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Bold, fresh and brought to you with a lot of heart, In the Soil Arts Festival is back for the 7th year. This year’s festival will feature a truly original program of new music, media, theatre, dance, poetry, installations and one-time, out-of-the-box performance experiences from 24-26 April 2015. Early bird Festival Passes are only $25 (until 5pm on 3 April 2015) and provide access to over 150 acts and installations.

  • Over 500 artists from close to home and as far as Halifax are coming to downtown St. Catharines to welcome spring with open arms;
  • Back this year, Rhizomes: a choose your own art adventure through the special nooks and cavernous landscapes of CorBloc in downtown St. Catharines;
  • A warm and cozy festival hub ON James Street (between St. Paul and King Streets) that will include an Arts Market, (The Vendor Bender), in partnership with Craft Arts Market, delicious local beer and wine, interactive activities and our festival stage;

In the Soil Arts Festival warmly welcomes PenFinancial Credit Union as our new lead partner. We are proud to be aligned with such a passionate community-minded organization. “Our partnership with In the Soil Arts Festival is a perfect fit,” says Jody Vizza, Director of Brand. “Nurturing the arts community and helping to grow an appreciation for and celebrate the work of performing, literary, musicians and media artists is critical to building strong and vibrant Niagara communities.”
A limited number of early bird festival passes are on sale now for only $25 until 3 April 2015. Visit for tickets and more festival information.

A full list of artists (and more announcements to come) can be found here.  

In the Soil Arts Festival is brought to you by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company and festival partners with an aim to bring Niagara artists from a range of disciplines together to provide unique audience experiences. The festival nurtures the creation of new work, encourages innovation, offers learning opportunities for youth and provides intimate and uncommon platforms for audiences to experience artwork.  Last year over 450 artists and 4500 festival attendees came together to celebrate the arts of Niagara and beyond. This year, In the Soil Arts Festival is bringing another rich and fruitful harvest to St. Catharines downtown core to help grow a Niagara that is self-determining and culturally distinct.

Dig it.