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Alberta Culture Days

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Museum of the Highwood

Come visit us during Culture Days!  The Museum is Open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 4:30pm and Sundays Noon to 4pm. For more information call the museum at 403.652.7156.  www.museumofthehighwood.com

 

Museum of the Highwood 

406 First Street S.W.

www.museumofthehighwood.com

403 652 7156

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Highwood Gallery and Gifts

We are dedicated to promoting arts and culture in Southern Alberta.  September 2023 marks the beginning of 25 years of operation to promote and support over 44 artists in their creative expressions!  Our goals are to invest in our community with charitable contributions to three local charities as well as promote and support local arts and culture.  Come by and visit us!  Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 11 am to 5 pm.

 

Highwood Gallery and Gifts 

413 - 1 St S.W.

https://www.highwoodgalleryandgifts.com

403 652 3538

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Art Effects Studio

2023 marks 25 years in business for Art Effects! I have enjoyed capturing memories & preserving history, heirlooms, and fine art from around the world! As I reflect and celebrate, I am grateful, thank you for making it memorable!  I invite you to my studio to frame your treasures and enjoy my gift to you, 25% off a wonderful selection…all year in 2023!

 

MJ Getkate Studio Hours by appointment

Tues and Thurs 10am - 7pm; Wed and Fri 10am - 5pm; Sat 10am - 2pm.  In honour of Culture Days, 15% OFF custom framing during the month of September.

25% OFF select frames to celebrate 25 years!

Art Effects Studio 

2, 938 Centre St S.E.  

www.arteffects.ca

MJ@ArtEffects.ca

403 652 4550

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Writers' Day
Hosted by Foothills Writer's Group

11 am - 3 pm

at The Venue

 

Spend a day with the Foothills Writers Group Readers and Writers of all ages

Contests, Meet an Author, Write a Story and much more!

11 - noon Children Story Hour

Noon - 1 Meet an Author/Writer

1 -1:30 pm Write a story - color a page

1:30 - 3 Author readings, Spoken Word

Ongoing - Contest and mingle with authors who will have time to talk and books to sell.

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Rumble Seat Revival
Bandstand Sunday

1 pm

at the Bandstand

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Darcy Stamp Quartet
at The Venue

7 pm

at The Venue

Darcy Stamp is a Canadian jazz violinist whose sound encapsulates the essence of the classic swing era. It is a sound that conjures up images of fedoras, late-night clubs, and classic cocktails - a sound that is immediately evocative of a bygone era.

https://darcystamp.com/

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Art Market
hosted by High River Art Society

1 pm - 6 pm

at The Venue

There will be watercolours, The art society will be hosting an Art Market at the Venue, Sept. 7th from 1:00 – 6:30 p.m. There will be watercolours, acrylics, fibre arts, photography and surprises for your shopping pleasure. Please join Audrey Orosz, Cathie Johnson, Jane Russell, KC Jones, Tyne Fox, Jocelyn Shiels, Ron Spackman, Joyce Brown, Sue Stegmeier and Cathy Bennington on site to discuss their art and perhaps even get a head start on your Christmas shopping.

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Medicine & Treaty 7
with Jared Tailfeathers

11 am

at The Venue

Jared Tailfeathers is a multidisciplinary, Blackfoot (Kainai) artist, musician, inventor, workshop facilitator/teacher, amateur Historian/researcher and author.

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Flint and Feather
Pop-Folk artist

7 pm

at The Venue

Flint & Feather (Joal and Lauren Kamps) are a free-spirited husband and wife duo who are passionate about cultivating community through folk/roots music, storytelling, and laughter. Drawing upon Western Canadian history, Rocky Mountain folklore, and their own colourful life journeys for inspiration, the Kamps create original ‘Rocky Mountain Folk-Pop’ songs that tell stories with an uncommon charm.

https://www.flintandfeather.com/music

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First Nation Dancers
 

10 am

at The Venue

Shirley Hill (Anatsipi'kssaakii-Pretty Sound Bird Woman) has been dancing for over 41 years and loves to teach fancy shawl dancing. Luke Whiteman has been dancing Men's Fancy Feather style for 47 years.

Alexa and Julia are Lukes daughters who continue the tradition of hand made regalia and dancing.

Amy Hill, Shirley's daughter, will be there to demo beading and assist anyone who wants to try it out.

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Electric Religious
 

2 pm

at The Venue

Electric Religious is the disco, pop-rock project of Treaty-6 based, Métis singer-songwriter, Brandon Baker, whose guitar-driven music has been described as “bursting with inspiration, insight, and hope.” Deeply influenced by the psychedelic sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Baker took his moniker from a Hendrix quote: “When I get up on stage, that’s my religion. I am electric religion.”

On YouTube

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Tour & Demonstration
provided by Pike Studios

7 pm SHARP

at Pike Studios

Come for a studio tour, pottery wheel demonstration by CONNIE PIKE and Plasma Cutting Metal Demonstration by Bob Pike.

Pike Studios 

70 – 9 Ave S.E.

https://pikestudios.com/

403 652 5584

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Photo Walk
with Cathy Bennington

4 pm

at The Venue

Join in our Culture Days Photowalk with other like-minded folks for a little creative, recreation and conversation. Partipants will meet at The Venue downtown, car pool over to Sheppard Family Park for about an hour long shoot and head back to The Venue for refreshments and conversation. 

