Canadian Body Paint Championship

This weekend Nanaimo beat out Canadian cities such as Calgary and Whistler to host the Canadian Body Paint Championships. Jeff King and Dawn Tyndall will be hosting. Guests and artists arrive today and artists workshops are happening all day. Friday there is a welcome party for all artists and guests and is open to the public. The evening event The Monkey's Jungle Masquerade Party will be held Sept 5th at 7pm in the Centennial Building at Beban Park. Local band EPIC will perform live. There will also be a DJ, some artful surprises, and a costume contest. Saturday is the main competition.

There will also be live demos and face painting for kids of all ages. Saturday night all art pieces will be presented to music and the theme of "It's A Jungle Out There" starting at 7pm. The public can vote on their favorite art piece and have their photos taken with the models and artists of their choice. There will be a live band Little Head, fire dancing performances by Willow, a dance troupe from VIBE, art presentations and awards ceremonies. Sunday September 7th is the end of the event with a farewell brunch 10am to 1pm hosted at the Modern Cafe. So come on down!


Anonymous said…
Wow, it's wonderful to see an event like this coming to Nanaimo - there is such a great arts community here.
s. said…
I agree! Nanaimo is quickly transforming into a mundane town with not much to do, into a bustling fun city!

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