It’s the end of June. 10:58. Night. You’re standing in a parking lot with a group of people— a fifteen-year-old snapping gum, a sixty-something-year-old woman adjusting her sandals— laughing, joking. Waiting. The sun has set, but Whyte Avenue continues to bustle with life nearby.
11:00. Your guide appears. You have no idea what to expect.
Since getting up this morning, you’ve been chased along the North Saskatchewan
River, left love notes in Gazebo Park, moshed in a swimming pool, trekked
across the High Level Bridge, drew on walls, and watched a pile of treasured
keepsakes go up in smoke.
Your guide leads you past the sliding doors into a grocery store—
deserted except for a lone figure lying face-down in a full-body snowsuit. He
scrambles to his feet and thanks you all for coming.
*Welcome to Found Festival 2014. June 26-29.*
*The Found Festival is a site-specific, multidisciplinary arts festival
that takes place in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona neighbourhood. It’s a living,
breathing showcase of dance, theatre, visual art, music, creative writing
and more. Curated by the Common Ground Arts Society, a local non profit
advocating for Edmonton’s emerging artists. *
*Festival’s Opening Kick-off on Thursday June 26 at 7:30pm at the
Strathcona Centre Community League Hall, 10139 – 87 Avenue.*
*To learn more about the festival visit www.commongroundarts.ca