2012 ARTember bigger and better
Thursday, Oct 04, 2012 12:18 pm
Our cityís ARTember celebration came to a close on Sept. 30 with Alberta Culture Days Culture in the Creek events at Nose Creek Park. (See photos on pages 1, 4, 10 and 26).
The final weekend included a pancake breakfast, live entertainment, a Rodeo Dinner and Dance, childrenís art projects and a barbecue.
This yearís celebration of arts and culture was even more successful than last yearís inaugural event.
The 17-day festival was packed with workshops, art tours, childrenís activities, musical performances, contests, fireworks, a gala, historical events and even cupcakes and zombies.
There was quite literally something for everyone from a Fall Fair at the Bethany Care Centre to Disney Princess parties.
Although ARTember is just catching on for some residents (see online survey results on page 9), it is getting bigger and better every year and we canít wait to see what next yearís festival has in store.
This arts and culture celebration has the potential to put Airdrie on the map and become a yearly tourist attraction, much like the Festival of Lights.
There is no downside to making Airdrie Albertaís arts and culture destination and we know how much hard work goes into planning and organizing an event of this magnitude.
The community must come together to give their valuable time and hard-earned money to turn these ideas into reality.
So if you volunteered for or enjoyed an ARTember event this year, make sure to tell your friends, family and neighbours about Airdrieís growing arts and culture scene.