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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
PUPPET THEATRE | MEXICAN YARN ART
MAKE A ROPE | PLAY BOARD GAMES
PICNIC WITH A SCARECROW
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
Great toe-tapping music is the heart of any festival.
COFFEE HOUSE | INSTRUMENT PLAY DAY
BUSKERS | UNPLUGGED AT THE MUSEUM
DANCE LIKE NO ONE'S WATCHING
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 | COLOUR A BARN QUILT
SCARECROWS | INUIT & FIRST NATIONS
OLD-TYME CANDY STORE
What Makes You Smile - OUR SUPPORTERS

As part of our Sponsorship Packages, those businesses and individuals who sponsor the Mountain View Arts Society and its many events are featured here. Each year the list will change as new supporters come on board. We sincerely thank businesses who realize the value of the Arts Society to the local economy and support it with their sponsorship. We encourage all festival attendees to consider our sponsors' products and services when making their purchasing decisions.

We also send appreciation to individual supporters who have asked to remain anonymous. We sincerely thank them as they are true champions of arts and culture in our region.

Performers and Artists
2A Community Band
Kelly Kalden
Kevin Land
Prairie Wool

Our Friends & Neighbours

Alberta's Promise
British Home Children
Central Alberta Country Drive
Didsbury Chamber of Commerce
Didsbury Lions Club
Travel Alberta

Didsbury Culture

Didsbury Arts Festival, England
Miki Town, Japan
Town of Didsbury

Thanks to our Sponsors
Didsbury Value Drug Mart
Didsbury AG Foods
Didsbury Saloon
Front Porch Realty
Mountain View Financial
Top Note Music School
Ultimate Safety Alberta
Unique Stained Glass Works
Windsor Graphics
Zion Thrift Store

Thanks to our Funding Support

Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Canadian Heritage
Mountain View County

Festival Venues

Didsbury Elks Hall
Didsbury Municipal Library
Didsbury Museum
Didsbury Train Station
Top Note Music School
Vintage Coffee Bar

Media Supporters

Airdrie City View
CK-FM 96.5
CTV Morning News Calgary
Mountain View Coffee News
Mountain View Publishing
Rock 104.5
Rocky View Weekly

Mountain View Arts Society
"A Brush With Art" Art Show & Sale
Days of Yore

The Didsbury Museum is a beautiful two-story brick and sandstone building. Built in 1907, the school held its first classes in 1908. The building was a temporary hospital during the influenza outbreak of 1918, and a training area for men and women during World War II.
Didsbury Museum: 2110 - 21st Ave

The Didsbury Library is one of the oldest small libraries in Alberta. The first meeting of The Didsbury Free Library Board was held on January 25, 1908. By the end of 2009, there were over 22,000 items in the collection and the circulation exceeded 58,000 checkouts!
Didsbury Library: 2033 - 19th Ave

The historic CPR Train Station is an excellent venue for smaller events, featuring full kitchen facilities, a small stage, basement and main level rental opportunities.
Didsbury Train Station: 1811 - 20 Street

The historic CPR Train Station is an excellent venue for smaller events, featuring full kitchen facilities, a small stage, basement and main level rental opportunities.
Didsbury Elks Hall: 1914 - 20 Street

This coffee shop is a great find, just off of Didsbury's quaint main street! The coffee is awesome. They use locally roasted beans!
Vintage Coffee Bar: 2019 - 19 Avenue

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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