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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 2018.
September 7 & 8, 2018
The Mountain View Arts Festival is an annual, 2-day, multi venue, arts & cultural festival in Didsbury Alberta.

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2018 Arts Festival - THE Weekend to Celebrate the Arts!

This 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'll be 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 - And Everything's Downtown!
We will be saluting arts and culture and our local heritage and, once again, we're doing it all in beautiful downtown Didsbury! Take a stroll down "Music Block" with Alberta musicians performing at the Elks Hall and the new Vintage Coffee Bar. Chalk Artists will be scattered throughout the downtown core, and Artists at Work fills the Train Station!

NEW FOR 2018! The Arts Festival will run on Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8th. Check back for details on our new Family Dance Friday!

Applications Open for Artists!
Every year we bring you the very best musicians, singers and songwriters. We have some of the very best artists and artisans, the ones who love to show you how they do what they do. This year is no exception. Our stage performance schedule is complete now but we still have a few openings for artists.

If you would like to join in on the 8th Annual Mountain View Arts Festival, please visit our Applications Page for Terms & Conditions and Application Forms. We can't wait to hear from you!

Performers in downtown Didsbury 2017.

Mtn View Arts Festival Countdown
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In Downtown Didsbury
Sept 7 & 8, 2018

Apply to participate in the 2018 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."


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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'll Have 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.


Our Donors & Sponsors
Canadian Heritage, Mountain View County, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Zion Thrift Store, Didsbury AG Foods,
Didsbury Value Drug Mart, Windsor Graphics, Unique Stained Glass Works, 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 The Mountain View Arts Society is proud to be a Partner with Alberta's Promise.
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