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2017 Alberta Culture Days Lineup

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30 and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

 

Friday September 29th :

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 artists, 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, local music and dance performances by students from the Academy Grande Prairie.

Heritage Discovery Centre
Letterboxing
11330 106 Street
Lower Level Centre 2000
Friday 9am – 4pm
Come down to the Heritage Discovery Centre and try the Letterboxing Program, a twist on the increasingly popular Geocaching; the ultimate scavenger hunt. Follow clues around the museum to find hidden letterboxes and get your weekend passport stamped by one of our friendly Guest Services staff.

Montrose Cultural Centre
School of Fish
Community Art Installation
Rotary Community Room
Friday 11am – 9pm
Individuals, families, and people of all ages are invited to paint a fish cut-out as part of a unique and fun community art project.

Mamawe Concourse Grand Opening
Mamawe Concourse
Friday 11:30am – 1:30pm
Mamawe Concourse is a gathering place to celebrate our community’s rich and diverse cultures. Join us for an official opening ceremony, performances, and community BBQ.

Montrose Cultural Centre
Vermicomposting Workshop
Mamawe Concourse
Friday 1:30pm
The City of Grande Prairie’s Environmental Stewardship Department hosts their first outdoor Vermicomposting workshop on the newly opened Mamawe Concourse and future home of the Community Garden. Participants receive instruction and all the supplies needed to create their own vermicomposting bin. A worm habitat that helps decompose household biodegradable goods.
Registration is required as space is limited. For more information or to register call 780-538-0415.

Revolution Place
Community Trade Fair
Bowes Family Gardens
Friday 2pm – 7pm
The Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau presents the Community Trade Fair, sponsored by Revolution Place. This free event allows the people of Grande Prairie and area the chance to learn about the non-profit and charity organizations in our area and the services they provide. They will also have the chance to learn how to become a volunteer and how to become more involved in the community.

Grande Prairie Museum
Multi-Cultural Crafts
Muskoseepi Park
Friday 2:30pm – 5:30pm
In partnership with the Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers, the Grande Prairie Museum hosts unique multi-cultural crafts for children of all ages. Get your weekend passport stamped by one of our friendly Guest Services staff.

Montrose Cultural Centre
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre Artist Showcase
Teresa Sargent Hall
Friday 6pm – 9pm
This evening showcase highlights local Indigenous Artists and the impact of missing and murdered Indigenous Women while bringing awareness to the upcoming Walking with Our Sisters event held in June of 2018 at the Montrose Cultural Centre. Visitors are welcome to vote on art displays and enjoy an evening of performances by local Indigenous Artists.

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
Lyndal Osborne:
Metaphor For Evolution Opening Reception
Friday 7pm – 9pm
Osborne’s installation work speaks of the forces of transformation within nature, as well as commenting upon pressing issues relating to the environment. In her work, Osborne has focused on an examination of the issues of genetically modified organisms and more recently on the crisis in the global oceans.

 

 

Saturday September 30th :

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.

Grande Prairie Public Library
Libricon Lead-Up:
Painting Ganon’s Castle
Saturday 10:30am – 12pm
From the earliest moments in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it appeared in the distance: a proud castle engulfed in a barely-contained evil presence. Can you capture its majesty and menace in paint form?
Ages: 10+
Max: 15 Hyrulian artists

Revolution Place
Community Trade Fair
Bowes Family Gardens
Saturday 11am – 5pm
The Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau presents the Community Trade Fair, sponsored by Revolution Place. This free event allows the people of Grande Prairie and area the chance to learn about the non-profit and charity organizations in our area and the services they provide. They will also have the chance to learn how to become a volunteer and how to become more involved in the community.

Centre for Creative Arts
Artists North Pop-up Show
North lawn, tent
Saturday 11am – 4pm
This fish print show will be a swimming good time.

Centre for Creative Arts
Free Sewing Lessons
Saturday 11:30am – 1:30pm
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.

Heritage Discovery Centre
Letterboxing
Saturday 12pm – 4pm
Come down to the Heritage Discovery Centre and try the Letterboxing Program, a twist on the increasingly popular Geocaching; the ultimate scavenger hunt. Follow clues around the museum to find hidden letterboxes and get your weekend passport stamped by one of our friendly Guest Services staff.

Montrose Cultural Centre
Orange Shirt Day
Mamawe Concourse
Saturday 1pm – 5pm
The City of Grande Prairie in partnership with the Grande Prairie Circle of Services (GPACOS) is pleased to present Orange Shirt Day 2017. This event takes place annually to continue the dialogue on the effects of the residential school system, particularly children’s loss of culture and sense of belonging. Orange Shirt Day invites all families to participate in an afternoon of traditional cultural teachings and sharing, Children’s crafts, bannock making, and more.

Montrose Cultural Centre
Alberta Culture Days Tradeshow
Teresa Sargent Hall
Saturday 1pm – 4pm
The annual Alberta Culture Days Tradeshow, hosted by the Grande Prairie Public Library, highlights the diverse talents, cultures, and skills found here in our community. The show includes performances, demonstrations, and tradeshow style booths aimed at raising awareness, entertaining and engaging the residents of Grande Prairie in the diverse arts and cultures found here.

