On Saturday June 30, 2012, Artscape Gibraltar Point co-hosted the NEW TRADITIONS: Art & Music Festivalwith our friends at Whippersnapper Gallery and Fedora Upside-Down. What a whimsical and fun day! Bluegrass on the beach, Breton dancing, an awesome line-up of local bands, an illuminated geodesic dome…

Becca Lemire from She Does the City describes it best:

It was an explosion of activity to explore and bands to dance to (Spontaneous beach clowns! Folk dancing workshop! Splashing in the lake!). 12 hours of fun…New Traditions felt like a new, inventive & cozy occasion that was part Burning Man, part indie rock concert and part park bonfire.

Here’s another great recap from Torontoist.

Artscape Gibraltar Point is seemingly made for multidisciplinary art and music festivals. It’s just a short trip across the harbour on the ferry, yet the south tip of Toronto Island feels worlds away from the city. It’s private and surrounded by natural beauty. Plus, there’s a semi-secluded and sandy beach just steps away from the property. NEW TRADITIONS is only our second big festival event of the summer: we’ve already had the JanSport Bonfire Sessions and are looking forward to the ALL CAPS Island Music Festival in August!

Keep reading to see photos and video from the event…

Slocan Ramblers @ New Traditions: Art and Music Festival from NOW Magazine on Vimeo.