Alberta Culture Days

 1 – High River Centennial Library, 909 1 St SW, 403-652-2917

The month of September the Library Art Gallery will be showcasing work made by local artists. Drop in to get a teaser on what is to come.
Photographer at the Library. Local, amateur photographer, Erika Brown, will be roaming the site taking pictures of all the activities.



Banner Walk

Learn about the art on the banners, along with the artist who created the original pieces. Books, including all banner submissions, will be available for purchase at the Library. All proceeds go to the Banner Project.

Wed     Sept 14                   6:30PM                   $5

Sat       Sept 24                    10:00AM                  $5

Thur     Sept 29                    6:30PM                    $5

 Venues for Culture Days. New ones may be signing up still so get ready for a fun weekend exploring your town and meeting the artists.

1 High River Library
909 1 Street S.W.
The High River Library will be hosting artists, writers, poets,
actors and musicians. Join us for many free events.
Photographer at the Library - Erika Brown - local amateur
photographer who loves to take pictures during her spare time.
Friday, September 30
Prairie Tales Movie - Showing at 1 and 4 p.m. Feature-length movie
comprised of short films and videos made by Albertan artists.
Creative Imagination Evening - 7:30 p.m., tickets are $50. With
the help from local artists, participants get to make 3 or 4 projects to
take home. Paint a picture, dye a handkerchief, make a mixed media
picture or create earrings. Ticket includes refreshments.
Saturday, October 1
Valerie McLenahan – Watercolour and acrylic original paintings, prints,
cards and conversation in the language of art; Sandy Heavens – “Art
is where old meets new, friends helping friends”; Dianne Put – Mixed
media artist who will get you involved in learning how to make an art
journaling page. Joyce Brown – Local fibre artist working with thread,
fabric and all sorts of embellishments to create art work in a 3-D way;
Laurel Boyle - Glass bead-maker, jewelry designer and instructor.
IRERI Art Culture and Recreation - The Mexican Counselling
Association will be coming to perform Mexican Dancing at 11 a.m.
Mark McLenahan, 1 p.m. – Brilliant fingerstyle guitarist performing
acoustic blues and folk music; Get Reel, 2 p.m. - An eclectic mix of
music from classical to folk to the old standbys. This maritime music
will have your toes tapping.
Windmill Theatre Players present a short play, “In The Club”. Three
generations. Three points of view about the option to join the club. - Celia Penman, Anthea Naylor, Leah
Grafton, Julia Newton, Laura Snell, 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3 pm.
Writers and Poets:
Linda Rakos – Local author will be signing her new book “Beyond
the Journey.”; Carol MacMillan will be teaching a workshop on
writing fiction from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2 Big Sky Picture Framing
413 1 Street S.W. |
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dianne M. Riva Cambrin is a glass artist who works with
both Stained and Fused Glass. Specializing in original one-of-a-kind
Stained/Fused Glass Art Pieces. Cathie Johnson, Art to Abstraction,
features vivid, abstract watercolours on both traditional watercolour
and on Yupo paper.

3 Art and Soul Studio/Gallery
120 6 Avenue S.W. |
Annie Froese, Tyrrell Clarke, Don Hamm, Larissa
McLean, Terry Smiley, Brian Clute, Judi Kemp,
High River United Calligraphers
Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. (Annie Froese)
Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.
Art and Soul Gallery will feature new work by gallery artists as
well as work by some visiting artists. There will also be demos
occurring throughout the weekend. A “make and take” table
will be set up for visitors to create an Artist Trading Card using
a variety of mediums. If you have any questions, please contact
Annie Froese at

4 Art Effects
#1 – 938 Centre Street S.E. |
Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Art Effects is pleased to welcome Karon Argue, Author/
Illustrator from 2 to 4 p.m. each day for a reading and signing of
her book “The Smooch.”
Also, take part in the Smooch Colouring Contest for Kids with
prizes for all entries! Colouring page available in store or downloaded
at (and registration/contest details). All entries must
be received by 5 p.m. on September 30. Judging and prizes awarded
on October 1 at 4 p.m.

