Get set for this year’s cultural Artwalk week

  • Jun. 8, 2011 3:45 p.m.

‘Put yourself in the picture’ by checking out the 24th Red Deer Artwalk Festival which runs June 11-18.

Highlights include ‘Artists-About-Town’ which will feature artists demonstrating their work and inviting passers-by to come out to the festival. Artists-About-Town starts June 11 at the Red Deer Market and continues throughout the following week at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, City Hall Park, Veterans Park and the Recreation Centre.

Organizers say the event’s facebook page will have details regarding the artists and times as they come available.

On June 16, join the Artwalk Amble Gallery Tour. This evening gallery tour takes folks on a guided visit to a number of the City’s art galleries. The tour starts and ends at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) and finishes with a private reception.

A $200 purchase voucher for one of the galleries will also be featured as a door prize.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for those under 13, and may be purchased at the MAG, Sunworks Home & Garden store and Gallery IS.

Bus tour partners are the Harris-Warke Gallery, Gallery IS, MAG and Voyageur Art & Tile.

On June 17th, the fourth annual Friday Night Films will showcase short independent works by students in Red Deer College’s Motion Picture Arts program. This event takes place at Rotary Recreation Park near 47th Ave. and 44th St.

It runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the big tent. There is no charge.

Finally, the grand event, Artwalk Festival day, will be held in the park on June 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy art demonstrations, interactive activities and live music in a beautiful park setting at this free community all-ages event. This year, feature artists Betty Schnell and Deborah Petersen will be painting and making glass beads, respectively. Sasha Grinnell will be helping make masks and Brenda Smith will be creating henna tattoos as well.

Artwalk’s extensive Art Market, where visitors can buy exclusive original art, showcases the work of local and regional artists.

And to top of the festival experience, the stage will be alive with the music of local musicians including Randi Boulton, Donna Durand, The Eclectics, The Neopolitins, Paeton Cameron Band, Lisa Heinrichs and Ross Stafford.


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