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Arts Alive ! Québec 2022 – Day 2

The Morrin Centre presents the eighth annual Arts Alive! Quebec festival!


August 20, 2022
09:30 - 17:00
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All of the Arts Alive! Quebec activities are free and do not require registration.

Built Heritage” is the theme of Arts Alive! 2022, bringing together musicians, artists, and artisans for two days of celebrations. On Saturday, August 20, the Chaussée des Écossais will be filled with local artisans’ booths, while the stage will be busy with concerts, a workshop, and presentations by community members. Family activities will be held throughout the day, including a special Storytime and a sand castle contest.


Saturday, August 20, 2022


9:30 a.m. – Book Quest Storytime (ages 3 to 7)


Noon – Unveiling of the painting by Julie Freedom

Julie Freedom’s painting, painted during the concerts on August 19, 2022, will be unveiled to the public and put up for exhibition for the rest of the day.


Noon to 5:00 p.m. – Artisan Fair

Local artisans will set up shop on the Chaussée des Écossais for the afternoon. Among the participating artisans are:

  • Jennifer Patterson – Knitted scarves and shawls
  • Polypore Tattoo – Stickers, prints, and T-shirts
  • Gentilfruit – Fibre art
  • And more!


Noon to 5:00 p.m. – General Public and Family Activities

Join in on our all-afternoon activities! Discover the history of the site and fill out a quiz to win a prize bundle, participate in a treasure hunt or build the best sandcastle of the day as we enjoy the summer and the various presentations of the day.

On the menu:

  • Treasure hunt
  • Sandcastle contest
  • History quiz


Noon – String Trio from the Université Laval Faculty of Music

Come discover a selection of tunes performed by three students from the Université Laval Faculty of Music! You will see Rachel Prince on the violin, Camille Thivierge on the viola, and Blanca Emilia Guandique on the cello.


3:00 p.m. – Dance workshop with Garage Flamenco

The Garage Flamenco trio is made of Karine Parisé (dance), Stéphanie Gagnon (guitar), and Charles-Alexis Côté (percussions). They present a discovery-workshop that aims to explore flamenco through rhythm, expression, and movement, all while touching on the origins, history, and musical characteristics specific to flamenco. The 60-minute activity alternates between performance, initiation to flamenco rhythms, discussion, and invitations to try out some dance moves! OLÉ!


4:30 p.m. – Musical presentation by Artbeat Theater

When a vain King falls for the slick sales pitch of two first-class con artists, it’s up to the Princess to expose the plot and keep the kingdom running smoothly. In this clever twist on The Emperor’s New Clothes, discover a fantastic cast with a clever princess, an all-knowing narrator, a cunning con-woman, a self-absorbed king, and many more. Love and loss, tragedy and comedy, you will find it all in Just Say the Word!

The cast will be presenting five songs from the upcoming smash musical during the Morrin Centre’s Arts Alive! Québec Festival on August 20th and they can’t wait to share them with you. Clap along with the cast of J.P. Chartier’s latest musical Just Say the Word!

The full show will be presented on September 15, 16, and 17 at the Scène Lebourneuf. Tickets are available on LePointDeVente and will be available during the Arts Alive! Québec Festival.

Find the full festival programming here!



The Arts Alive! Québec festival started as an initiative by the English-language Arts Network, a not-for-profit organization that connects, supports, and promotes Quebec’s English-speaking artists and art communities. Over the past five years, several regions throughout the province have participated in Arts Alive! Québec. These festivals have featured their local artistic communities with events reflecting local tastes and customs. In 2021, the Morrin Centre is proud to feature Quebec City’s artistic community for a sixth consecutive year with its own take on the festival. Arts Alive! Québec is an opportunity to come together and to celebrate local English-language creativity while building bridges between English-speaking and French-speaking communities.

This project is made possible by the support of the Government of Canada and of Québecor.


We also thank les Producteurs de lait de Capitale-Nationale–Côte-Nord and Groupe Satir Production for their contribution to the project.