Valley celebrating Culture Days Saturday
This Saturday downtown Drumheller is being transformed into a celebration of the arts.
Alberta Culture Days are September 30 to October 2. These are a time to discover, and experience the arts in all their forms. Drumheller is participating this year as members of the community have been working together to organize a “Pop-Up Arts and Culture Showcase” on Saturday, October 1, from 1p.m. to 5p.m.
The event will see various artists and entertainers temporarily set up in the storefronts of vacant buildings throughout downtown Drumheller. These artists and performers will be either displaying their works for public viewing or, if possible, providing ways for the public to actively engage in the creation of art pieces, such as painting and pottery sculpting.
The public is invited to stroll around the downtown to take in the displays and performances for free, and to participate in activities like sidewalk-chalk art. Local musicians will be performing on the sidewalks, and warm beverages will be offered in some of the spaces as well. The aim of the Showcase, in keeping with the goals of Alberta Culture Days, is to celebrate the wealth of talent and creativity that exists within our community.
“From rodeos to dinosaur bones to Alberta’s ‘Cool little towns,’ Southern Alberta has a rich heritage that attracts visitors from around the world. Alberta Culture Days is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the art and history that makes Southern Alberta special.” -Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
This event is a collaboration between the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Badlands Artists Association and other local artists. It is made possible thanks to the provincial government’s Alberta Culture Days Grant, the Town of Drumheller’s Arts & Culture Grant, and Century 21 for providing space for the artists and activities.
The Pop-Up Arts & Culture Showcase is part of the celebrations occurring throughout the province during Alberta Culture Days 2016. Alberta Culture Days, September 30 – October 2, is about discovering, experiencing and celebrating our unique blend of peoples and passions, and the importance of culture to a healthy and vibrant province. To learn more, visit www.AlbertaCultureDays.ca