Val­ley cel­e­brat­ing Cul­ture Days Satur­day

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Sub­mit­ted The Drumheller Mail

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

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