The11th edition of the Festival des arts Georgeville Fitch Bay will soon take place in the scenic Georgeville, Fitch Bay area at 4 sites over 9 consecutive days- July 13 to July 21. The sites are Murray Hall Memorial Center, The Elephant Barn & the magnificent council chamber of the Town Hall of Stanstead Township and Canon Gustin Hall. This year 44 artists will be exhibiting their work. Techniques are varied - drawing, oil painting, silk painting, acrylic, watercolor, printmaking, mixed media, woodworking, pottery, sculpture, turned wood, jewelry, stained glass, photography, bookbinding, floral art and headgear . The public are invited to meet and chat with the artists at the sites. Again this year many of the artists will be doing on-site demonstrations: Luc Ducharme will demonstrate his wood turning techniques; Lyne Montmeny will sculpt her famous roosters; Marika Szabo will demonstrate linocut; Pauline Boudreau will share the art of the making of a travel diary; Catherine Young Bates will demonstrate oil sticks; Suzanne Petraki will sculpt with textiles; while Nicole Champagne will demonstrate collagraphy. Some demonstrations will take place only at specific times and dates. Information can be found on the Festival brochure or from the website at ‘festivaldesarts.net’ A free workshop is offered by well-known watercolor artist Pierre Jeanson. The number of participants is limited so register on site - first come first served. At the four venues there will be information panels with photographs and a brief description of the fascinating history of these sites and the communities that built them . In addition, a concert organized by Les Amis de Fitch Bay, will be held Friday, July 19th at 7:30 pm at Eglise St. Ephrem - 380 Remick Street in Fitch Bay, featuring the electro-acoustic cello of Erich Kory and the musical poetry of street musicians Valody. Tickets on sale at the Festival sites and at the church. Don’t miss this lovely event. It is an opportu- nity to take a stroll amidst beautiful landscapes that are the hallmark of the Eastern Townships. You will also have the opportunity to explore the two picturesque villages that host the events. A circuit of twenty miles connects the four sites marked by road signs with the colors of the Festival –a detailed map is available on website and in the brochure. The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.mm daily - except for Canon Gustin Hall, which is open from 2 p.m. both Sundays. Admission to all events is free.