September 27-29, 2019, the Northern Indigenous Artist Alliance (NIAA) hosts the Baawating Arts Festival in Baawating (Sault Ste. Marie), part of Dream Big 2019. Over two days, venues across the city will host performances, film screenings, and art exhibitions featuring Northern Ontario’s top Indigenous talent, including Batchewana’s Two Spirit darling Teddy Syrette, comedian Jonas Shawanda, and film-maker and poet Ardelle Sagutcheway, with more names to be announced soon.
Day two of the festival will include an Indigenous Arts Market showcasing arts, crafts, and food vendors. Vendor applications are available online here.
The Baawating Arts Festival is open to the public and all events are offered on a no cost/pay-what-you-can basis, thanks to the support of the Ontario Arts Council Multi and Inter-Arts Projects program.