Event Details

Sunday, June 9th, 2019
|  12:00pm - 4:00pm

Fairy House Festival

sunday, June 9

noon-4pm, Artpark Lower Park

All Day Pass $10

 

Fairies are everywhere, but rarely seen by us. They’re a hidden folk. But on special occasions, they appear to humans to celebrate life, happiness, and nature. The Fairy House Festival at Lewiston’s Artpark is one of these occasions. Fairies visit the park, sharing their magic with children and adults alike. This year, however, is particularly special… Are you in?

At the Fairy House Festival, you will love exploring different immersive areas and playful experiences, inspired by art and nature. All are invited to build or discover small "fairy dwellings" throughout the park. This year, the Festival returns to its original Lower Park location! 

immersive areas & playful experiences

See and do these activities and more, ongoing throughout the Festival 12pm-4pm

  • Site-specific Art installation by Virginia Melnyk
  • Roaming Fairies in 3-D by Uta Bekaia
  • Fairy house competition
  • Craft and potion making
  • Face-painting
  • Dancing Bubbles
  • Tea Tent 
  • Performances by Lewiston Dance
  • Food trucks and refreshments

 

FEATURED ACT: DAKHABRAKHA
(4pm)

The Festival culminates with a stunning performance by the Ukranian Ethno-Chaos band DAKHABRAKHA at 4pm.

Rolling Stone named DakhaBrakha "Best Breakout Act" at Bonnaroo in 2014.

The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. More Info

DakhaBrakha appearance made possible by  

 

 

 

 

featured Artist: Virginia Melnyk Designs "Color Constellation"

Step inside the "Color Constellation," an interactive installation by Virginia Melnyk, made up of bright fabric star-like shapes. Visitors are invited to enter inside each shape to be immersed and saturated in color, get your selfie-cam ready!

Virginia’s work is deeply embedded in the explorations of playfulness in design. Her projects often bring in color and bits of whimsy. Often working with off the shelf or uncommon materials such as textiles. Most of her work is meant to be tactile and engaged with. MORE INFO

 

 

 

All photos by Pavel Antonov

 

 

 

Tickets

$10 ticket* - includes all Festival activities from Noon-4pm  

Parking included with ticket, No outside food or beverage

*Children 3 and under free admission 

Purchase tickets here

 

Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1-888-223-6000, in person at the Artpark Box Office (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) and at the entrance to the Festival.

 

 

 

Fairy House Registration

Calling all artists & fairy house builders! We invite YOU to create your own fairy house to be on display at the Festival. 

• Fairy houses should appear to be made entirely of natural components. Hot glue, acrylic spray, natural twine, plywood and other manmade items can be used but should be completely concealed by natural elements.

• Houses may be any size and the theme of the house may be anything you wish.

• Designs are open to artist interpretation.

Cash prizes will be given to the top three houses: One grand prize of $100, one second place prize of $75, and one third place prize of $50.

Click here for a Fairy House Registration Form