CGAS RISER Found Festival

The iHuman Patchwork Graf Piece

Visual Art


The Backstage Theatre, 84 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

iHuman Studios has been in existence in Edmonton for over 20 years, and as they have moved from location to location they have accumulated an archive of canvases. They chose 50 canvases from their archives and have sewn them into one 7 foot x 14 foot patchwork canvas. During Found Fest 2021, iHuman artists will be on site at our Found Grounds (outside the Backstage Theatre to spray paint the other side of the canvas into one large piece.

While you’re taking in the sun on the patio and enjoying the Music Series, make sure to check out this fabulous artwork!

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.