Montrose Cultural Centre
Art Demos
Rotary Community Room
Saturday 1pm – 4pm
Meet and greet local Peace Region artists and watch their art making process first hand. Artists will be demonstrating a variety of mediums including pyrography (wood burning), airbrushing, painting, and more. Spectators are welcome to ask questions about techniques, how they became artists and get inspired to try something new!

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
Grounded Reach Printmaking Party
Saturday 1:30pm – 3:30pm
We are having a Printmaking Party and you’re invited! This event is for artists and art appreciators of all ages. Join visual artist and printmaker Mary Parslow in her exhibition entitled The Printed Song and learn how to create your own sculptural print! All materials are provided.

Centre for Creative Arts
8th Annual Wearable Art Show
Saturday: 5pm – free showing,
everyone welcome
Saturday: 7pm – tickets $30 includes after party, purchase in advance at the Centre for Creative Arts
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. The 5pm show is free to the public and all ages are welcome. Select pieces will remain on display at the Centre for Creative Arts for the duration of the weekend.

Montrose Cultural Centre
Kickin’ it Country
Teresa Sargent Hall
Saturday 7pm – 10pm
The Peace Country Western Dance Club starts the evening out with a dance lesson for beginners, in a fun, social atmosphere. Following the lesson, the floor is open to dance along to popular country tunes or kick back and experience the country connection with friends and family. All ages welcome and guests can participate individually or with a dance partner.

 

 

 

Sunday, October 1st :

Eastlink Centre
Outdoor Yoga
Community Knowledge Campus
Sunday 9am
Head over to the Eastlink Centre for a free morning yoga class to celebrate healthy and active Albertans. Class is in the Finning Fitness Studio and guests are asked to bring their own mat.

Heritage Discovery Centre
Letterboxing
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Come down to the Heritage Discovery Centre and try the Letterboxing Program, a twist on the increasingly popular Geocaching; the ultimate scavenger hunt. Follow clues around the museum to find hidden letterboxes and get your weekend passport stamped by one of our friendly Guest Services staff.

Montrose Cultural Centre
Handmade Marketplace Mini Pop-Up Market
Teresa Sargent Hall
Sunday 12pm – 4pm
Stop by The Handmade Marketplace and see what our Peace Country artisans have in store! They are proud to host 100% handmade events and support the local art and culture scene. Join in on a free workshop and pick up a gift for yourself or others.

Montrose Cultural Centre
Textiles Program
Rotary Community Room
Sunday 1pm – 4pm
Learn about traditional textile techniques in this interactive program. Watch a professional weaver demonstrate their craft onsite while weaving your own pot holder with a loom. Try French knitting to create your very own bracelet out of yarn or try needle felting a unique design.

Centre for Creative Arts
Five Alarm Photography Competition and Exhibition
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 meet the artists.

Centre for Creative Arts
Hula Hoop Circus
Front Lawn
Sunday 2pm – 4pm
Join Hula Hoop Circus outside at the Centre for 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. If weather is poor this event will be moved indoors to the Centre for Creative Arts dance studio.

Grande Prairie Live Theatre
Reel Shorts Movie Series
Sunday 2:30pm – 4:20pm
Join the folks from the Reel Shorts Film Festival as they screen the first of the 2017-18 feature films in the Reel Shorts Movie Series – an award-winning Canadian documentary called Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World. This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history features some of the greatest music stars of our time and exposes a critical missing chapter that reveals how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. Go to reelshorts.ca for more info and to watch the trailer.

Grande Prairie Museum
Multi-Cultural Crafts
Muskoseepi Park
Sunday 2:30pm – 5:30pm
In partnership with the Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers, the Grande Prairie Museum hosts unique multi-cultural crafts for children of all ages and get your weekend passport stamped by one of our friendly Guest Services staff.

On Display all weekend:

The Centre for Creative Arts:
“5 Alarm Photography” Group Exhibition
“Select Wearable Art Pieces” Group Exhibition
“Tammy Baduk: Solice”
“Home and Native Land” Peace River Chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Sunday 12pm- 4pm

The Grant Berg Gallery:
“Suzanne Sandboe”
Friday 10am-5:30pm
Saturday 10am-5:30pm

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie:
“Robert Gust 2017: His Srt/ His Legacy”
July 10, 2017 – October 1, 2017
Kit Fast and Mary Mottishaw: convergence – two artists consider their landscape”
September 8, 2017 – January 7, 2018
“Mary Parslow: The Printed Song”
September 8, 2017 – January 7, 2018

“Ken Lumbis: Painted with Fire”
August 16 – October 1, 2017
“Lyndal Osborne: Metaphor for Evolution”
September 29 – December 17, 2017

Grande Prairie Public Library:
“Grande Prairie Photoclub Art Display”

Rev. Forbes Homestead
10424 96 St.
Open 1 pm – 5 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Alberta Culture Days
FREE

Scavenger Hunts:
Grande Prairie Museum
Heritage Discovery Centre
Grande Prairie Public Library
Passport Stamp / Draw Locations:
 Grande Prairie Museum
 Heritage Discovery Centre
 Rev Forbes Homestead
 Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
 Grande Prairie Public Library
 Provincial Building
 Teresa Sargent Hall
 Centre for Creative Arts
 Grande Prairie Live Theatre


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