Arts Appreciation Rocks Inuvik

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April 12, 2019

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with small local businesses and to promote the arts.  What better way than to celebrate with one of Inuvik’s newest arts businesses.

Over 50 participants attended an arts appreciation event at the Western Arctic School of Music (WASM), in Inuvik on March 24th making it a smashing success.

Organized by WASM and ITI’s regional Economic Development team, the public was treated to art, music, food and fun.  Demonstrations allowed the public to see all that WASM has to offer while enjoying an afternoon of entertainment and socialization.

Glen Brake, owner/operator of WASM, was on hand - along with two of his teachers - to give complimentary half-hour introductory music lessons to enthusiastic participants.  There were an incredible number of instruments to try including: guitar, banjo, fiddle, drums, bongos, accordion and the piano!

Traditional crafter Brian Rogers renowned as a master crafter of mitt strings, was also on hand demonstrating his craft.

Door prizes were handed out to the crowd including pelts, a WASM hoodie and five certificates valid for a free month of music lessons on the instrument of your choice!

There were rave reviews from those who attended.

Miss out? Don’t worry the team is already planning next year’s event!

ITI believes that investments that enable the showcasing of northern talents can increase sales and promote the success of local made-in-the-North products and businesses.