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Arts on the Fly 2014
Friday and Saturday, July 11th & 12th

Arts on the Fly is Horsefly, BC's music, dance and arts festival!
Located in beautiful Cariboo country, you'll find our small community putting on one of the best summer festivals in British Columbia. We bring together performers from around the world and locally – from funk to folk, Irish to rock'n roll – and celebrate a weekend of music, arts and dancing.


Festival News

JULY 15, 2014
WHAT A FESTIVAL! We are so grateful to all the folks who came out for this year's fantastic time. The performers were amazing, the vendors delicious and beautiful, and the weather was crazy hot. THANK YOU to all our amazing volunteers - without you this festival could never happen. And please check out our sponsors page. We love our amazing sponsors!

JUNE 6, 2014
The festival line-up is up! Check out this year's fantastic performers.
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AOTF poster 2013MAY 14, 2014

ALOHA COFFEEHOUSE!
Saturday May 31
Horsefly Community Hall
$5 at the door
Call 250-620-3421 or 778-373-6108 to perform

Come on out to the last fundraiser this year for Arts On The Fly before the big show in July! Bring out your tacky hawaiian shirts and grass skirts. Live local talent, delicious treats and drinks, silent auction, and plenty of shmoozing to do, of course! Contact us to perform or donate to the silent auction.

FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Our 3rd annual CHILI COOK-OFF is on Saturday March 29! Register your team or your own personal chili today. Call Marin at 250-620-3421 to register. Prizes for the best chili, cornbread, and table decorations. Licensed. Pinata! Starts at 6pm, at the Horsefly Community Hall. Entry by donation.

JANUARY 2, 2014
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Festival 2014 is July 11 & 12.

JULY 12, 2013
It's FESTIVAL TIME!
Come on out for a beautiful weekend. Tickets available at the gate Friday and all day Saturday.

JULY 3, 2013
The SCHEDULE for the Festival is up!
Do a little festival plannin' and download your own printable copy today.
PLEASE NOTE! Tap Dancing workshop changed to a Swing Dance workshop at 1:45pm on Saturday.

JUNE 23, 2013
The VENDORS for the Festival Market are going to knock your socks off!
Take a look - from hand-made textiles to ethically-sourced wares, gourmet coffees to Caribbean and Mexican delights, astrology readings to conservation work. And don't forget about our delicious Festival Kitchen with chef Martin Comtois.

JUNE 18, 2013
Are you looking for ways to GET INVOLVED in the festival this year?
We are looking for sponsors, volunteers, and artist housing opportunities. Please get in touch and we'll tell you about the many ways that you can be a part of the festivities.

AOTF poster 2013JUNE 12, 2013

We are so looking forward to the festival!
ADVANCE ONLINE TICKETS are available. Click here.
Advance tickets also available in Horsefly at Clarke's General Store, and in Williams Lake at The Bean Counter.

Featuring:
KUNDA AFRICAN DANCE & MUSIC
HIGH SOCIETY
MY FAVORITE TRAGEDY
DRUMHAND
THE RAKISH ANGLES
THE F-HOLES
TROLL FINGERS
BEN ROGERS
SCOTT COOK
SAM & ROWAN
PHARIS & JASON ROMERO
COMPANY B JAZZ BAND
SAMSON'S DELILAH
MARIN PATENAUDE

... and so many more! Check out the whole performer line-up.

MAY 5, 2013
Mark your calendars today for the Annual Arts on the Fly Coffeehouse on SATURDAY JUNE 1st! Afantastic night of local talent not to be missed. Starts at 7pm, $5 at the door. Licensed and kid friendly. The theme is FLOWER POWER! Want to perform, strut your stuff, recite a poem? Call 250-620-3421.
And we're looking for volunteers! Get in touch by email or call 250-620-0552.

MARCH 4, 2013
Our 2nd annual CHILI COOK-OFF is on Saturday March 30! Register your team or your own personal chili today. Call Marin at 250-620-0592 to register. Fun for the whole family with kid's activities and a licensed venue, great chili tastings, and more! Starts at 6pm, at the Horsefly Community Hall. For more info, check out the Facebook event.

FEBRUARY 1, 2013
Arts on the Fly 2013 will be on July 12 and 13. Mark your calendars! Want to VOLUNTEER? Get in touch by email or call 250-620-0552.


2012

OCTOBER 1, 2012
Our AGM is on TUESDAY OCTOBER 9TH, 2012. All are welcome! 7pm, at Carmen Mutschele's house. Please call 250-620-3789 for more info.

JULY 20, 2012
WOW! Arts on the Fly was an overwhelmingly great weekend! Thank you to everyone who came out and made it an event of outstanding fun.


Do you have photos of the weekend? We'd love to see them - email us at info@artsonthefly.com.

