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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
MAKE STRESS BALLS | 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 | HAPPY MISTAKES
FACEPAINTING | OPENING MINDS THRU ART
Great toe-tapping music is the heart of any festival.
COFFEE HOUSE | INSTRUMENT PLAY DAY
DOWNTOWN BUSKERS | FAMILY DANCE
UNPLUGGED AT THE MUSEUM
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 - 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!

2019 Applications for Stage Performers Now Open!
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.

Musicians, singers, and songwriters to perform in Didsbury during September's Arts Festival.Great toe-tappin' music is the heart of any festival. We are looking for a full slate of stage performers and musicians! We also want to make sure buskers know we have a lot of street corners to fill and we want you, too!

AND WE WANT YOU!!

We have lots of music at two different stages, all day long, both Saturday and Sunday.

  1. Vintage Coffee Bar, 2019 - 19 Avenue
  2. Didsbury Museum, 2110 - 21 Avenue

The event is being promoted throughout the province and across the country. We will give you 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 any questions, e-mail Mike, our Performer Coordinator.

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

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!

If you have questions, send us an e-mail or call 403-335-9445. Let us know you're coming and we'll let everyone else know, too!

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, please call Bev at 403-994-0494 or e-mail the Arts Society.

Musicians, Singers, Musical Groups, Dancers, & other Performers
2019 Terms & Conditions
2019 Online Applications Are Open!

Click here to apply for the Mountain View Arts Festival

ALL APPLICANTS - Please make sure you have read the Terms & Conditions. There have been changes since last year. Thank you.

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, jugglers, acrobats, comedians, 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."

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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