Contemporary talents arrive in Granby

Contemporary talents arrive in Granby
Contemporary talents arrive in Granby

Throughout the presentations, the Bazar festival never failed in its main mission of celebrating diversity and connectivity. As tradition dictates, visual art, filming and music will come together in a few days, the moment of an evening that promises to be rich in colors and sounds.

“A panoply of talents! For artists, this is a great opportunity to show their know-how, reconnect and form collaborations. Since its beginnings in 2018, the event has tried to encourage alliances between artists and disciplines,” says the co-founder and general director of the festival, Édouard Godbout-Corriveau.

Located on Cowie Street, the floor of Central 217 will be decorated and the visual works exhibited in the lobby. The Bazar festival will begin around 6 p.m. with an opening featuring a cohort of nine artists, including a special guest of international renown, Jean Côté. We promise sculptures, collage and even interactive arts.

“Our guest has already done us a great service by lending us a canvas for advertising the festival. He will be on hand to interact with the public and other artists. Participation of this caliber is very appreciated,” continues Sydney Guy, also co-founder of the festival.

“The artists will be present to discuss and answer questions. And several pieces will be put on sale! A draw will take place among visitors to win a sum dedicated to the purchase of a work of art.

— Sydney Guy

For its part, the section devoted to cinema will highlight eight short films made by emerging filmmakers. The projects will be presented in a loop starting at 7 p.m. and a jury made up of three industry professionals will award participants around ten service awards totaling nearly $11,500.

The viewing of a short film created by Cégep de Granby students will take place at 6:15 p.m. We are also planning a period of discussion with the production team.

Time for music

Spokesperson for the event, Miro will launch the musical performances with his luminous pop at the end of the evening. Originally from Quebec, the group The Blaze Velluto Collection will take over by making guests dance to the rhythm of energetic and psychedelic Californian rock sounds. The French-speaking ensemble Les Lunatiques will set the stage on fire at the end of the event.

“It’s a crescendo evening! Families choose to arrive earlier. Other, younger people visit the premises at the end of the evening. By presenting a later show, we are responding to the demand of people who adhere in particular to the vie de Nuit», Explains Laurent Galipeau-Théroux, the organizer responsible for the musical aspect of the event.


Laurent Galipeau-Théroux, Sydney Guy, Édouard Godbout-Corriveau and spokesperson Miro Belzil. Rose Desormiers (co-organizer) is absent in the photo. (Nicolas T. Parent/La Voix de l’Est)

For his part, spokesperson Miro Belzil had only good words for the organizers and the quality of the programming. The Bazar festival definitely knows how to whet the appetite. Now, there is no need to go all the way to Montreal to enjoy an event focusing on emerging talent and experimental and contemporary works.

“A most favorable opportunity for artists and for art consumers. We always hope that the festival gives birth to little creative babies. The enthusiasm and mixing of disciplines can lead to the creation of complicities and very interesting projects,” concludes the musician from Granby.

All information regarding the Bazar festival is available on social networks.



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