This is a free event but you need to register by contacting Cathy Bennington at cjb_fineart@shaw.ca. Spaces are limited.

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Night in Mexico
Presented by El Papalote Events

4 pm

at The Venue

Enjoy Traditional Mexican Street Food by El Papalote and Mexi Mex preparing Street Tacos, Pazole, Elotes and more.  Play Traditional Mexican Games, Piñata, Performance and Dance by Mictlan Arts & Research and Live Music by Mariachi International Sol Azteca!  Enjoy the street food and the fully licensed event space! 

Doors at 4:00pm

Show starts at 5:00pm

Food and Bar Service 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Viva Mexico!

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Family Story Time
Presented by the High River Library

11 am to 12 noon

at the High River Library

Hear a story, tell a story, and let your imagination soar! Join us for a family-friendly story time, make a craft, and take your turn at creating your own tale to tell.

Hgh River Library 

909 1 St S.W.

www.highriverlibrary.ca

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Pike Studios
 

Culture Days Discount 20% during these two weekends and the week between. Join the Pikes at their studios for art, metal and pottery. Bob will be giving tours of his metal studio and Connie's pottery studio and the kilns. Bob works in metal and Connie makes functional and one of a kind pottery.  Professional Studio and Gallery for 50 years.

Pike Studios 

70 – 9 Ave S.E.

https://pikestudios.com/

403 652 5584

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Piano Concert Series
Presented by Highwood Lions Music Festival

2 pm

at The Venue

Join us as performers selected by adjudicators from the 2023 Highwood Lions Music Festival perform from different disciplines. All are welcome!

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Artists Reception
Hosted by designbright

at designbright

For Culture days 2023 designbright is exhibiting works by local High River Artist Donna Cortino. Donna paints unique landscape scenes playing with colour, texture and light. Her work is on display and available for purchase at designbright located at Bay 5 601 1st Street SW High River. An Artist Reception will be held Wednesday September 20th.

 

designbright

Bay 5, 601 1st Street SW

https://www.designbright.ca

403 918 9152

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Open Studio Events
at Don Hamm Studio

The Hammart studio will host Open Studio events between Sept 22-24

Check website www.donaldhammart.ca for details.

 

Don Hamm Studio

110 4th Ave. SE

www.donaldhammart.ca

403 601 9645

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Workshops
Hosted by The Mexican Women Artists Collective

10 am 

at The Venue

“I see you, you see me, I see myself through your eyes…” 

Portrait and self-portrait 

To Register: hrpafoundation@gmail.com Max 15

Age: Family and their kids; this session needs kids with parents, or the person has to come with a friend, family or partner—kids from 5 years, teenagers, adults and seniors. Materials: 2 Canvas per person, brushes, acrylic painting, colour papers, scissors, glue, mirror, and colour pencils. 

Duration:2.5 hours 10:00 - 12:30

Description: Each person will recognize themselves through art and the eyes of others. Identity is the base of this workshop to stop thinking If I am beautiful enough and to break the barrier of social and cultural stereotypes. 

1 pm 

at The Venue

“The room of my dreams. Building mini-scenarios”

To Register: hrpafoundation@gmail.com Max 15

Age: Family workshop, kids from 5 years, teenagers, adults and seniors. 

Duration: 2 hours 1:00 - 3:00

Materials: Black Foamboard, papers, glue, scissors, colour scissors, Description: Which is your favourite place? Why? What is your room look like? How do you feel about it? Where are we when we feel good, bad, sad, happy, etc?... We talked about our places and built the home of our dreams with a little 3d scenario: 1. Share our experiences, 2. Draw our favourite place/ dream place 3. Build with cardboard and foam board and decorate it. 

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QT Pie
with special guest Posie Pocket

7 pm 

at The Venue

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The Venue Has Heart

11 am - 2 pm

at The Venue

Drop by The Venue while enjoying the 2nd Annual Brian Chipchase Sr. Memorial Show and Shine and support this fundraiser organized by the High River Performing Arts Foundation and the Town of High River to raise funds to purchase AED's for multiple locations in High River.

 

Music provided by Michael Carson Music

The Venue Beer Gardens open for your enjoyment and relaxation

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Film Mentorship Screening
hosted by Okotoks Film Festival

7 pm

at The Venue

Join us for an evening of local films! The Filmmaker Mentorship Program ran this summer under the guidance and nurturing of the Okotoks Film Festival Society. Applicants were chosen, mentored, paid and encouraged throughout the summer to complete a film about “Living in the Foothills”. We are excited to share in the fruits of their labour.

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Hand Building Workshops
at Pike Studios

10 - 12 noon

at Pike Studios

Hand Built Mug Workshop

$50…..Room for 10 people

1:30 - 4pm

at Pike Studios

Hand Built Fairy House Workshop

$60-15 years and older for Connie’s Workshop unless taking it with an adult there are exceptions….

You must register for a  workshop….connie@pikestudios.com

Pike Studios 

70 – 9 Ave S.E.

https://pikestudios.com/

403 652 5584

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