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2016 Alberta Culture Days Lineup



Provincial Building

Coffee Kick Off Party

10320 99 Street Main Foyer

Friday: 10am – 11am

Co-hosted by The Centre for Creative Arts, Alberta Culture and local cultural organizations, everyone is welcome to attend this refreshing event. Enjoy coffee and goodies, meet volunteers from local arts and culture groups and find out more about their programs, take in some great art displays and enjoy live music and dance by local performers. An eclectic program showcasing Cultures both traditional and modern featuring performers from the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, the Edge Dance Academy and Grande Prairie Regional College. Pick up your Grande Prairie Alberta Culture Days Guidebooks here and get information on all of the weekend’s exciting events.


Montrose CulturalCentre

Friendship Centre Regalia Fashion Show and Art Showcase

Teresa Sargent Hall

Friday: 6pm – 9pm

Join the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre as they host a fashion show and a mixed media art youth competition in the Teresa Sargent Hall.


Muskoseepi Park


Reel Shorts and PRIMAA Present: Virtual Reality Experience

Friday: 6pm – 8:30pm

Drop in for a Virtual Reality Experience and try out 4 VR headsets with a variety of content as well as a 360 video camera. Edmonton Director Dylan Pearce, who won the Lumiere Award (3D Feature Jury Prize) for the 2015 feature film 40 BELOW AND FALLING, will be in attendance to answer questions about 3D and
VR filmmaking.


Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Opening Reception

Friday: 7pm – 9pm

Join the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie during Alberta Culture Days! Everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception of four exhibitions. This event is free and open to the public.

A Sublime Vernacular: The Landscape Paintings of Levine Flexhaug

  • Organized and toured by the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
  • Curated by Nancy Tousley and Peter White

Edward Bader: Galt Gardens, Contested Grounds

  • Curated by Todd Schaber
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts’

Travelling Exhibition program (TREX)

Marc Courtemanche – Unstylized Artisan: The Crafting of Still Life

Blair Brennan: White Nurse

  • Curated by Todd Schaber
  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts’

Travelling Exhibition program (TREX)


Grant Berg Gallery

Sculpting Demonstrations

Saturday: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Grant Berg will be doing sculpting demonstrations throughout the day. Stop by to view the artist at work and take in impressive art displays.

Book Reading Not in the Pink

Tina Martel

Saturday: 11am – 12pm

Local artist and author
Tina Martel will be reading from her book Not in the Pink. Meet the author and view her latest exhibition Re-construct in the beautiful new Grant Berg Gallery.


Centre for Creative Arts

Free Sewing Lessons

Saturday: 11:30am – 3:30pm

Got the itch to stitch?
Drop into our Sewing Studio anytime during this event to
receive a free 30 minute sewing lesson, create a small
project using our sewing machines and learn some basic skills. Lots of fun for anyone ages 6+ Bring the whole family.


Montrose Cultural Centre

GP Photo Club Meet and Greet

Teresa Sargeant Hall

Saturday: 1pm – 4pm

Are you a shutterbug? Join us for a coffee. Meet members of the Grande Prairie Photography Club, view works by club members, find out about upcoming local photography events and how you can get involved.



Teresa Sargent Hall

Saturday: 1pm – 4pm

Join us as we celebrate all things that make us #AlbertaStrong! We will have displays and performances celebrating Alberta’s culture in the beautiful Teresa Sargent Hall in support of our neighbors in Fort McMurray and in celebrations of our provinces strength and resiliency. Everyone welcome for this family fun event. Hosted
by the Grande Prairie Public Library staff.


Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Sketch Party

Saturday: 1:30pm – 4pm

We’re having a sketch party and you’re invited! This event is for artists and art appreciators of all ages. The Art Gallery is featuring art-making activities inspired by the current exhibitions within some of the exhibition spaces and the Carlstrom Family Green Space interactive gallery. Bring your sketchbook or journal – we provide the art supplies.


Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

In Conversation: Nancy Tousley and Peter White

Saturday: 2:30pm

Co-curators of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s nationally touring exhibition, A Sublime Vernacular: The Landscape Paintings of Levine Flexhaug, will be here to speak about
the life and work of Canadian artist, Levine Flexhaug.
Edward Bader will be leading the discussion as moderator.


Centre for Creative Arts

7th Annual Wearable Art Show

Saturday: 5pm – free showing,

everyone welcome

Saturday: 7pm – ticket
required, includes after party.
Back by popular demand, this high energy event features unique art pieces crafted to be worn on the body. The event will feature a catwalk style showing that incorporates music, lights, performance, and art. 5pm show is free to the public, all ages welcome. The 7pm showing also includes entrance to our after party. Select pieces will remain on display at the Centre for Creative Arts for the duration of the weekend.


Centre For Creative Arts

Five Alarm Photography Competition and Exhibition Reception

Third floor

Sunday: 2pm – 4pm

Join us in celebration of the annual Five Alarm Photo Project, a friendly competition between 5 local photographers who will compete head to head in 5 creative categories, each supported by a team of local talents including models, hair and makeup artists and assistants. Celebrate collaboration, creativity and community. Free and family friendly, join us for refreshments and to meet the artists.


