Some of Andrew’s work from last year’s fest!

In the run up to the festival, we will be profiling some of the people who make this whole thing possible: our incredible volunteers. Volunteers are the fertilizer of our festival, and a big part of what makes this community tick. If you’ve been to the fest before, then you’ll have seen some of Andrew’s amazing chalk art, which he does on top of being the ITS chief bar wrangler. Here are a few of his favourite things about In the Soil:

How many years have you volunteered with In the Soil?
This will be my 3rd year with In The Soil as the official street chalk artist, as well as my 2nd year organizing the bars around the festival.

Why do you volunteer with In the Soil?
In The Soil brings the entire Niagara arts community together for one action packed 3-day party, every year. It would be an absolute shame to miss out on that. There are so many experiences, friends and memories to be a part of. I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.

What’s your favourite memory of the festival?
Now that is a tough one… The Lemon Bucket Orchestra comes to mind a couple of years back. Something about a gigantic tuba as the centre of the dance party at The Hub is something that will stick with me forever.

If you’re interested in joining the fun, check out our Volunteer Page – get a festival pass discounted or free, and be a part of an awesome experience!