August 14th-16th, 2020 at the St. Norbert Arts Centre
Music – Art – Theatre – Friendship
Friday, August 14th 3pm-8pm CBC Presents Live!
Tune in to CBC Up to Speed – Live at GerryFest 3pm-6pm
GerryFest Mainstage CBC Live 7pm-8pm
Featuring Indian City – Super Duty Tough Work – and many other artistic friends of Gerry Atwell
Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm – Free and open to all to tour the gallery featuring an exhibition of the Life and Work of Gerry Atwell.
Sunday 11am-4pm Special Market and Showcase of Black Owned Business of Manitoba
All weekend! Free “Express Yourself” art-making station to make your own statement about Gerry’s most important topic: cultural equity. Hang your poster, banner, postcard on our fences which will be up for a month after Gerry Fest.
Recent events around the globe have helped to refocus everyone’s attention on cultural equity. Many of us are asking ourselves “What would Gerry say”? Gerry Atwell’s work as a multi-disciplinary artist was dedicated to expressing the Black Canadian experience and the empowerment of others in need. GerryFest is dedicated to the journey of Gerry’s life and how we as a community of caring friends and family can continue that work to finally end racism.
GerryFest is a fundraiser for the Gerry Atwell Memorial Mentorship Endowment Fund – dedicated to encouraging young people of diverse backgrounds, who may not have opportunities and access to pursue their artistic dreams. Just as Gerry did throughout his lifetime. This fund is being held in trust at the Winnipeg Foundation through the St. Norbert Arts Centre.