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Boom Booms headline the opening Friday night concerts for the Roberts Creek Arts Festival at Gold Moss gallery.
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Now in its second year, the Roberts Creek Arts Festival (RCAF) has grown to include a wider range of venues spread throughout Roberts Creek. Each stop on the festival celebrates the highest calibre of art and design in incredible ‘dream-come-true’ locations like Robert Studer’s This is It Studio.

In the theme of all things Roberts Creek, the RCAF is a low impact cultural event spotlighting local and international talent. The daytime activities run on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 between noon and 7pm.  There are ten unique and diverse Roberts Creek studio locations that truly make this more like ten festivals in one.

This contemporary creative cultural community promises to expose you and your family to a wild and exciting weekend. The many artists will transform their studios and properties into incredible spaces for you to enjoy different forms of music, design, visual and performance arts.  There is also an amazing food component that is created locally yet celebrated globally.

This year will mark the opening of the RCAF Film Festival at the Heritage Hall, located at 1309 Roberts Creek Road.  It will feature over 20 Canadian films, with the headline show being the world premiere of The Stand Movie, by Roberts Creek filmmaker Nicolas Teichrob.

There are several newcomers to the RCAF 2013 lineup. Dreamberry Studios will open their doors to the public for the first time this weekend. This will be a scene you won’t want to miss. Dreamberry is home of the The Fungineers, who create colorful music, videos, live shows, and more. Also, Nico Spacecraft Studio will be joining the festival this year.  They are a small progressive design and build studio located on a beautiful property in upper Roberts Creek.  They focus on pairing handcrafted durability & detail with modish design. There will be music, art, food and fun to be had all weekend long up there. Finally, LotFive Sound will showcase their own music and lots of creative talent from Vancouver and beyond.

Two buses will be in operation during the daytime hours of the festival, picking up and dropping off visitors at the festival locations. Admission for this event is only five dollars and will include all daytime events, including film festival and buses. Children under 12 are free. Most venues are within walking or biking distance for those wishing a self-directed tour experience.

The RCAF opening night live music event features the Boom Booms at Goldmoss Gallery onFriday May 17 between 7pm and 10pm.

The Boom Booms are a Vancouver-based six-piece rock-pop band. Since their 2007 launch,The Boom Booms have built a loyal fan base that stretches across generations. The Boom Booms have wrapped up a successful tour of Brazil, which included sold out performances in both Rio de Janeiro and Manaus. The Boom Booms make music that makes people want to dance.

The Roberts Creek Arts Festival is a true gem and is quickly becoming a world-class event.   It provides local people with an artistic outlet and help grow sustainable home based creative businesses here on the Coast.

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Jim Dorey

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