The 10th annual Spark Photo Festival gets underway Saturday in Peterborough, the Kawarthas and Northumberland County.
During the month of April, the public will have the chance to view the works of more than 100 photographers in 29 exhibits across the region.
“Over the years it has become a beloved part of spring,” said festival director Jennifer MacKenzie.
“Everyone is out and about and driving around, from Brighton to Fenelon Falls and all the points in between, we have such a variety of exhibits.”
One of those exhibits, she said, is a celebration of the past decade of top festival photos.
“This year we have our showcase exhibit, Celebrating 10 Years of Excellence: Juried Exhibit Winners, which is a celebration of 10 years of winning images,” MacKenzie said. “That will be on display at the YMCA Balsillie Family Branch.”
She added this year’s juried exhibit, titled Water, is on display at Chasing the Cheese, in Peterborough.
Along with the past, MacKenzie said they are also looking toward the future.
“This year we have a new exhibit called Light the SPARK: Emerging Artists Exhibit,” she said.
“It is the culmination of a program that we started in January, for photographers who have never exhibited before, so we guide them through the process of exhibiting their work and it is so exciting to see it coming together.”
She added the exhibits are displayed in public places and local businesses across the region.
“This year people can also download the free Toureka! app,” MacKenzie said. “There is a map and list of the exhibits so you can plan your festival route that way as well.”
You can find a full list of exhibit locations you can visit the Spark Photo Festival Website.