Alberta Culture Days underway

Friday is the start of Alberta Culture Days. 

It’s a three day provincial festival created by the Alberta Culture and Tourism department.

The festival starts off with block parties in Calgary and Edmonton.

In Calgary there’s a free block party downtown starting at 5 p.m. Friday at Stephen Avenue Mall and Olympic Plaza.

Throughout the province there are events scheduled all weekend.

The City of Calgary has a long list of events including:

  • Live DJs and stage courtesy of BassBus
  • Pedal power by the Open Streets Calgary biker bar will power the lights on BassBus and mix blended drinks with Cafe Rosso
  • Live music with Alberta bands The Wet Secrets (Edmonton) and Viet Cong (Calgary)
  • “To Market To Market” – A mix of storytelling, poetry and performance with the Alberta League of Encouraging Storytelling
  • Circus workshop with the Green Fools Theatre Society
  • Operatic performance courtesy of Cowtown Opera
  • Tintype photographic sessions with Rainika Photo Grafik
  • Potter’s wheel and painting easel with the North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre
  • Instrument Petting Zoo with the Jubilee Auditorium
  • Projection mapping light show from Beama Visual Arts
  • VJ demo station with EMMedia
  • Tap dance showcase courtesy of Tasha Lawson Studio’s Tritone Productions
  • “What is your art?” AFA video booth presented by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
  • Printmaking workshop with Alberta Printmakers
  • Mixed media interactive mural presented by Burns Visual Arts
  • Street piano courtesy of The City of Calgary Culture Division

Alberta Culture Days started in 2008 as a one-day event recognizing Alberta’s arts and cultural community.

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