Canmore Festival of Art & Creativity

Join us for Alberta Culture Days! Celebrate the Bow Valley's creative spirit with nine days of FREE events and arts programming.

Registration is now open!

Sept. 16 - Sept. 24

Some programs require registration; see details below

artsPlace

Registration is now open!

Scroll down to sign up for individual workshops and performances. A limited number of drop-in spaces will be available; ask our team members about details!

Saturday, September 25

Outdoors - artsPlace Parking Lot

10 a.m. onwards

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Clay Play

Family Friendly

11 - 11:45 a.m.

Register

Creative Fun in the artsPlace HUB Gallery

Fun for Everyone

Drop-in times 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Drop In

Clay Play

Family Friendly

1 - 1:45 p.m.

Register

Indoor Concert

Doors 7 p.m. // Concert 7:30 p.m.

RSVP
Sunday, September 26

Clay Play

Family Friendly

11 - 11:45 a.m.

Register

Creative Fun in the artsPlace HUB Gallery

Fun for Everyone

Drop-in hours 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Drop-In

Clay Play

Family Friendly

1 - 1:45 p.m.

Register

Celebrate Alberta Culture Days with us. Nine days of FREE events and programming!

Enjoy art workshops, artist demonstrations, hands-on activities, films, a community campfire, outdoor markets, and live performances - art and creativity will abound, promising fun for people of all ages to enjoy.

Scroll down for the full schedule of workshops and events!

HIGHLIGHTS

DJ + DANCING + SIGNATURE COCKTAILS TONIGHT! Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m.

We Are Locals Celebration Extravaganza!

Come to connect with your fellow community members and celebrate being a Bow Valley local at this fun party with the artists of the “We Are Locals” exhibition.

This event is FREE. No registration is required. Just come on by!

ARTS, CRAFTS, MUSIC AND FOOD Saturday, Sept. 24 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

artsPlace Community Market Day

A fun filled day of art making, food tasting and cultural festivities you won’t want to miss! Come on by and check out local organizations, businesses and vendors and see if you’ve been missing out on what the Bow Valley has to offer.

PARTICIPATE IN AN ART PROJECT Saturday, Sept. 24 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Interactive Gallery Fun

Drop by the artsPlace HUB gallery and participate in the "We Are Locals" interactive art project!

Get your photo taken in our photobooth or participate in other community-created works of art that will become part of our current gallery exhibition.

Free Performances & Events

Free Workshops

Experience arts and crafts in a friendly, welcoming and interactive atmosphere! Get your hands dirty, discover your creative side and have fun with different workshops and demonstrations. There’s something for everyone!

Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please register in advance to secure your spot. If you cannot attend a workshop you had registered for, please let us know at [email protected] or 403-609-2623.

A limited number of drop-in spaces will be available. If a workshop appears full on the website, you can walk in and ask a team member if there are spaces available.

Friday, September 23

Paper Making Workshop

5:30 - 7 p.m. Register Here!

Try your hand at paper making by choosing which fibers and colours to grind to a pulp as the first step in this hands-on workshop. Beginners welcome!

Spots are limited, please register online.

Instructor: Tessa Mendoza

Transfer Painting Workshop - Ages 13+

7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Register Here!

Using a transfer paper, participants will trace a drawing of a large flower on canvas and learn some expressive painting techniques to paint their unique creation. Beginners welcome!

Spots are limited, please register online.

Instructor: Kristen Pauch-Nolin

Saturday, September 24

Drop-In Clay Play

Session 1: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Session 2: 1 - 4 p.m.

Join in this all-ages, interactive session in our Ceramics Studio, grab some clay and play! With the help of our skilled instructors, you will be able to try the techniques involved in clay hand-building. This hands-on demonstration will get you hooked!

No registration required

Collage Drawing Workshop

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register Here!

Explore your creative side in this drawing based collage workshop, and watch how we debunk the idea that you need to be an expert drawer to be able to create something gorgeous. Beginners welcome!

Spots are limited, please register online.

Instructor: Kristen Pauch-Nolin

Interactive Artist Demonstrations

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join in this collaborative painting project in our gallery space by painting Rocky Mountain wildflowers and furry little critters on our large collaborative canvas with artist Patti Dyment.

1 - 3 p.m.

Observe and participate in this interactive watercolour demonstration while artist Kristen Pauch-Nolin demonstrates different techniques in portrait painting.

Drop-In Doodlebirdies Painting

1 - 3 p.m.

Drop by our visual arts studio to draw and paint illustrated birdies with pencil, sharpie and watercolor in this instructor led activity. Suitable for all ages! Children ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required

Instructor: Patti Dyment

Festival Volunteers Needed!

Join us throughout the festival and help out in a variety of fun & engaging volunteer positions.

Sign Up!

Festival Volunteers Needed!

Join us throughout the festival and help out in a variety of fun & engaging volunteer positions.

Sign Up!

Festival Volunteers Needed!

Join us throughout the festival and help out in a variety of fun & engaging volunteer positions.

Sign Up!

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