CGAS RISER Found Festival

Snap If You Can Hear Me

Poetry Tickets

Schedule

  • July 10, 08:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • July 11, 07:30 pm–8:30 pm

Location

End of Steel Park, Gateway Boulevard Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

A Found Festival Poetry Showcase curated by Dwennimmen
Approximate Runtime: 60 minutes
Starting Location: End of Steel Park

Audience finger snaps are the tell for appreciation and enjoyment for spoken word poets, another way of saying I understand and appreciate your words. Re-orientation to our local streetscapes is the theme of this event. Snap If You Can Hear Me is about finding the audiences we love, and have missed, once again. Four poets will speak their truths, share perspectives and help us to mark the re-emergence of local arts with poignant verses delivered at each of the four sites we visit on our journey into poetic reacquaintance with one another.

Audiences will travel to various sites within End of Steel Park. Expect some travel on uneven ground and grass as you move through the performance.

SATURDAY JULY 10 LINEUP:
Some Sum
Tzadeka
Gabe Calderón
Tab CA

SUNDAY JULY 11 LINEUP:
Ellen
Daniel De Dios
Victoria Guzman
Morgan Smith

COVID-19:
This is an outdoor walking tour with various stops. Our team will be masked, and we encourage you to join us. Please maintain distance between people from other households and our artists.


TICKET PRICING
It’s darn important to us that Found Festival remains accessible for as many Foundsters in our community as possible. That includes making all tickets Offer What You Will. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. But if you’re able, we ask you please offer the listed recommended ticket price. As a tiny but mighty arts org getting it done on passion and grit, Common Ground Arts Society relies on donations to help keep our scrappy operation afloat. Every offer you make goes directly toward supporting artists in our community.

We find ourselves in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Nakota, Blackfoot, Dene, Saulteaux, Metis, and other indigenous peoples who have made this place home long before we settled here. For thousands of years, people have gathered here to share in story, community, and creative exchange.

We find ourselves thankful: thankful to play a small part in that long-standing tradition, a tradition carried on the shoulders of so many creators, builders, dreamers, agitators, and makers who came before us, and who will come long after us.

We find ourselves inspired: inspired by an evolving community of artists who passionately spark the magic that manifests when we surrender ourselves to the long summer days of this northern place.

We find ourselves grateful: grateful to everyone who rallies around this tiny but mighty Festival — the artists, the volunteers, the staff, the audience, the board, the mentors, the partners and sponsors, the funders, the believers. Found Festival exists because of you.