Mountain View Arts Society. Come to any of the great artsy events in Didsbury!

About the Mountain View Arts Society

The Mountain View Arts Society promotes and encourages a variety of artistic opportunities and events for the enrichment and enjoyment of the general public.

Nestled in the heart of Mountain View County in sunny Alberta lies the beautiful community of Didsbury. Didsburians were very proud to represent the province as the only Host Celebration Site between Airdrie and Red Deer during Alberta Arts Days 2011. Visitors were treated to an incredible showcase of the arts and culture that is found in Central Alberta - specifically Didsbury and Mountain View County!

The group of volunteers who put on the Mountain View Arts Festival wanted more, so at the end of 2011, they applied for, and received, incorporation of a society. Following the election of a very active, creative, and engaged Board of Directors, the wheels started turning and the next thing we knew, we were hosting and organizing different events in Didsbury Alberta (art show, rock concert, spring concert, arts festival). That tradition continues.

Besides hosting our own events, we want to help promote artists, dancers, musicians, writers, photographers, songwriters, actors, photojournalists, and artisans - those people in our towns who help create communities with depth and feeling. Our members want to share their skills and talents with each other to develop a strong and vibrant art community. We have the talent here - our goal is to make sure your lives are enriched by these individuals and businesses.

Sponsorship Opportunities with the Mountain View Arts Society
We give our business community an opportunity to show their support throughout the year, and to different, yet similar audiences. Most importantly to you, we support you at every turn!

  • As one of the main economic drivers of our community, everything the Arts Society does is about community partnerships.
  • We have established a "Local First" shopping policy for all our events and programs. Your sponsorship dollars will be returned to you whenever possible.
  • We respect our volunteers. They have opportunities to share their talents, and to learn skills to help them grow.
  • We work with governments at all levels to promote the arts, bringing as much "new money" into Didsbury as possible, doing what we can to lessen the burden on our local business community and to promote Didsbury and Mountain View County.

The Mountain View Arts Society recognizes the significance of hosting art, music, dance, & other similar events in Mountain View County. Our Sponsorship Package provides value to businesses in the region, and beyond.

Our entry in the Big Valley Jamboree's 2012 Small Town Saturday Night Competition

In addition to hosting events, we also participate in: National Canadian Film Day, Alberta Culture Days, Didsbury Elks Parade, Showcase Didsbury, Country Christmas, and anything "artsy" our volunteers lend time to!

Doug Giesbrecht and Rick Astle, aka The Train Guys pose at the Outdoor Garden Train at the Didsbury Museum, a highlight during the Arts Festival and all community events.

Did you know the Mountain View Arts Society was named Didsbury's Not-For-Profit Society of 2015? We were also nominated for the Community Spirit of the Year Award in 2019.

Over 2,000 visitors attend Days of Yore Festival on the long weekend in August, Alberta's Heritage Weekend.
Crowd at Days of Yore
A sample of needlefelting by Chelsea McLaughlin of Pine and Ivy Needlecrafts of Didsbury Alberta.
At the Arts Festival
A display from an artist at the 2021 Art Blast at Buy-Low Foods in Didsbury Alberta.
At Art Blast
The Mountain View Arts Society funded the Sir John Eh travelling tour presentation at Westglen Middle School in 2015.
Sir John Eh at Westglen Middle School
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. Become a Facebook Fan of the Mountain View Arts Society on Facebook. Follow the Mountain View Arts Society and Mountain View Arts Festival on twitter. Visit the Mountain View Arts Society YouTube channel. Visit the Mountain View Arts Society YouTube channel. Please visit these other arts, culture, and heritage websites.