Dance | Film & Video | Author Talks | Music & Song | Handicrafts | Visual Art | Performance Art | Pottery | Landscape Art | Carving | Photography | Digital Art | Scarecrows on Parade | Stained Glass | Pastels | Chalk Art | Model Railroad
SEPTEMBER 7 & 8, 2019 IN DOWNTOWN DIDSBURY ALBERTA!
Come to Didsbury Alberta for Mountain View County's largest festival of its kind. The Mountain View Arts Festival has always been a great family fun event to share a memory, share a story, or share a laugh. In 2019, we recognize the vital issue of mental health from a variety of different artsy angles - art exhibits, live music, historical stories and yes, even happy mistakes!></td>
<td><img src= If you come with a frown, don't worry, we'll send you home with the best souvenir possible - a great, big smile! If we catch you dancing while waiting in line or shopping in a store, humming a tune while walking downtown Didsbury, or playing drums on the table in a coffee shop, we know we've done our job! Our desire is to showcase that Didsbury, Olds, Carstairs, Sundre, Cremona - all the communities in and around Mountain View County - have an incredible wealth of artistic talent. Buskers add delight, interest and energy to our Arts Festival, especially for those out for an afternoon stroll.
Come to Didsbury Alberta for the Mountain View Arts Festival each September!
Hands-On Fun for kids of all ages!
Hands-On Fun
PUPPET THEATRE | YARN PAINTING
MAKE A ROPE | PLAY BOARD GAMES
PICNIC WITH A SCARECROW
Artists at Work at the Didsbury Train Station.
Our artists will present some sort of interactivity, something that encourages creativity and appreciation for diverse art forms and cultures. You'll have a great time!
ARTISTS AT WORK | MAKE A WISHING TREE
CHALK IT UP | BAD ART STUDIO | FACEPAINTING
HANDMADE MARKET | OPENING MINDS THRU ART
If we catch you dancing while waiting in line or shopping in a store, humming a tune while walking downtown Didsbury, or playing drums on the table in a coffee shop, we know we've done our job!
Great toe-tapping music is the heart of any festival.
COFFEE HOUSE | INSTRUMENT PLAY DAY
BUSKERS | UNPLUGGED AT THE SALOON
DANCE LIKE NO ONE'S WATCHING
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Our First Nations and Inuit exhibit shows life as a nurse in the Yukon, trapping and hunting tools, and a fabulous exhibit from Richard Mousseau, an Obijway and recent mayor of Didsbury.
MODEL RAILROAD | BARN QUILTS | SCARECROWS
THERAPY HORSE | INUIT & FIRST NATIONS
OLD-TYME COUNTRY STORE
2019 Arts Festival - What Makes You Smile

This is Mountain View County's largest festival of its kind. Art lovers see Didsbury Alberta 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'll be here!

The Mountain View Arts Festival has always been a great family fun event to share a memory, share a story, or share a laugh. 2019 is no exception as we recognize the vital issue of mental health from a variety of different "artsy" angles - art exhibits, live music, historical stories and yes, even a puppet theatre!

Here's some of the highlights:

  • Pancake Breakfast in front of the Elks Hall, Saturday from 8:30 - 10:30 am.
  • Make Your Own Souvenirs at the Museum, the Library, and the Train Station
  • Join in with the Chalk Artists at the Train Station Parking Lot
  • Take in our Music Block at The Didsbury Saloon, Top Note Music School, and the Vintage Coffee Bar
  • Vote for your favourite scarecrow at Scarecrows on Parade at the Museum
  • Paint a leaf at the Train Station and help build our Community Collaborative Art Mural

Take part in any event over the 2 days of the festival. If you come with a frown, don't worry, we'll send you home with the best souvenir possible - a great, big smile!!

THANKS TO OUR LOCAL CHAMPIONS OF THE ARTS!
The Zion Thrift Store is a fabulous place to find great deals on games, toys, clothes, housewares, and more.     Didsbury AG Foods has been a sponsor of the Mountain View Arts Society since the beginning in 2011.     Didsbury Value Drug Mart supports all the arts events happening in Didsbury, as well as various sporting events in town.

Didsbury Saloon
Windsor Graphics
Mountain View Financial
Unique Stained Glass Works
Front Porch Realty
Top Note Music School
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The Mountain View Arts Festival is an annual, 2 day, multi venue, arts & cultural festival in Didsbury, Alberta.

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In Downtown Didsbury
Sept 7 & 8, 2019

Unless stated otherwise, all activities run from 11 am - 5 pm at all venues both days

Click here for answers to any of your Festival questions.

ADMISSION BY DONATION

FREE PARKING | FREE SHUTTLE
WHEELCHAIR/STROLLER ACCESSIBLE

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 Festival showcases musicians and entertainers from Alberta. There are no openings for performers from outside Canada.

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