Friday, 30 September 2011

Wood Buffalo Arts Days 2011

September 30 – October 2, 2011

Wood Buffalo is celebrating our local arts and culture in a weekend filled with visual, performing, literary and cultural events and programs during this province-wide arts celebration.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Launch of Frames & More Public Art Wall
12:00pm – 8:00pm at Frames & More, B3 100115 Centennial Drive. The public is invited to participate in creating an ever-evolving space for artistic expression. For more information contact 780.790.1777

Alberta Arts Days at the Fort McMurray Library
1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Fort McMurray Public Library. Free Art Classes for children aged 5-12 years. For more information, visit

Saturday, October 1, 2011

'Beauty of the North'
10:00am – 5:00pm at MacDonald Island Park. View the creation of 6 collective murals by local students and artists that reflect the natural beauty of the Wood Buffalo region. For more information, please contact

Alberta Arts Days at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre
10:00am – 4:00pm at the Oil Sands Discovery Centre. This celebration features: art exhibits, visual arts, performing arts and hands-on arts and crafts. Come and collaborate with local artists to create a one-of-a-kind community-inspired work of art. For more information, visit

Public viewing/participation of 'Peace' Mural
1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Canadian Mental Health Association (downstairs from Campbell’s Music). View and add to the mural created by clients of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Refreshments are provided. For more information, contact 780.792.6805

NorthWord Poetry Party/Silent Auction and Issue#5 Launch
10:00am – 2:00pm at the Fort McMurray Public Library
There will be participatory activities for youth and adults, such as ransom-note poetry, haiku writing and live readings, and the new issue of NorthWord will be on sale. For more information, contact 780.791.8971

Keyano Theatre presents Home Grown Performances
7:00pm “Rubbish” and 8:30pm “Lily Hall and David Fizzard” at the Keyano Recital Theatre. Keyano Theater and Arts Centre is presenting two unique shows consisting of local performing talent featured at the 2011 interPLAY Festival. Visit for more information

Fusion Dance Performance - '
East Meets West'
6:00pm – 9:30pm at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts. Experience individual and fusion performances from Eastern and Western dance artists, along with poetry and a demonstration of an Eastern drum called the “tabla”. Hosted by the South Asian Arts and Cultural Association of Alberta. For more information, contact 780.880.5265

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Community Canvas
9:00am – 5:00pm at MacDonald Island Park. View art demonstrations and participate in a community canvas that will feature a “kids forever” theme and will be donated to Kids Forever. Enjoy performances by local musicians and participate in “take-home” art projects. For more information, contact:

Community Arts Festival
2:00pm – 4:00pm at MacDonald Island Park Community Art Gallery. Enjoy free art lessons, artist demonstrations, mimes, music, snacks and more. For more information, please contact

Full Moon Café presents Wood Buffalo Arts Days Showcase
7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts. Experience highlights of the various events presented during Wood Buffalo Arts Days and enjoy an entertaining evening featuring acoustic music, visual and performing art displays and spoken word. For more information, contact: 780.791.5355

For a schedule of local events taking place during Alberta Arts Days 2011, please visit:
and click on the “Alberta Arts Days” link found in the left column

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