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Amped in the Park got its beginnings from a Squamish Arts Council board member who took their first musical steps on the stage in Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton’s program of a few young people, some sound equipment and a stage eventually lead into the amazingly elective and live music scene there today.

A group of Squamish youth have banded together to form Amped in the Park – an Open Performance Series. With help from the Squamish Arts Council and the District of Squamish to provide sound equipment to activate the U’Siyam Pavillion this group is ready to take off!

Group members range from musicians to sound technicians and generally are a bit in both worlds. This summer the group will not only sharpen their sound mixing, engineering and stage management skills but also help other young and emerging artists take the stage.

The vibe is casual, jam sessions so all emerging artists are welcomed! Whether you’ve never performed or are looking to enhance your public performance skills, or just want to do something fun on a Thursday night.

Artists 21 and under can apply to take the stage. Artists who are above the age range can request an invitation to play.

Performance dates:  July 6, 13, 27 (The Squamish Wind Festival), August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Art Exhibition to Commemorate 200th Anniversary of Birth of Baha’u’llah.

October 22, will mark the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, Prophet founder of the Bahá’í Faith. Born in 1817 in Tehran, some six million Bahá’ís around the world today revere Baha’u’llah as the most recent of history’s Messengers from God, whose purpose has been to guide humanity towards the advancement of human civilization.

Baha’u’llah’s teachings revolve around the oneness of humanity, and His Revelation signals a special time in history as the entire human race moves to a new stage in its collective maturity and wholeness. As part of the commemoration, Squamish Bahá’ís are inviting local artists to contribute to an exhibition with original works that reflect the theme:

“Let your vision be world embracing”

In the Baha’i teachings – art in its highest form is an expression of the soul and is akin to worship. All mediums are welcome. The exhibit will take place in the Squamish Arts Council Building, running for 2 weeks during from October 21 to Nov. 04. Artists wishing to contribute will be given three quotes, which reflect the vision of Baha’u’llah for humanity. The work(s) submitted should be in response to one or all of the quotes.

For more information and submission guidelines, please contact:
Geraldine Guilfoyle gerguilfoyle@me.com