Lethbridge Arts Days begins today

My secret source from the Allied Arts Council writes:

From Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2, downtown Lethbridge will be alive with the arts!  Lethbridge Arts Days 2011 is one of many events occurring throughout the province during Alberta Arts Days 2011.  The event is being coordinated by the Allied Arts Council in partnership with over 150 arts organizations and artists showcasing a diverse cross section of what Lethbridge’s artists have to offer including music, dance, photography, sculpture painting, performance art, and much more including live demonstrations.

The 8th annual ArtWalk runs Friday and Saturday from 10:00am- 5:00pm.  Everyone is invited to join other Art-Walkers for this laid back, self-guided tour of art in downtown Lethbridge.  Downtown businesses and galleries will open their doors to host an eclectic mix of art displays and demonstrations.  Running concurrently with ArtWalk, an Artisan Market will be running at The Gate.

On Friday at 10:00am, the latest addition to the City of Lethbridge Public Art Collection will be unveiled at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.  On Saturday morning from 10 – 11:30am, a public art tour begins at City hall and winds through downtown highlighting several public art pieces in downtown Lethbridge.  ArtsFest, a showcase of local performing artists runs Friday & Saturday night in Galt Gardens starting at 5:00pm.  Local musicians, dancers and performers will delight crowds until 10:00pm.  Food and beverage vendors as well as a beer garden will be on site.

From 1:00 – 5:00pm on Sunday, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery presents SAAG Family Fun Day – a carnival of entertainment, with street performers roaming the gallery and Galt Gardens, drop-in family art activities in the TD Creativity Center and Loose Moose Theatre Company presenting their fast paced Impro Show.

All events are open to the public.   Arts Days programs outlining detailed event information are available at the Allied Arts Council office, Bowman Arts Centre, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Galt Museum and many other participating venues.  The program is also online at www.artsdayslethbridge.org.  Join the facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArtsDaysLeth) for all the latest updates and information.

  • Fool Twit

    If you’ve never checked out the studios at the old Firehall now is your chance. Don’t miss a truly eye popping experience. The artists there give a fantstic tour.