StArts Fest 2017 Schedule

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Keys for the City    Various locations
Take a turn playing the pianos embellished by local artists at the following locations:

Thursday, September 28, 2017

7 – 8:30 PM   Indigenous Movie Night      St. Albert Public Library
Hosted by the St. Albert Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence, Richard Van Camp, this is a rare opportunity to see the work of some of Canada’s best Indigenous filmmakers. For teens and adults.  

Friday, September 29, 2017

7 – 8:30 PM      Amplify Anthology Launch    St. Albert Public Library   
The first ever Amplify Festival anthology of youth writing, photography and illustration, is being launched with readings and a reception. Come support and see this showcase of emerging St. Albert youth writers and artists.

Saturday, September 29, 2017

10 AM – 4 PM     Watch, Create & Play!     St. Albert Place  
The St. Albert Place Visual Arts Council will be set up in the studios and halls of St. Albert Place for the following exhibits and interactive demonstrations and crafts:

  • Painter’s Guild – painting canvasses and doing pastels
  • Potter’s Guild – wheel demonstrations
  • Paper Arts Guild – calligraphy and book binding
  • Floral Arts Society – corsage making
  • Quilter’s Guild – hands-on quilting activity

10 AM – 12 PM    Celebrate!     St. Albert Public Library  
A drop-in program for families. Come design and build your own cardboard box car and then drive it into the Library’s “movie theatre” for some great Canadian, family-friendly films from the National Film Board.

10 AM – 5 PM    Dreaming of Canada        Art Gallery of St. Albert  
Share your aspirations or hopes, contemplate the potential of our nation’s future or delve into your subconscious. Craft and mail a postcard, an artistic letter, and/or art-envelope to the Art Gallery for display during Culture Days Weekend. Deadline for submissions is August 22, 2017.More information available through the Art Gallery of St. Albert. 

11 AM – 2 PM   We Are All One!     St. Albert Farmer’s Market  
Enjoy the music and dance of the many cultures that make up our community – Arabic, Ethiopian, Scottish, Irish, East Indian, Latin American, Aboriginal, Chinese and more! Participate in a group photo project – have your photo taken and mounted on the large Canadian flag. This presentation provided by the Welcoming & Inclusive Community Initiative – It Starts With Me (St. Albert Community and Social Development) and The Collective. 

7 – 8:30 PM     This is All a Lie with Thomas Trofimuk – Book Launch & Reception     St. Albert Public Library
We celebrate local author, Thomas Trofimuk’s latest novel, This is All a Lie.  Trofimuk, the award-winning author of The 52nd Poem, Doubting Yourself to the Bone and Waiting for Columbus will be in conversation with Edmonton author, entertainer and educator, Gail Sidonie Sobat.  Books available for purchase and signing.  Reception to follow. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

10 – 11 AM     Morning Zumba      St. Albert Place
St. Albert wakes up to a morning Zumba class in the plaza of St. Albert Place. (Inclement weather – we’ll move into the foyer of St. Albert Place.)

2 – 3 PM    Calling the Northern Lights:  Family Storytime    St. Albert Public Library
Writer-in-Residence, Richard Van Camp, takes families on a magical journey through story.