From March 15 to 17, CNACA held their first festival in Val d’Or and ACCI was present at this event. There was an abundance of talented artists in attendance at the festival. Tim Whiskeychan, one of the most respected artists in Eeyou Istchee, showed many curious visitors some of his unique painting techniques. There were crafts people showcasing their works, from moccasins to mittens, from paintings to tamarack birds. The level of craftsmanship was outstanding.
|Caroline and Rob at the ACCI booth.|
To top it all off, at the awards ceremony, Flaming Fire, Willie Dunn, Ceremony, and Mariame Hasni all performed. The Arts and Crafts celebration was an outstanding success. The amazing performances and the talents showcased are testament to the bright future of the arts in Eeyou Istchee.