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ARTS SOCIETY

Promoting and encouraging artistic opportunities
and events for the enrichment of the general public.

2018 EVENTS:     ART SHOW & SALE   GLOBAL DRUMS   DAYS OF YORE   ARTS FESTIVAL   CULTURE DAYS
Arts Festival | Art Show | Dance | Film & Video | Writers Circle | Music & Song | Handicrafts | Visual Art | Performance Art | Pottery | Landscape Art | Carving | Photography | Digital Art | Indigenous Art | Stained Glass | Pastels | Jewellery

DIDSBURY ART SHOW & SALE - APRIL 7 & 8, 2018
The Mountain View Arts Society was pleased to host the 7th Annual Art Show & Sale at the Didsbury Art, Travel & Trade Expo in Didsbury. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, this is the largest trade show between Airdrie and Red Deer in Central Alberta. Artists joined over 120 exhibitors on three ice surfaces and the community hall with over 4,000 people attending each year. Artists can rest assured many people saw their work!

This is another fabulous show featuring so many wonderful local Canadian artists! And look who our Featured Artist was this year!

FEATURED ARTIST: JIM BROWN
Jim has lived in Alberta all of his life and enjoys its diversity. Most of his creative influences come from his surroundings. Living in rural Alberta he has always enjoyed camping, hiking and fishing in our natural area. Jim has been in our art show the last 5 years, and is a fan favourite. Jim was in attendance all weekend.

Samples of Jim Brown's work.

Fabulous relationship between seniors and high school students.SPECIAL GUESTS - OMA
We were very pleased to have Opening Minds through Art (OMA) as part of this year's show. OMA is a program run out of the Didsbury Hospital in conjunction with the Leadership program at the Didsbury High School. Dementia patients, and others with cognitive barriers, are paired with trained high school volunteers to come together once a week for an hour to create art, and thus, stimulate the mind.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
When visitors entered our gallery, they were greeted by volunteers and artists, and given a "People's Choice" ballot. They walked around the exhibit, enjoyed the beautiful pieces of art, People's Choice Award 2018then voted for their favourite. Ballots were counted, and the winner was announced at the end of the show on Sunday afternoon.

This year's People's Choice was "Autumn Calls", a Canvas Giclee of an original acrylic (pictured right). Artist, Gayle Kohut is from Didsbury and is a perennial favourite.

ARTISTS' WINDOW
We offer a comfortable space for an "Artist's Window". This popular area sheds light on the artistic process, how artists make art. Each artist has an opportunity to schedule a time when the public can watch them practice their craft, opening a window into the lives of artists as they go about their work.

Artists who participated included Donna Brink, Michelle Houston, Christina Ekman, Bill Anthony, Chris Carlson, Delree Dumont, Gayle Kohut, Robin Rohl, Ashley Leggette, and Melany Sealy.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, please contact Merrilee Anthony at 403-512-9888.

ART SHOW LOCATION
Didsbury Memorial Complex
1702 - 21 Avenue

2018 ART SHOW HOURS
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 12 - 5 pm

ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
Admission to the Art Show, Pancake Breakfast, and all entertainment is
included with your trade show admission

Want to buy something at the show? We accept cash, VISA, MasterCard, Debit, and personal cheques with two pieces of identification. 100% of any art sales go directly to the individual artist(s).

Click here to see who came to the 2018 Art Show.

Bill Anthony
Elsie Archer
Dan Archer
Donna Brink
Jim Brown
Chris Carlson
Delree Dumont
Christina Ekman
Michelle Houston
Gayle Kohut
Marcella LaBelle
Ashley Leggette
Brenda Marce
Brett Peterson
Megan Pittman
Robin Rohl
Melany Sealy
John Smythe
Laura Tanner
Kalum Teke Dan
Cliff Thompson

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Photo from the 2018 Art Show & Sale.

Photo from the 2018 Art Show & Sale.

2019 ARTIST APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN DECEMBER
"A Brush with Art" Spring Art Show and Sale features visual artists and artisans from Mountain View County and the surrounding region. This is a Juried Gallery-style Show. All artists will be asked to submit photos representative of their work.

2018 Terms & Conditions

Application Form - Secure Online - The most efficient way - APPLICATION FORM WILL REOPEN FOR THE 2019 SHOW IN DECEMBER
Application Form - For Mail or In-Person - APPLICATION FORM WILL REOPEN FOR THE 2019 SHOW IN DECEMBER

Supporting arts, culture & heritage in Carstairs, Cremona, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre and the surrounding Central Alberta communities between Red Deer and Calgary.
Logo designed by Lyle Schulz. Venues sponsored by the Town of Didsbury. Stay overnight at the Rosebud Valley Campground at the east entrance to Didsbury. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts provides support to arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta's economy. The Mountain View Arts Society is proud to be a Partner with Alberta's Promise.
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