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GLOW is a Go!

Quarter Arts Society (QAS) celebrates winter birds, brightens Boyle Street to welcome spring

Made possible through the City of Edmonton and the Heart + Soul Fund by EPCOR, the Quarters Arts Society (QAS) Annual Spring Equinox Light Sculpture Exhibit – GLOW – is a go for one night only. Centred within QAS’s new community arts space, CO*LAB (9641 102A Avenue), the outdoor exhibit opens March 20 from 7 to 11 p.m.

GLOW’s main attraction, The Winter Birds Exhibit, celebrates the brave birds that winter with us and sing Edmonton’s praises all year long. Three 15 by 7 foot inflatable chickadees will perch atop the CO*LAB building and within its community courtyard, along with lanterns and light sculptures from past exhibits accented with hypnotic light projections.

“It is very exciting that GLOW is a go, this year,” said Lorin Klask, Artistic Director and Community Organizer for QAS. “This year it is at a smaller scale and that is expected. 2021 is a transition, and we look forward to bringing back our lantern-building workshops and community lantern parade next year. We may even consider renaming the festival from GLOW to something more suited to the neighbourhood and our communities.”

The celebration includes physically-distanced, outdoor access to enjoy a fire, the exhibit, and hot beverages from On the Edge Coffee. People can also view the exhibit through CO*LAB’s warehouse windows until the end of April.

The suggested price of admission is $10 or free with a QAS membership. An annual membership is available for $20 or pay-what-you-will (no one will be turned away from obtaining a membership), and provides community members first-access to CO*LAB programs and events, AGM voting rights, discount rental rates, and more!

Space is very limited and first-come-first-entry. Limited people will be permitted access to the courtyard at a time, with a 30 minute time limit for each individual or cohort. Masks and proper social distancing practices are required by all guests, staff, and volunteers.

Further announcements are to come on musical and spoken-word acts who will perform live within CO*LAB. These performances will stream online for free or by donation.

For the most up to date information, join the event on Facebook.

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