Creative Airdrie announces new ARTember chair
By: Allison Chorney
| Posted: Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 01:28 pm
Creative Airdrie’s newest board member Michelle Wagner is also the new chair for ARTember.
“ARTember is a fantastic event that I have enjoyed since moving to Airdrie,” Wagner said in a press release. “I wanted to get involved to increase the awareness and promote the significance of the arts in the community.”
ARTember is an annual festival held in September that celebrates the arts in Airdrie and includes art shows and sales, the multi-faceted Culture at the Creek, the AIRdirondack Art Project Gala, Taste of Airdrie and much more.
“I was so pleased when Michelle expressed an interest in being involved,” said festival founder and past chair Sherry Shaw-Froggat.
“Her community relations savvy and professional background in public engagement will benefit ARTember and Creative Airdrie Society for years to come.”
Wagner said she is still getting up to speed on all the details from previous years’ ARTember events but said the festival highlights the importance of the arts in the community and exposes residents to the numerous opportunities to get involved through class, library art exhibits and events in the community.
“It’s a lot of fun and there are so many unique things (displayed at ARTember),” she said.
She added the festival is also a great opportunity to get out, meet new people and build a sense of family in the community.
Wagner is a community relations advisor with TransCanada Pipelines and moved to Airdrie two years ago from Calgary. Her desire to participate in the community led her to become an active member of the Airdrie Rotary Club and as a member of the board with Airdrie Victims Assistance Society..