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Come to Didsbury Alberta for the Mountain View Arts Festival each September!
Discover Experience Celebrate. Central Alberta Artists In Celebration at the Mountain View Arts Festival in Didsbury Alberta, September 2015.
September 9 & 10, 2017
The Mountain View Arts Festival is an annual, 2-day, multi venue, arts & cultural festival in Didsbury Alberta.

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2017 Arts Festival - THE Weekend to Celebrate Canada 150!

Celebrating Canada's Sesquicentennial of Art and Music.Volunteers are eagerly preparing for our 7th Annual Mountain View Arts Festival! It is Mountain View County's largest 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 starts at our Opening Reception on Friday night when we will be saluting Canada's Sesquicentennial ... a lead-in to a weekend full of arts and culture and our heritage. Please note: Further information on activities and entertainers will be posted as the spring progresses.

  • Click here to order your tickets now! Didsbury Museum - 4th Annual Scarecrows on Parade Competition, rope making, Make Your Own Souvenirs, plus, a celebration of 100 Years of Hockey.

  • Didsbury Library - The "Hub of our Community", showcasing the Literary Arts. Follow your own roots with An exciting time as they spend the bulk of this year building a new Library!

  • Didsbury Train Station - 7th Annual Quilt Show, complete with an authentic Quilting Bee by the Bergthal Mennonite Quilters. A terrific opportunity to visit our Provincial Historic Building!

  • Elks Hall Downtown - Something New - We're bringing the music to the people! Musical and Stage Entertainment will fill the Hall, so ALL the daytime fun is in downtown Didsbury!

  • Saturday night Concert - We took a couple of years hiatus on an evening concert, but this year it comes back by popular demand! It's going to be a great folk and rock evening with JUNO nominee, John Wort Hannam. Opening for John's band is Lauren & Joal Kamps and Ruth Purves-Smith, both back by popular demand!

  • And More!
    • "Make Your Own Souvenirs"
    • Dress-up from our Tickle Trunk
    • Can you find "Art the Bear"?

  • Downtown Didsbury - Our 4th Annual Heritage Building Stroll ... plus Chalk Art creations throughout the downtown core.

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

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

Applications for Performers

Click here to apply for the Mountain View Arts Festival

Registrations for Quilters
Applications for Artists at Work

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."

2016 Festival Trivia
Attendance: 2,250
Volunteers: 152
Volunteer Hours: 1,725+

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.


Our Donors & Sponsors
Canadian Heritage, Mountain View County, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Zion Thrift Store,
Didsbury AG Foods, Didsbury Value Drug Mart, Mountain View Credit Union, Windsor Graphics,
Unique Stained Glass Works, Delree's Native Art Gallery, Front Porch Realty, and Top Note Music School.

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!