Photography, painting, sculpture, gardens and dance: Gaspésie offers a multitude of high-quality art festivals! Here are 5 not to miss.
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The Rencontres de la photographie en Gaspésie, an international photography festival, will take place throughout the region from July 15 to September 30, 2023. Discover contemporary photography through a series of exhibits and installations in several municipalities and national parks.
Photo: Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie
PHOS is a festival dedicated to photographic images and their various uses in the visual, digital and multidisciplinary arts. The event takes place over two weeks, from May 12 to June 12, 2023, in Matane and includes exhibits, performances, artist talks and workshops in both indoor and outdoor venues. Every year, the event features the works of artists and communications professionals from the region and beyond.
From August 15 to 20, 2023, watch feature and short films as well as cinematographic forms that explore different genres such as fiction, documentary, animation, popular cinema, rural cinema and auteur and experimental cinema during the Percéides - International Film and Art Festival of Percé.
Photo: Les Percéides
Artistes en Fête is a painting festival that brings together about 50 painters and sculptors in Sainte-Flavie, from July 27 to 30, 2023. Watch them work during live demonstrations in colourful huts! You can also vote for your favourite artist and be entered into a draw for an original painting!
Photo: Tourisme Gaspésie
FURIES is a contemporary dance festival on a human scale that introduces the public to innovative choreographic forms in the everyday landscape of Marsoui, from July 27 to 30, 2023.
From June 24 to October 1, 2023, directly on the Reford Gardens in Grand-Métis, the International Garden Festival presents contemporary gardens, often interactive, designed by artisans from all over the world.
International Garden Festival . Photo: Nancy Guignard
You will like to attend some of the unique art festivals happening in Gaspésie!