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Alberta Arts Days Poster

Alberta Arts Days Poster

Alberta Arts Days is the celebration of art in many forms all across Alberta. From September 18th – 20th there are over 500 events in 100 different communities. Medicine Hat has been chosen to be a focal point for many of the events in Southern Alberta.

Don’t forget, the reception for Maureen Newton’s “This is for the Birds” art show is Thursday September 17th (today) at 7:00pm. Reception is free of charge! The show started August 22nd and will run up until Sunday, October 11th, 2009 – so if you miss the reception, you still have time. It’s definitely worth checking out and events at the Esplanade on the 19th are FREE.

You can visit www.albertaartsdays.ca for more details, they also have a Facebook group where other places are advertising how each community is celebrating.¬†Even though I’ll be doing some work at the Esplanade for the Artisans Fair, I might just go over to the Tyrrell Museum and check out what’s going on over there this weekend. For a full (huge) listing of events and the details, go to the event listing page for Medicine Hat.

Here’s a listing of some of what is going on:

All weekend

  • Vera Bracken Library Display
  • Exhibitions at the Esplanade

Friday, September 18

  • Summer Arts Encore
  • pARTy on 2nd
  • Comedian Gerry Dee

Saturday, September 19

  • Free Transit
  • Free Parking at Esplanade
  • Jim Marshall Art Walk
  • Artisans Fair
  • M.A.S.S. Instruments
  • Heritage Church Walking Tour
  • Free Museum Day at Historic Clay District
  • Mask-Making Workshop
  • Church Open Houses
  • TREX Video Screening
  • Doug Haslam’s Cabinet of Curiosities
  • Guest Artist Tour
  • Sid Marty Book Reading
  • Robert Harrison Talk
  • M.A.S.S. Instruments / Paramedic Concert

Sunday, September 20

  • Special Morning Church Services
  • The Book Arts Exhibition Launch
  • Noumoufassa

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