street between 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. People are invited to stroll the street and watch the demonstrators at work and listen to the musicians play. They are encouraged to strike up a conversation about all things artistic.
The final three days (July 27-29) the activity moves to the Chautauqua Tent located on the grounds of the historic Wyatt Heritage Properties, on the corner of Granville and Prince Streets. The daily program begins at 12 noon and runs through until 9 pm in the evening offering a new performance or talk on the hour. From noon until 6 pm admission is by donation if suited to one’s budget, and then a charge of ten dollars is applicable from 6 pm onward. Twelve artist tents will also be on the grounds with artists demonstrating and offering their works for sale.