Hip Flick Hoops

Spin Jam

Centre for Creative Arts Front Lawn

Sunday: 2pm – 4pm

Join Hip Flick Hoops at

the Centre of Creative Arts for a Spin Jam using both adult and child hula hoops and other flow toys. While this is not a structured workshop a hoop dance instructor will be on site to share some fun hoop moves. This is a great opportunity to try something new, practice your skills or share your knowledge with others. Hoops and other props will be provided but please feel free to bring your own.


Grande Prairie Live Theatre

PRIMAA Presents: Local Indie Short Films

Sunday: 4pm – 6pm

Join PRIMAA for a screening of local, independent short films. The package may include narrative, documentary and experimental films by local artists, as well as the premiere screening of PRIMAA’s ‘Best. Summer. Ever. Film Challenge’ entries.


Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Reel Shorts Sneak Preview

Sunday: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

On the Move is a package of 5 short films from the US and Europe that feature characters who are on the move, by foot or by virtue of an insect drone’s flight. It includes a documentary and a black comedy from the United States, a thriller and a musical comedy from the UK, and a drama from Norway. Three of the films are award-winning including FlySpy which is a hybrid of traditional film and virtual reality. It has two different versions: one for a traditional screen shown as part of this package and one for VR headsets. Rated 14+ (Coarse Language, Sexual Content), this package is not appropriate for children.


Camping with Ada

14+ (Sexual Content)

Norway, 2016, 15 minutes

(English/Norwegian/Romanian with English subtitles)

Director Ina Lerner Grevstad

While staying with her aunt at a Norwegian campground, a Romanian teen fantasizes about having a carefree summer with her new friend, but expectations are pushing her into the same line of work as her aunt. Won Best International Short under 15 minutes at the 2016 Festival Internazionale Milano.



14+ (Coarse Language)

UK, 2016, 21 minutes


Daniel M. Smith

A genius deviant uses a wirelessly controlled robotic fly with a camera in its head to spy on his ex-girlfriend. Won Best Dramatic Short Film at the 2016 Arizona International Film Festival among other awards. FlySpy is a hybrid of traditional film and virtual reality with two different versions: one for a traditional screen and one for VR headsets.


In Pursuit
14+ (Coarse Language)

USA, 2015, 21 minutes

Co-Writer/Director Kevin Mead

With their car filled with all of their belongings, a young couple arrives in Los Angeles late at night after a cross-country road trip only to have their car commandeered in a police chase. Now they must find the cop who took their car and recover the stuff from their old life … or start a new life with nothing but each other.


The Snake Queue Girl

10+ (Coarse Language,
Sexual Content)

UK, 2016, 4 minutes

Producer/Director Mat Laroche

A musical love story set in a
queue at airport immigration.


Phil’s Camino
10+ (Mature Subject Matter)USA, 2016, 28 minutes
Directors Annie O’Neil &
Jessica Lewis

This inspiring documentary follows the journey of a Stage 4 cancer patient who dreams of walking the 500-mile Camino de Santiago across Spain. Told by his doctors that he can’t make the trip, he does the next best thing. He creates his own camino behind his house. Won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Palm Springs International ShortFest among other awards.


Centre For Creative Arts

Loise Webber

Portraits of Diversity

Group Exhibition

Birds of a Feather

5 Alarm Photography

Select Wearable Art Pieces


Grant Berg Gallery

Tina Martel


The Grant Berg Gallery has 40 artists on display. Artwork is all original. Painting, sculpture, pottery, photography and jewelry. Enjoy a special exhibition “Re-construct” featuring local artist Tina Martel.


Centre 2000 Heritage Discovery Centre

Grande Prairie

Photography Club

View work on display by members of the Grande Prairie Photography Club featuring a variety of subjects and styles showcasing their diverse talents. A picture says a thousand words.


Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Edward Bader

Galt Gardens,
Contested Grounds

Levine Flexhaug

A Sublime Vernacular:
The Landscape Paintings of Levine Flexhaug

Marc Courtemanche

Unstylized Artisan

The Crafting of Still Life

Blair Brennan

White Nurse


Pick up a special Passport at the GP Museum to take to all four of our facilities to collect stamps and redeem for a prize once completed! While you’re visiting, check out the special activities in store for you:

Forbes Homestead and Pioneer Hospital

Open for the weekend between 1pm-5pm! For further info contact the GP Museum at 780.830.7090

Grande Prairie Museum

Check out the special Culture Days themes including our new train exhibit – coinciding with the 100th Anniversary of the arrival of the train to Grande Prairie.

On Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1, we will be hosting the Kids Place and the Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers who will be conducting FREE Culture Days Crafts for everybody! Check out our Facebook page for times and additional info!

Centre 2000 Heritage Discovery Centre

Complete or start part of the Culture Days Scavenger Hunt at our Heritage Discovery Centre. Don’t forget to get your passport stamp!

Montrose Cultural Centre

There’s lots happening throughout the Montrose Cultural Centre all weekend long, be sure to stop by Esquires Coffeehouse to get your Passport Stamp!







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