After a great start in May, the First Saturday in June is almost upon us. First Saturdays are all about celebrating arts and culture in Kimberley, and the June 1 celebration will be no exception.
The anchor event for this First Saturday is Marysville Daze (see related story this page) but a number of events have also been planned for Kimberley’s Platzl.
The First Saturday concept is to have one anchor event that will get people out and about, and then to try to capture that crowd and get them moving to other events as well. This was accomplished in May with the Dynamiter’s Bull-A-Rama as anchor. That First Saturday took on a Western theme and there was plenty of free, family friendly entertainment provided.
This Saturday, June 1, Kimberley will celebrate Heritage. In addition to all the activities around Marysville Daze, there will be entertainment in the Platzl from noon to 4 p.m.
The committee running First Saturdays, which includes Kimberley Arts Council in partnership with the City of Kimberley, Tourism Kimberley and the Kimberley Chamber of Commerce, will be providing busking opportunities in the Platzl on every First Saturday between 1 and 4 p.m.
This is an opportunity for musicians and other acts to showcase their talent and get some exposure. If you want to perform in the Platzl you must register for each First Saturday event ahead of time through the Kimberley Arts Council. All performances will be limited to 30 minutes in one location and will be unplugged. Buskers must also keep in mind that they are performing for a family audience.
First Saturday will also feature an Art Market in the Platzl, which will feature artistic works, demonstrations and workshops and give artists the opportunity to show and sell their work.
Kimberley Arts Council – Centre 64 as a not-for-profit Society, is able to invite artists and artisans to take part in the Art Market during First Saturday events without their having to have a business license in order to sell your works.
You can take part in this venture by registering at Centre 64.
There is no charge for members of Kimberley Arts Council –C64. Non-members can purchase a membership.