Rainbows and art and food and entertainment...

Published on Thu, Jul 19, 2001 by Pat Grubb

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Rainbows and art and food and entertainment...

By Pat Grubb

“It’s fantastic! There’s art, there’s music, there’s entertainment, there’s food! Walk, take a bike, take a trike – don’t miss it!

That, in a nutshell, is why International Art Festival organizer Christina Alexander thinks everyone should visit Peace Arch Park this weekend. Nutshells being relatively small, of course, there are plenty of other reasons to show up to see what’s happening during the festival.

Perhaps the most unusual will be the creation of a natural rainbow for the opening in support of World Peace and Global Unity. The rainbow will appear magically in the air courtesy of the Blaine fire department. A second rainbow will be created at Semiahmoo Marina on Saturday to celebrate the revitalization of Blaine Harbor.

The rainbows are the work of Dr. Fred Stern who has traveled the world creating the multi-hued expressions of beauty. Stern will be available to talk about his work at his photo exhibit “Rainbows Around The World” on Saturday from 1 – 3 p.m.

During the ceremony, the North Cascade Concert Band will salute the making of the rainbow by performing “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” with a vocal solo by Christina Alexander.

The festival includes entertainment by a variety of performers, fine arts show and sale, artists in action, free children’s activities, good food and more. Hours are 2 – 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday..

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