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From our Chairperson

Welcome to ARTember 2017!!!

On behalf of Creative Airdrie Society and our amazing ARTember partners, we wish to invite everyone to the 7th annual, city wide celebration of Arts & Culture in Airdrie. With Canada also commemorating an auspicious 150th birthday, ARTember is quickly shaping up to be a banner celebration, not to be missed.

Our goal is to create excitement, wonder, fun and a feeling of commitment and belonging to our beautiful city and its citizens. We aim to foster experiences that elevate the mundane into something truly extraordinary and will forever change the lens by which our family, friends and neighbors view our wonderful community.

Creative Airdrie is thrilled to announce our participation in the Canada 150 Mosaic Project as part of our ARTember celebrations. This is a nationwide project, years in the making, creating a snapshot of Canadian life linked together like a long train, traveling across our country. Our mural involves over 400 community members to help create a legacy work of art, that will be donated back to the city and on public display at Nose Creek park; forever weaving Airdrie into the fabric of Canadian history.

We are pleased, as always, to be partnering with many local arts and culture organizations to host a broad range of diverse, exciting and engaging events this year.
- Airdrie Arts Society
- Airdrie & District Agricultural Society
- Airdrie Food Bank
- airdrielife Magazine
- Airdrie Public Library
- Bert Church Live Theatre
- Torchlight Theatre
- City of Airdrie
- SLAM

This amazing group is serving up live theatre, music, food, hands on activities, workshops, face-painting and much more. So be sure to check out the Events page for all the details.

As with many other not-for-profit organizations in Airdrie, Calgary and throughout Alberta, we’ve had some financial challenges over the past couple of years. As a result, we will not be hosting our 2 day outdoor festival during ARTember celebrations this year. However, with the combined passion and efforts of all of our creative partners, we are positive that the joy and spirit of ARTember will be alive and well in 2017!

I want to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers, organizations, artists, patrons and sponsors whose dedication and love for their city makes ARTember memorable and uniquely identifies Airdrie as a welcoming and innovative community.

Make sure to spread the excitement - grab a friend, a co-worker and your entire extended family and introduce them to any of the fun and entertaining things our wonderful city has to offer. We look forward to seeing you and we hope that you have a fantastic time. Let’s make this our best year yet Airdrie… Get your art on!