It’s finally here - Summer Moon Festival kicks off this week!

Monday, June 20, 2022

The time has come: Summer Moon Festival begins June 21, 2022, sponsored by YNCU and supported by the Ontario Arts Council. Join the community at this annual festival where the Indigenous Friendship Centre, the Downtown Association and the City of Sault Ste. Marie have worked together to create and develop accessible, sustainable, multi-disciplinary public art, culture, and heritage programming that supports tourism, economic diversity and arts sector development within the region. 
  • June 21 and 22, attend the free interdisciplinary artist workshops via the Loft Workshop Series sponsored by Algoma University giving participants an exclusive look behind the scenes at creating art and content in multiple formats. Preregistration is encouraged but not required, walk-ins welcome.  
  • June 23, Stories Steeped in Stone and Theatre In Motion continue their series at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site, showcasing performers Tracie Louttit, Theresa Binda and Kristin DeAmorim in three separate performances. In person tickets are on sale now for $25, by calling 705-759-5443, or the show will be livestreamed on YouTube – visit the Stories Steeped in Stone Facebook page for more details and to access the link.   
  • Visit the Art X Revive Exhibition at Rolling Pictures located at 498 Queen Street East on June 24 to view the exhibition curated by Andrea Pinheiro, Annie King, and Desiree Watson.  
  • June 25 marks Summer Moon Festival’s first Indigenous Open Air Market outside of the Mill Market from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 35 Canal Drive. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., watch Juno winner and Polaris Music Prize Shortlister SHAD, Juno nominated Snotty Nose Rez Kids, and Skratch Bastid free at the YNCU Stage, also located at Mill Market.  
Throughout the week, local and national mural artists will be staying and working in Sault Ste. Marie. Check out Jean Paul Langlois’ work at the Elk’s Lodge (sponsored by YNCU), Kayla ‘Milkbox’ Buium at the Salvation Army (sponsored by Algoma University), local artist Katrina Thibodeau’s new creation at Paint and Décor Concepts (sponsored by OLG), and at Peace Restaurant (sponsored by Village Media and Algoma University). Don’t miss out on the artist’s showcase located at the Art Hub on Spring (500 Queen Street East), open daily 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. June 21-25. 
“It’s been too long since we’ve been able to come together and have a good time as a community,” said Josh Ingram, Tourism Area Coordinator. “World class muralists, amazing artist’s workshops, and a lineup of hip hop artists including this year’s Juno openers and awarding winning SHAD… you could call this festival the official start of the summer in Baawaating – Sault Ste. Marie!” 

Summer Moon 2022’s Title Sponsor is Your Neighbourhood Credit Union (YNCU), in addition to support provided by the Ontario Arts Council. Visit, follow on Facebook and @artsandculturessm on Instagram for the most up to date information.

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