Stone & Sky Receives $40,000 in Funding

The Windsor Feminist Theatre has received $40,000 in funding for its annual Stone & Sky Music and Arts festival on Pelee Island.

The funding comes from Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council and the Government of Canada.

Stone & Sky is a series of artist events that includes spoken word, visual arts, music and theatre. It takes place throughout the summer in an unused quarry and former landfill. The summer of events includes 12 farmers markets with art workshops and master classes, five literary workshops, five spoken word, visual art and musical concerts, one long weekend festival and one theatrical finale production,

“We are so excited to be able to grow this exciting arts festival, a celebration of our artistic talent across Windsor-Essex and an expression of who we are as a community,” said artistic director Patricia Fell. “We are the only ones running this type of festival across all of Ontario, so we can’t wait for people to come and see us over the summer.”

The festival started July 8 and continues each Saturday until the finale on August 19. Performances begin at 6 p.m. and end in time to catch the last ferry back to the mainland. Tickets are $12.50. For more information, go to stoneandsky.org.