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MOUNTAIN VIEW
ARTS SOCIETY Didsbury's Not For Profit Society of 2015!
Visit the homepage of the Mountain View Arts Society, the organization hosting the Art Show & Sale at the Didsbury Art, Travel and Trade Expo, the Mountain View Rocks rock concert, and the Mountain View Arts Festival.
HOME
The Mountain View Arts Society is a group of volunteers in Didsbury and the surrounding region who support the arts, whether by hosting events or facilitating in the promotion of artists, musicans, writers, and dancers in Mountain View County.
ABOUT US
Contact any member of the Board of Directors if you would like to volunteer with the Society, or participate in one of our events.
CONTACT US
We invite you to buy a membership in the Society and help us promote arts, culture and heritage in Didsbury, Olds, Sundre, Carstairs, and Cremona Alberta, and their surrounding communities.
MEMBERSHIP
Coming Events include the Art Show & Sale held during the Didsbury Trade Show in April and the Mountain View Arts Festival in September. Tell us your event and we'll help promote it too.
COMING EVENTS
Website Links and Resources for those involved in the arts in Alberta.
LINKS
The Mountain View Arts Society promotes and encourages a variety of artistic
opportunities and events for the enrichment and enjoyment of the general public.
NEXT EVENT: "A BRUSH WITH ART"
Art Show & Sale
APRIL 7 & 8, 2018 in DIDSBURY
2017 EVENTS
Art Show

ART SHOW & SALE - April 8 & 9

Held during the 32nd Annual Didsbury Art Travel & Trade Expo, "A Brush With Art" features visual artists and artisans from Mountain View County and the surrounding area. Watch artists at work in our Artists' Window, and vote for your People's Choice!

Days of Yore

DAYS OF YORE - August 5 & 6

Celebrate Alberta's Heritage Weekend in Didsbury with the Sons of Fenrir Vikings, Dragons Own Medieval Combat Group, WWII First Special Service Force Re-enactment Group, The Cannoneers, 78th Fraser Highlanders Group, Victorian Society of Alberta, Edmonton House Brigade, and Yankee Valley Yankees!

Arts Festival

ARTS FESTIVAL - September 9 & 10

The traditional Mountain View Arts Festival you have come to know and love, will have a few changes in 2017 as we increase our music component. Plus artists & artisans, interactive crafts, heritage activities, literary arts, quilt show, and a celebration of Canada's 150th birthday!

LEARN MORE HERE ... LEARN MORE HERE ... LEARN MORE HERE ...
Click here to see photos from the 2017 Days of Yore. YOU LOOKED AWESOME
AT DAYS OF YORE!

SEE OUR PICTURES HERE

Better yet! Check out the Days of Yore photos at www.photobycarlavictor.com!

Go to "Your Photos" and use the password "Yore on"!
Own your high resolution portraits for $20! (PayPal)
50% of all proceeds go to Mountain View Arts Society. So buy, buy, buy!

Alberta Culture Days returns to Didsbury!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th
11 am to 4 pm - DIDSBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Alberta Culture Days returns to Didsbury!
"Indigenous Day of the Arts"

We are proud to have been selected as a Pop-Up Celebration Site for Alberta Culture Days, returning to where we started, back in 2011 at Alberta Arts Days.

This year we are excited to host an "Indigenous Day of the Arts" on Saturday, September 30th. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding achievements of First Nations and Mètis.

Special Features: Mètis dancers in full dress, Mètis fiddler, Hand drummers, First Nations dancers, Tipi exhibit, Aboriginal Artists and Artisans, Storytellers, and great food courtesy of Reminisce Restaurant. Hope to see you there!

We are now looking for Indigenous artisan and crafters for the Artisan Village.
Please contact Delree Dumont if interested at 403-771-2194.
Terms & Conditions | Application Form | Stage Performance Schedule
We are so excited about our upcoming Indigenous Day of the Arts during Alberta Culture Days in Didsbury. Please share this with your friends, and plan to come learn about the traditions that make our Indigenous friends such proud and strong nations.

