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IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival

Youth Driven Arts Festival 2017

May 16 – 20, 2017

Ticket Prices | Youth: $2 | Adults: $10 | Senior: $6
Festival Pass | Youth: $8 | Adults: $22 | Senior: $12

Every year, for one week in May, The Cultch is taken over and transformed by young people. Hundreds of youth are involved in what has grown to be Vancouver’s largest youth-driven arts festival. The festival includes showcases in music, dance, and spoken word, the world premiere of three one-act plays, a visual arts exhibit, variety shows featuring improv, drag, circus arts, and much more. All of this is created by local artists between the ages of 13-24.

Tuesday, May 16: A night dedicated to Spice Cowboys: what happens when the Wild West, Space and, you guessed it, the Spice Girls collide in a beautiful mess of glitter, leather and slang. Dress code, spice cowboy
Wednesday, May 17: Housing Crisis night. Need I say more?
Thursday, May 18: Come out for a wild night of music, laughs, and lectures on appropriate safety protocol. Make sure to wear hardhats and steel-toed boots. And always remember IGNITE!’s motto: Safety Third. Don’t ask us what comes first or second.
Friday, May 19: Masquerade Ball. Not actually – but we’d love to have you join us for a night of mystery, intrigue and gaudy colours. There’ll even be a craft table! What more could you want?
Saturday, May 20: Finally, we’re ending IGNITE! 2017 with a relaxing night in the style of the 1920s. Jazz, the prohibition- Wait, did I say 1920s? I meant 1,920,000 B.C. – that’s right, get out your bowler hat and dinosaur costume for the finale of IGNITE! 2017: Roaring ’20s.

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