October 23, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
‘FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL’ CLOSING RECEPTION TO BE HOSTED BY DOWNTOWN BIZ OCT. 27
Downtown Winnipeg – Shutterbugs will unite at the Flash Photography Festival’s closing reception at Rudy’s Eat and Drink (located in Manitoba Hydro) on Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. Members of the media, general public, and business owners are also invited to attend, to learn more about art and design and how it is good for business.
Winnipeg’s first photography festival featured 50 photographers at over 30 venues during the month of October – with the majority of artworks displayed in restaurants, coffee shops and stores throughout downtown Winnipeg. Instructional seminars on photography skills, artist talks, and alternative process demonstrations also took place throughout the festival.
“The festival has been a really great experience in giving local artists a space to display their craft, but also for participating venues who often saw increased foot traffic,” said Stefano Grande, Executive Director of the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ. “We’re proud to support the local arts community through this partnership. Downtown Winnipeg continues to serve as the premier destination for culture, arts and entertainment in the city, and this celebration of world-class photography is no exception to that.”
“This reception will be a great opportunity for photographers to meet people who have admired their work over the last month, and ideally sell some pieces,” says Leif Norman, Executive Producer of Flash Photography Festival. “Photographers, venue owners and people who have taken in what the festival has to offer have been excited and incredibly supportive. It’s been a great experience all-around.”
Flash Photography Festival would like to thank its sponsors: Downtown Winnipeg BIZ, Winnipeg Art Gallery, and LabWorks. Visit www.flashfest.net for more details.
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For more information, please contact:
Leif Norman, Executive Producer Jason Syvixay, Managing Director
Flash Photography Festival Downtown Winnipeg BIZ
Tel: (204) 771-7809 Tel: (204) 958-4635