Special Guests: Opening Prayer by Elder John Sinclair; Welcome by Didsbury Mayor, Rick Mousseau; Skip Wolfleg, Hammer Hill Drum group; Delree Dumont, Women's Traditional Dancer and other First Nations dancers; Mètis fiddle players and dancers; Ryan Jason Allen Willert, Storyteller; Tipi exhibit with storyteller Milton Born with a Tooth. Please check back for a list of our Artisan Village artists.

2017 - We've Got a Great Lineup Planned!
Our volunteers are putting together a great lineup of "artsy events" for 2017. If you have any ideas for any of our events, or would like to volunteer an hour or two, please drop us an e-mail and let us know. We'd love to hear from you!

Promoting All Arts Year-Round!
Click here to see all arts, culture and heritage events in Mountain View County, and the communities between Red Deer and Calgary.In addition to hosting these events, having a float in the Didsbury Elks & Royal Purple Parade in August, and a booth at Showcase Didsbury in September, we will continue our promotion of other art events, doing everything we can to let people know about arts & cultural events in Didsbury and Mountain View County, (and our nearby neighbours in surrounding communities). This will help get the word out for local area painters, high school drama productions, band concerts, art galleries, museum exhibits, library programs ... everybody who's doing anything that has to do with the arts!

Click here to send us your arts, culture, or heritage events. We'll be happy to add you to our Arts Calendar Family.

Photos from our 2015 Arts Festival.

2017 Sponsorship Packages
We give businesses the opportunity to receive coverage all year long, and to different, yet similar audiences ... at the Art Show & Sale, the Days of Yore Heritage Festival weekend, at the Arts Festival, on our Parade Float, and at Showcase Didsbury!

Become a Champion for Arts, Culture, & Heritage, while investing in your community!

We are also very proud to be a Partner with Alberta's Promise, an organization that puts partners together to create opportunities for children and youth to reach their full potential. We promote youth programs through the arts, and culture & heritage.

Please feel free to contact us if you would be interested in becoming a champion for arts, culture, and heritage while investing in our community.

THANKS TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS FOR 2017
Visit Didsbury Value Drug Mart in downtown Didsbury.
Didsbury
Value Drug Mart
Shop at AG Foods in downtown Didsbury.
Didsbury AG Foods
Shop at Zion Thrift Store in downtown Didsbury.
Zion Thrift Store
Please consider these businesses when making your purchasing decisions.

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WE ACCEPT MEMBERSHIPS YEAR ROUND
Next Board Meeting - October 25
Next Festival Meeting - Nov/Dec TBA

LIKE US, FOLLOW US
Become a Facebook Fan of the Mountain View Arts Society on Facebook. Follow the Mountain View Arts Society and Mountain View Arts Festival on twitter. Visit the Mountain View Arts Society YouTube channel.

THANKS TO OUR 2016 FUNDING SUPPORTERS

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present.   Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor.
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts provides support to arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta's economy.

AND OUR 2017 SPONSORS
This list will be added to as more businesses & organizations join in.

Gold Didsbury Value Drug Mart
Didsbury AG Foods
Zion Thrift Store
Bronze Mountain View Credit Union
Copper Front Porch Realty
Unique Stained Glass Works
Delree's Native Art Gallery
Windsor Graphics
Bethany Didsbury
Friend Top Note Music School

2017 Sponsorship Package
The Mountain View Arts Festival committee recognizes the significance of hosting our special events in Didsbury. We would be remiss if we didn't give our business community an opportunity to capitalize on the number of people attending the Days of Yore and the Mountain View Arts Festival. Our Sponsorship Package provides value to businesses in the region, and beyond.

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Supporting arts, culture & heritage in Carstairs, Cremona, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre and the surrounding Central Alberta communities between Red Deer and Calgary.
Logo designed by Lyle Schulz. Venues sponsored by the Town of Didsbury. Stay overnight at the Rosebud Valley Campground at the east entrance to Didsbury. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts provides support to arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta's economy. The Mountain View Arts Society is proud to be a Partner with Alberta's Promise.
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