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
PUPPET THEATRE | YARN PAINTING
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 SALOON
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 | BARN QUILTS | SCARECROWS
THERAPY HORSE | INUIT & FIRST NATIONS
OLD-TYME COUNTRY STORE
What Makes You Smile - MUSIC! MUSIC! MUSIC!

This year's Festival Theme is "What Makes You Smile" and 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!

We're Full - And What a Lineup of Talent!
The Mountain View Arts Society has been bringing musicians and artists to Didsbury, and showcasing locals since 2011. The 9th Annual Mountain View Arts Festival takes place September 7 & 8, 2019 in Didsbury Alberta. 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.

Great toe-tappin' music is the heart of any festival. We've got a full slate of talented local stage performers and musicians for our stages at Vintage Coffee Bar and the Didsbury Saloon!

Vintage Coffee Bar
2019 19 Ave
Local fresh eats and espresso beverages
Saturday
Sept 7
11 am Liz
12 pm Blue Cicada
1 pm The Hooligans
2 pm Two Late to the Party
3 pm Boom Boom
4 pm Mike McRorie
Sunday
Sept 8
11 am Fromage Chaud
12 pm Nico Brennan
1 pm Bob Chartier
2 pm Taylor Lang
3 pm James Reckseidler
4 pm Siren & Redbeard

Vintage Coffee Bar in Didsbury.

Didsbury Saloon
2014 19 Avenue
Burgers, Wings, Ribs & More!
Saturday
Sept 7
11:30 am Kelly Kalden Kids
12:30 pm Prairie Wool
1:30 pm Wade Neufeld
2:30 pm Kelly & Robyn
3:30 pm Kevin Phillips
Sunday
Sept 8
11:30 am Kelly Kalden Kids
12:30 pm Prairie Wool
1:30 pm Robb Mann
2:30 pm Fromage Chaud
3:30 pm Kelly Kalden

The Didsbury Saloon honours the roots of the ranching and industrial community through great food & drink!
Right across the street from Vintage Coffee Bar
and Top Note Music School - our Music Block!
ALL FAMILY FRIENDLY!

Buskers
Street performers wanted for the 2019 Mountain View Arts Festival.Buskers add delight, interest and energy to our Arts Festival, especially for those out for an afternoon stroll. Didsbury's streets provide a wonderful opportunity for buskers to showcase their craft and for residents and visitors to be entertained and show their appreciation.

If you are a street performer, you'll find yourself right in the centre of all the action as our main venues are just a hop, skip, and a jump from each other. If you have a talent you'd love to share, we'd like to hear from you. Kids of all ages love talented individuals who play music, perform magic, do gymnastics, juggle, dance - we even have room for mimes, living statues, puppeteers, mascots - you name it, our families love it!

The event is being promoted throughout the province and across the country. We give our performers as much exposure as possible on our website, on Facebook and Twitter, through Travel Alberta, Evensi, MyDidsbury.ca, and other websites, and in various print materials.

If you have questions, send our Performer Coordinator an e-mail. Let us know you're coming and we'll let everyone else know, too!

Musicians, Singers, Musical Groups, Dancers, & other Performers
2019 Terms & Conditions
ALL PERFORMERS - Please make sure you have read the Terms & Conditions. There have been changes since last year. Thank you.

2019 STAGE LINEUP/SCHEDULES
Vintage Coffee Bar, 2019 - 19 Avenue
Didsbury Saloon, 2014 - 19 Avenue

ADMISSION BY DONATION

FREE PARKING | FREE SHUTTLE
WHEELCHAIR/STROLLER ACCESSIBLE

Stop into Top Note Music School and try a musical instrument. Hands on! Try your first sound!
AT TOP NOTE MUSIC SCHOOL
2029 - 19 Avenue
11 am - 5 pm Saturday & Sunday

Stop into Top Note Music School and try a musical instrument. Hands on! Try your first sound!

What is Busking?

Street Performing or Busking is an ancient form of entertainment. It is a style like no other. Street performers are that rare breed of entertainer in search of the best place or "pitch" to perform their art. Buskers can be dancers, artists, clowns, musicians, comedians, jugglers, acrobats, and of course, singers.

Street performers earn their living by "passing the hat". So when you enjoy their performance, let them know with your loonies and toonies, $5s and $10s. It's up to you how much you pay, but please, show your appreciation to our local talented performers.

Heard at past festivals:

"From the minute we arrived, we knew where to set up and we had help with anything we needed. The atmosphere was definitely one of helping & caring for the vendors & performers."

PLEASE NOTE:

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

INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY
We will also accommodate non-profit organizations, so if you would like to use the arts festival as a fundraising opportunity, come to us with your great ideas and we'll see what we can do. For more information, contact Bev by phone at 403-994-0494 or send an e-mail.

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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