ArtsWells Festival

ArtsWells Festival features musicians, art workshops, activities for kids and more!

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Location: Wells, British Columbia

The small community of Wells, B.C. has always been rich in arts and culture. Artists have travelled from across the country to this little mountain town to take in the beautiful setting and get inspired. In the 1930s, people gathered to watch musical acts at the same Community Hall that many of the festival’s performances. 

This three-day event with indoor and outdoor venues is designed to show visitors what Wells is all about. Enjoy the weekend viewing original art by passionate artists and get to know the local folks. Just on the doorstep of Wells are nature trails and historical sites to explore.

The ArtsWells festival features performances by  musicians and performers, art workshops, child-friendly activities, and more. Enjoy a range of folk, hip-hop, electronic, world, pop, roots, jazz, country, funk and more at over 10 diverse venues throughout the town. 

2024 lineup

ArtsWells 2024 features

  • Logan Staats
  • Interstellar Jays
  • Kinfolk Nation
  • Major Funk
  • Crones
  • Chubby Cree
    + more...

For a complete list of musicians and artists at this year's ArtsWells Festival, check out the official festival website.

Pre-Festival Workshops

Each year prior to the ArtsWells Festival, Island Mountain Arts hosts music and dance workshops for youth and adults. If you’re planning on heading to Wells for the festival, extend your stay by taking part in a workshop beforehand.


ArtsWells Weekend camping passes start at $30 per person for the full weekend;
$30 for a tent camping pass which includes one person.
$50 per RV camping Pass which includes one person.

ArtsWells Camping passes must be purchased for each additional person camping.

Visit the official Festival Page to purchase tickets and camping passes

There are two camping areas. One at the ball diamond is family/quiet camping and the other is a general camping area behind the Bear's Paw Cafe.


General admission weekend passes are available for purchase:

Adults  $180
Youth (13-18)  $85
Children under 12  free admission (when accompanied by an adult)

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