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|SEPTEMBER 7 & 8, 2019 IN DOWNTOWN DIDSBURY ALBERTA!|
PUPPET THEATRE | YARN PAINTING
MAKE A ROPE | PLAY BOARD GAMES
PICNIC WITH A SCARECROW
ARTISTS AT WORK | MAKE A WISHING TREE
CHALK IT UP | BAD ART STUDIO | FACEPAINTING
HANDMADE MARKET | OPENING MINDS THRU ART
COFFEE HOUSE | INSTRUMENT PLAY DAY
BUSKERS | UNPLUGGED AT THE SALOON
DANCE LIKE NO ONE'S WATCHING
MODEL RAILROAD | BARN QUILTS | SCARECROWS
THERAPY HORSE | INUIT & FIRST NATIONS
OLD-TYME COUNTRY STORE
|What Makes You Smile - ART & ARTISTS
What's an arts festival without artists? We aim to interest and educate the public about art and our "Artists at Work" is one of the most special of special features at the Mountain View Arts Festival!
Artists are set up at the Provincial Historic Resource, the Didsbury Train Station, right in the heart of downtown Didsbury. Each participant will present some sort of interactivity, something that encourages creativity and appreciation for diverse art forms and cultures. It's more than just showing people how it's done. It's offering you an interactive feature so that everyone can learn, first-hand, the value - and fun - in creating!
Make It! Take It! - Artists at Work
Artists will be on hand ready to answer your questions, explaining how they use their tools and materials. They'll even give you a chance to participate in a collective piece of art, handle raw materials and tools, or do a "Make It - Take It" project!
You could learn how to do stained glass, help create a Community Wishing Tree, or learn how to manipulate silk flowers into the perfect arrangement for your outdoor garden or inside the home.
Handmade Artisan Market at the Elks Hall!
Here you will find handmade items that showcase the amazing hand-crafted products our local artisans create. Shop handmade with 100s of one-of-a-kind Alberta-made artisan products.
You'll be able to connect one-on-one with the makers behind the products. Shop Local. Feel Good.
If you have any questions, e-mail Tara, our Market Coordinator, or call her at 403-559-7280.
NEW! Art Gallery at the Elks Hall
In addition, Didsbury's Opening Minds Through Art program will be a feature exhibit in our Art Gallery. People living with dementia hold enormous creative potential! Members of the Didsbury High School Leadership Team, who first receive OMA training and dementia care strategies, work with their partner from Bethany Didsbury to gently guide and encourage their creativity to surface. The process is broken down so that the person with dementia is given the opportunity to make manageable decisions at each stage; this alone can be an empowering and refreshing change from daily life.
And for great burgers and hotdogs, enjoy the concession hosted by the Didsbury Elks Lodge. Mmmm good!
Come join the unique community we like to call "Chalk-a-Holics"! Just pop over to the Train Station from 11 am - 5 pm on Saturday or Sunday.
We want everyone to give it a whirl so there will also be vertical chalk art space for those of you who prefer not to get down on your knees!
This is a great chance for artists who are used to other mediums to give this a try - tattoo artists, painters, cartoonists, you name it!
See pictures from past festivals on our Facebook page.
HELP BUILD DIDSBURY'S ALLEY ART MURALS!
We're turning our back alleys into "art alleys"! Beginning with this year's Arts Festival, the vision is for community collaborative art pieces to be added every year. Come to the parking lot at the Train Station, find your piece of wood, and paint the leaves any way you want! They will be added to the roots, trunk, and branches being painted on the first alley wall at the Didsbury Elks Hall.
Watch for the Pixie Dust Parties Tent
What is a Visual Artist?
And We Have All of Them!
OPENING MINDS THROUGH ART
BAD ART STUDIO
Remember, you can also do some
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