Art is a leisure activity many of us left behind in high school and now we are left admiring the talents of others and wishing we could duplicate their work.
Chestermere Arts Days, Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 brings you the chance to become an artist again while being inspired by the work of very talented individuals. In celebration of Alberta Culture Days, Chestermere joins other communities throughout the province to promote art and culture in its various forms.
Starting off with a Friday evening Wine and Cheese social, you’ll be able to spend an evening surrounded by art, in an atmosphere of Olde Montreal with an art market, refreshments, and silent auction. Proceeds will go to support our local United Way Partnership and the organizations that they support here in Chestermere. Bring your friends for a fun night out, close to home. Tickets for ‘Art de la Rue’ are available at Mo’s Liquor Store and Town Hall for $30 per person, $50 for a couple and $250 for groups of 10.
Open to the public on Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm, the Art Market. The Main Hall at the Rec Center will be transformed into a creative venue to showcase creative talents. This is a chance to purchase unique art, if you wish, and to see what our artists have created in their home studios. Enjoy some refreshments while being entertained by musical performers in our indoor ‘bistro’.
A variety of FREE workshops are scheduled for Saturday in the Chestermere Recreation Center. This is your chance to experiment with different styles of art – from acrylic paints to pen and paper. There are workshops for young and not-so-young individuals with no previous experience required. Just check it out and join individuals such as yourself, and you will come away with a new piece of art that you’ve created, and maybe the start of a new hobby, as well. Supplies and instruction free of charge but register at Town Hall, Community Services, (403) 207-7060 to reserve a spot.
“Alberta Culture Days is a celebration of Albertan’s creativity and spirit,” said Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Alberta Culture. “The many events and activities planned in Chestermere promise to showcase the culture, art and talents that make this community such a great place to live and visit. The Government of Alberta is proud to support your celebrations.”
The library will be the home of a Reader’s Theatre workshop on Saturday where you can learn to enhance your storytelling skills! Every parent and grandparent will want to learn these techniques for adding interest to your family reading time. Have a dramatic pre-teen in your home? Let them put their skills to work! The library is also hosting several local ‘celebrity’ readers. Children will be entertained by the invited guests, scheduled to share their favorite stories on Saturday afternoon.
There is something for everyone so add Chestermere Arts Days to your schedule for September 27 and 28th. For further details and schedules, see our website at www.chestermere.ca/events or call (403) 207-7060 for more information. Look for us at Country Fair to sign up for the free workshops!
This event is made possible through the generous contributions of the Chestermere Agriculture Society, Alberta Culture Days, The Anchor Weekly, the Government of Alberta, and the Town of Chestermere.