The Artspeak Arts Festival in Canmore is an annual weekend event with cultural activities and performances presented by the Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation. The festival next takes place on September 25-27 2015 and most activities are free of charge. Visitors can expect to see visual arts, photographers, film makers, poets, authors, street performers, live music, an art fair, workshops and artist presentations.
*The schedule below is from a previous year’s event and will be updated for 2015 as soon as possible.*
The festival calendar outlines the schedule which kicks off on the evening of Friday June 15 with the artScene ‘booze & schmooze’ night which gives Bow Valley artists the opportunity to network over a drink with live entertainment at Creekside Hall in the Canmore Senior Centre, costing $10.
Saturday June 16 from 10am to 6pm there will be an opportunity to visit local artists in one of four themed tents celebrating Visual Artists, Media Artists, Literary Artists and Performing Artists. Also opening on Saturday is artWork 2012 Exhibit which will show collaborative work of local and visiting artists, working in different mediums. There will also be street performers providing a variety of entertainment throughout the Festival Grounds.
From 2pm to 11pm the Festival Stage will host a range of performing artists which is likely to provide a fun party atmosphere into the night.
On Sunday June 17 there will be professional development workshops and talks from visiting artists, and the festival will be brought to a close by artWord’s Literary Saloon, a celebration of Spoken Word from 7pm to 11pm at Canmore Miners Union Hall.
The artSpeak Festival Grounds can be found between 8th and 9th Streets behind the library in downtown Canmore.
To find out more about this festival, visit www.artspeakcanmore.com
For accommodation in Canmore during the festival, visit www.canmorehotels.com