Manitoba Arts Network: MB ARTS NETWORK LAUNCHES 12 FREE ONLINE PERFORMANCES, February 21 - March 31

The Manitoba Arts Network and its 50 rural arts organizations are pleased to be partnering with the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg to present the Stay At Home Festival. This festival is supported by funding from Safe at Home Mb and will present artists from across Manitoba throughout February and March.

Starting February 21st, The Manitoba Arts Network will present concerts every Sunday and Wednesday at 7:00pm featuring Manitoba artists including Leaf Rapids, Kendra Kay, Woody Holler, Desiree Dorion, Sebastien Gaskin, Double The Trouble, Kelly Bado, Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers, Street Circus, and a comedy show called Blindside by Stephanie Morin-Robert. Along with these artists, two performances will feature nine up-and-coming artists who have previously participated in the Manitoba Arts Network's mentorship program. This includes an emerging artist showcase featuring Cohen Sieg, Cory & Kyle Burghout, Lana Winterhalt, and The Prairie Joggers, and an Indigenous emerging artists showcase featuring Becky Lou, Daniel Emerson (riel.), Martin Desjarlais, Norway Rabliauskas, and Sherri Shorting. (Photos and bios for all artists are available here - https://manitobaartsnetwork.ca/stay-safe-at-home/)

"This livestream event of my solo show BLINDSIDE will be the first time I perform my full show since the pandemic hit and I'm truly thankful for this opportunity. Due to Covid-19, I've lost over 50 bookings for both International and Canadian tours." Stephanie Morin-Robert

Following each online concert, viewers can stay for a live and interactive chat with the artists. Details of all the shows are available on the Manitoba Arts Network website.

Manitoba Arts Network presents: Safe At Home MB Festival

Every Sunday and Wednesday from February 21st to March 31st 2021:

Feb 21 - Woody Holler

Feb 24 - Double the Trouble

Feb 28 - Leaf Rapids

Mar 3 - Indigenous Emerging Artists – riel., Sherri Shorting, Martin Desjarlais, Becky Lou, & Norway Rabliauskas

Mar 7 - Kelly Bado

Mar 10 - Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers

Mar 14 - Desiree Dorion

Mar 17 - RBC Emerging Artists – Jane & Kyle, Cohen Sieg, The Prairie Joggers and Lana Winterhalt

Mar 21 - Sebastian Gaskin

Mar 24 - The Street Circus

Mar 28 - Blindside by Stéphanie Morin-Robert

Mar 31 - Kendra Kay

Watch for FREE on the Manitoba Arts Network Facebook Page at 7:00pm

While Manitobans are waiting for the concerts to air, MAN already has 5 free online visual art exhibitions which can be viewed here

Media Contact:

Sarah Brereton
Program Coordinator, Manitoba Arts Network
E: admin@mbartsnet.ca T: (204) 918-6366

For Interview:

Rose-Anne Harder
Executive Director, Manitoba Arts Network
E:director@mbartsnet.ca T: (204) 770-9051

The Manitoba Arts Network is a not-for-profit, charitable arts service organization. We connect, showcase, and promote visual and performing artists with communities across Manitoba.

https://manitobaartsnetwork.ca/