August 27, 2020 11:30 am StettlerLocal.com
September 2020 brings us Alberta Culture Days, and lots of events will be taking place right here in Stettler celebrating arts and culture. Traditionally, Culture Days lasts just one weekend, but this year Canada will be extending Culture Days to an entire month. Leela Aheer, Alberta’s Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women, chose Stettler to be a Feature Celebration Site for Culture Days this year.
Local organizations sponsoring events all month long include the Stettler Public Library, the Stettler Town & Country Museum, and the Stettler District Agricultural Society. A calendar is available at http://www.stettlerboardoftrade.com/CultureDays. Most of the events are free, although some have registration limits for safety, so please call ahead if there is a limit indicated for the event you’re interested in.
The very first event will be a live “cruise-in” concert at the Stettler Sports Park on Friday, September 4 at 8:00 pm (gates open at 7:00) with Renegade Station and Chloe Shingoose. For safety, all audience members must follow AHS regulations: stay in your parked vehicles with only family members. Tickets are $50 per car and available at https://www.showpass.com/cruise-in-concert/.
The Stettler Public Library will be hosting an art exhibit by Tsuut’ina artist Seth Cardinal Dodginghorse and several craft workshops, including beading with Janine Peigan, finger weaving with Kandace Ogilvie, clay sculpture with Jasper Tate, comic book drawing with Chance Clark, and creative writing with Fran Kimmel.
The Stettler Town & Country Museum will be showing an exhibit of prairie landscape art throughout the month. They will also hold several agriculture demonstrations and Metis craft and history workshops, as well as a performance from the Danceology school.
The Stettler District Agricultural Society will hold a workshop with a professional agriculture photographer, old-fashioned horse pulling, and an international outdoor market.
Dates and times are best accessed at the link above to the calendar, as a lot of them are still TBA and some may fill up or sell out. As August ends and cooler weather returns, let’s enjoy the harvest season with a celebration of the arts in Stettler.