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September 10 & 11, 2016
The Mountain View Arts Festival is an annual, 2-day, multi venue, arts & cultural festival in Didsbury Alberta.

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2016 Arts Festival - Another Amazing Weekend in Didsbury!

The 2016 Mountain View Arts Festival was our 6th Annual! It is Mountain View County's largest outdoor festival of its kind. Art lovers see Didsbury come alive with all that is arts and culture in our region, including dancers, storytellers, musicians and songwriters, handicrafts, painters, potters, carvers ... you name it ... if it's artsy, it was here!

Since 2011, festival visitors have been treated to an incredible showcase of the arts and culture that is found in Central Alberta ... specifically Didsbury and Mountain View County!

Something for Everyone - 5 Different Venues!
The fun started at our Opening Reception on Friday night when we saluted the golden age of train travel ... a lead-in to a weekend full of arts and culture and our heritage.

  • Click the poster to print your own, then hang it on the bulletin board in your office, put it on your fridge, or take it to school.Didsbury Museum - Featured historical artifacts PLUS our salute to the Train and Railroads that built our country! Exhibit from the "Stamp Guys" featuring Canadian railway and prairie scene stamps, and a LEGO display! And, of course, our 3rd Annual Scarecrows on Parade Competition!

  • Didsbury Library - The "Hub of our Community", showcased the Literary Arts. Follow your own roots with Create very unique mandalas ... and you could drive your own "Last Spike" in our Nail Art!

  • Didsbury Train Station - Fabulous Quilt Show. You even had a chance to learn how to quilt!

  • Didsbury High School - Some of the most talented and diverse artists and artisans in the region filled the gym in our Artisan Village. Musical and stage entertainment in the foyer! PLUS ...
    • "Make Your Own Souvenirs"
    • Dress-up from our Tickle Trunk
    • Can you find "Art the Bear"?
    • Delree's Teepee

  • Downtown Didsbury - Our 3rd Annual Heritage Building Stroll ... plus Chalk Art creations throughout the downtown core. AND BUSKERS!

  • Pick up your Festival Passport at any of our venues and "get it punched" for a chance to win $50!

Mtn View Arts Festival Countdown
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2017 Arts Festival in Didsbury
Sept 9 & 10, 2017

Click here to see photos from the 2015 Mountain View Arts Festival.

Heard at past festivals:
"Very well done and presented with great hospitality! The music, food, the sound system, and the Metis dancers, great history. Excellent! Good work."

"Had a really great time! Everyone was super friendly and crazy awesome! Cannot wait to come back next year."

"It was amazing ... be warned though ... you may need to drag your children out at closing time. Our kids had an absolute blast and didn't want to leave."

2015 Festival Trivia
Attendance: 3,101
Volunteers: 152
Volunteer Hours: 2,376!

What is a Visual Artist?
Those who paint, carve, sculpt, take photos,
craftsmen who work with pottery, stained glass,
wood, jewellery, or metal, clothing designers, photojournalists, those who design clothes,
create digital images, sketch caricatures
& illustrations, design floral arrangements.

And We've Got All of Them!

Special Thanks to our
Funding Supporters

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present.

Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor.

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts provides support to arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta's economy.

The Mountain View Arts Society is proud to be a Partner with Alberta's Promise.


Applications the Artisan Village

Registrations Open for Quilters

Applications for Performers
Main Stage | Museum | Busking

Our Donors & Sponsors: Canadian Heritage, Mountain View County, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Zion Thrift Store,
Delree's Native Art Gallery, Didsbury AG Foods, TransCanada Corp, Mountain View Credit Union, Windsor Graphics
Unique Stained Glass Works, Front Porch Realty, Longhorn Painting Ltd, Grr Letz Eat, and Different Strokes Art Gallery.

Please consider these businesses when making your purchasing decisions.

Venues sponsored by the Town of Didsbury. Stay overnight at the Rosebud Valley Campground at the east entrance to Didsbury. The Didsbury Museum has artifacts from the homestead days, clothing, household items, farming equipment, a school room, medical room, general store, military roll of honour, and a 1907 Cast Iron Safe. Visit our museum today! In Partnership with the Didsbury Municipal Library In Partnership with Travel Alberta Canada We're on twitter! Follow us at MVArtsFest today! We're on twitter! Follow us at MVArtsFest today!