Wondering who to thank for the festival? Take a look at the sponsors and supporters!

JULY 13, 2012
How can we even start to say thank you to all our sponsors and supporters this year? We are so grateful for your generous donations - you have kept our festival going! Please take a look at our sponsors page, and next time you see any of these folks, give them a big thank you for keeping music alive and well in our communities.
JULY 10, 2012
FESTIVAL WEEKEND IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
... The performance schedule is up for main stage, acoustic stage, and workshops.
... Excited for the diverse and delicious vendors market? Us too! From espresso to instruments to textiles, take a look at who will be showing their wares at the festival.
... And last but sure not least, we love you and can't wait to see you!
JUNE 13, 2012
Did you know we have online ticket sales this year? Get your advance tickets right here, right now!
JUNE 4, 2012
Hey there! Are you looking for ways to GET INVOLVED in the festival this year? We are looking for sponsors, volunteers, and artist housing opportunities. Please get in touch and we'll tell you about the many ways that you can get involved.
chili cook off

MAY 20, 2012
The festival line-up is now complete. We are so excited about the stellar music coming to Horsefly this summer! Check out the Performers page for a complete list, including:

FIVE ALARM FUNK
FISH & BIRD
TIM READMAN BAND
LINDA MCRAE
JUNGAL
DANIELLE SAVAGE
... and so many more!

chili cook offMARCH 21, 2012
Chili Cook-Off on April 14th!
Doors at 6pm, Horsefly Community Hall.

Prizes for best chili, cornbread, and booth decorations. Voted on by members of the community. Community member admission by donation (but you buy rolls of quarters to vote on the chili and cornbread).

Refreshments available. Family friendly.


Want to enter your chili and cornbread? Entries are $25 per booth. Call Steffi at 250-620-0552 to enter.
For other info, call Pharis at 250-620-0592.

MARCH 4, 2012
Thank you to everyone who came out last night for our 3rd annual fashion show, featuring fashions from Dandelion Living, Red Dog, Alexander, and Red Shred's. It was a great success. We are always so grateful for the generosity and enthusiasm of our community!


Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Chili Cook-Off on April 14th.

JANUARY 22, 2012
Welcome to a new year... And many great upcoming Arts on the Fly events in the community of Horsefly! Keep an eye out for new event announcements, including
Monthly Community Arts Workshops, Country Coffeehouse, Fashion Show (March), & a Chili Cook-Off (April).

Mark your calendars!
•January 21: Our first Community Arts Workshop was a hit. 12 participants came out on a chilly winter evening for a vocal workshop with Pharis Romero.
•January 28: "Horsefly Goes Country" Coffeehouse. Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30pm, $5. To sign up your musical act, call Carmen at 250-620-3789.
•March 3: Fashion Show
•April 14: Chili Cook-Off


2011
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Arts on the Fly has a brand new board! Please check out the new folks who will be working with the festival this year - we're really looking forward to a great year.
A huge thank you to our outgoing board for their wonderful and dedicated volunteering on the festival these last couple years: Dina Stephenson, Monika Schlaepfer, Liz Hardwick, Esther & Beat Oschwald, and Lisa Walker.
AUGUST 18, 2011
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday September 10th at 2pm, at the Horsefly Library. If you're interested in being a part of Arts on the Fly in 2012, join us!
JULY 11, 2011
So many thanks to all the incredible performers and volunteers who made this the best festival yet! And to all of you for coming and supporting our festival, we couldn't do it without you. Thanks again - and already looking forward to next year!
JUNE 20, 2011
Festival posters are up and around the Cariboo! Advance tickets are on sale at The Gecko Tree and The Beancounter in Williams Lake, and at Clarke's General Store in Horsefly.
MAY 24, 2011
Our festival line-up is complete - take a tour around the performers page to get an idea of who all's coming for the festival. And the program for this year's festival is available for download on the performers page (program subject to minor change though).
Keep an eye out for advance ticket sales - they will be going on sale soon.
MAY 15, 2011
Our headliners are all confirmed - Aurora Jane, Bill Durst, Saritah and The Tim Readman Band. Plus so many more! Including fire/belly dancer Donna Davidson who will be with us the whole weekend. More info on the performers page!
APRIL 29, 2011
We've just added some new performers to this summer's festival. Check out the performers page for more info!
APRIL 20, 2011
Thank you to everyone who came out to the fashion show. We had a great night of fashion and music. And we really appreciate the fantastic community support for our coming festival this summer!
APRIL 10, 2011
Join us for our 2nd anual Fashion Show on Saturday April 16th
6:30pm at the Horsefly Community Hall; Tickets $17 at the door
Featuring music from Drum & Bell Tower.

Fashion Show