5 Aquila studio
131 2 Avenue S.E. | | Larissa MacLean
Saturday & Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free printmaking demos. Take part in further understanding
printmaking mediums in a working artists studio. You can create a
collagraph, try your hand at lino-cut, or a mono-print. Techniques
will be shown in hourly intervals at 12, 1, 2 or 3 p.m. This is a child
friendly studio with Larissa’s great grandmother’s 1905 house in front
and studio in the back! Enjoy the nicely landscaped yard and grounds
while learning new art techniques.

6 1906 Restaurant
134 Macleod Trail S.W. |
Christi Tims (visual artist) and a live band hosting a jam
Saturday, 1 p.m. (music at 3 p.m.)
There will be an outdoor art display by Christi Tims Art (or indoor
if weather dictates), along with a live band and music jam inside
the restaurant. Great food, drink, art and music! Art will include
paintings and hand-painted wine glasses and mugs.

7 Wales Theatre
421 1 Street S.W. |
Community Members, author Dave Poulsen
Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
(Spelling Bee starts at 1:30 p.m.)
The Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee is the hottest competition in the
Foothills. This hilarious, action packed event has teams of 3 adults
competing in a battle for bragging rights to spelling supremacy.
Dave Poulsen, author, rodeo announcer and retired clown has
graciously agreed to be the Honorary Chair and will have his books
on sale in support of literacy.
Community members will be able to participate in an art activity
from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. outside the theatre and then come in and
enjoy the fun at the Bee.

8 Pike Studios
70 9 Avenue S.E. |
Bob and Connie Pike, Shon Schlosser, Krystyna Laycraft
Friday, 12 to 4 p.m. | Saturday, 10 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.
An opportunity to see a working pottery studio, Connie will
be demonstrating on the potters wheel or hand building in her
studio. Bob will explain how he develops his art with metal and
concrete. Shon will have a display of her jewelry and will offer a
hands on demonstration. Krystyna will have a selection of her
paintings and chalk pastels.
Connie and Krystyna recently did a collaborative show
combining their work. Come visit our gallery full of Connie’s
functional and one of a kind pottery, and Bob’s sculptural metal
boxes. Coffee and cookies will be served.

9 Museum of the Highwood
406 1 Street S.W. |
Crocus Country Fibre Arts Guild
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Crocus Country Fibre Arts Guild return for a day of fine
spinning and weaving along with an exhibit of work and wool.

10 Art @ Aswan Studio
and Garden Gallery
808 High Country Bay N.W. |
Anneke Swanepoel , Anna Swanepoel
Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Art @ Aswan specializes in Teaching Fine Art in All Mediums. We
have a Garden Gallery on the Highwood Happy Trails and a Home
Based Studio. Everyone is welcome. Looking forward to you visiting
us. This Studio and Gallery is children friendly, and there will be a lot
for youth to do! Keep your eyes on our website and Facebook for fun
games and free art workshops!

11 Culture Centre
251 9 Avenue S.W. | G’Art and FCIS
Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. Browse G’Art’s one-of-a kind
garden art made by upcycling crystal, glass and ceramic
dishes, plates, teapots and other bits and bobs. FCIS will
showcase the talents of newcomers to Canada in song and dance.

12 KC Jones studio
17 Tongue Road S.W. | KC Jones
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10 to 4 p.m.
KC is a weaver and painter. Please drop by and see her
work. There will be weaving demonstrations, paintings and woven
articles on display and for sale.

13 Laurel Boyle Jewelry, Bead Studio
1603 Montgomery Way S.E. | Laurel Boyle
Friday and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m.
Visit our beautiful home studio - full of hand-made glass
beads and jewelry - and learn how beading patterns are designed and illustrated, and how glass beads are made.