Takaya lived a peaceful, solitary life on an island near Victoria, British Columbia before he was trapped, relocated, and eventually killed by a hunter. His story has been immortalized by local wildlife photographer Cheryl Alexander in the documentary Takaya: Lone Wolf and the book of the same name.
Following the release of the film, local and international artists began to spontaneously create art in honor of Takaya. This festival will showcase their art and raise funds for Pacific Wild and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, organizations that work to protect wild spaces and creatures like Takaya.
The festival will be held at Nootka Court on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. It will feature an exhibition of art by over 50 artists, a book signing with Cheryl Alexander, a silent auction and art sale, live music, and refreshments provided by JagaSilk.
Tickets cost $5.00 each, with free admission for children under 10 years of age.
This event will strictly adhere to provincial recommendations designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Attendees will be required to wear a mask, follow physical distancing guidelines, and enter the show at 5-minute intervals.
If you are unable to attend the event in-person, you can still participate in the festival online. Please visit www.takayaartsfestival.com to view and purchase artwork, register for the virtual silent auction, and read about the artists who made this event possible through their creativity and generosity.
Highlights will also be posted on Facebook and Instagram after the festival.
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We hope to see you there!
Warm regards and a wolf howl,
The Takaya's Legacy Team