This year's activities take place at the Didsbury Memorial Complex, with music in the Community Hall (MPR), arts and crafts in the Curling Rink
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For the Kids!
There's so much going on in our pARTy Centre that we're spreading activities for your kids all over the Complex!

The Didsbury Municipal Library will help them create Frankenstuffies! Diggin It DJ will have your kids rolling in Splatterart and Rock Buddies! This is going to be a fun weekend!

Frankenstuffies
Now this is going to be fun! The Didsbury Library has been part of the Mountain View Arts Festival since the beginning, way back in 2011! This year, they are joining us at the Curling Rink, with something special for the family.

Come to the Festival with your stuffed animals and let's cut them apart and make something totally new to love!You'll be making "Frankenstuffies" with Abigail and Maia! Let's upcycle your stuffed animals by reassembling them into brand new, huggable stuffies. You can create a handmade "green" gift, desk companions, little monsters, or even a friend cheer-er-upper!

But what's a "Frankenstuffy"? All we do is cut apart a couple of stuffed animals and sew them back together using different parts from different stuffies. The creativity our kids have is incredible, and they'll be taking home their new "Festival souvenirs" to love!

There will even be a colouring centre for those littles to create their own unique art masterpieces.

When in Didsbury for the Arts Festival, remember to pop over to the Library itself. Established in 1908, the Didsbury Library is the oldest little library in Alberta!

Splatter Art
This is one the kids are going to be mighty excited about! Come join Diggin It DJ where you will be dancing and grooving while getting messy with splatter paint art!

Splatter paint art is a fun way to express yourself artistically!Get ready to channel your inner Jackson Pollock! Splatter paint art is a fun way for you and your kids to express yourself artistically. It is great for self-expression, and a chance to give your kids the freedom to boost their own artistic creativity. And yes, we provide the non-toxic, washable kids paint for you.

This is what complete and utter freedom to paint looks like. We'll provide the canvas, you provide the artist-in-making!

More fun than you can shake a stick at!

(Paint splattering can get messy, so remember to wear clothes you won't mind getting paint on.)

Rock Buddies
The Arts Festival has led many collaborative art projects over the years, some of which you can see at the Didsbury Library. There's also a community tree on the west wall of the Elks Lodge where over 200 people painted a leaf. Last year's community collaborative project was our River of Rocks, painted at the Festival, and now on display at Memorial Park.

Come spread joy to those who may need a little light in their lives by painting a rock and leaving it in a special place in Didsbury!This year's project is an extension of these, but this time, you will join your friends and neighbours at the Memorial Complex and you get to take your rocks home! Put them in your garden, on your deck or window sill, use as a paperweight, or leave your special Rock Buddy in a park in town to cheer up someone else - whatever makes your heart happy!

We'll provide the paint - you'll provide the fun! The world needs a little bit more love, a little bit more encouragement, and we will do it by painting our own Rock Buddies.

Come express your creativity and spend some time in the sun helping build your "Rock Buddies"!

And remember - YOU ROCK!!

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The Mountain View Arts Festival is an annual, 2 day, multi venue, arts & cultural festival. It is a signature event in the town of Didsbury, Alberta and has been hosted by the Mountain View Arts Society since 2011.

Logo designed by Lyle Schultz. The Mountain View Arts Festival is held on the weekend following the long weekend in September.

Mountain View County is a proud supporter of all that is arts, culture, and heritage in our region. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. When in Didsbury for the Mountain View Arts Festival, stay overnight at the Rosebud Valley Campground at the east entrance to Didsbury. The Didsbury Museum has artifacts from the homestead days, clothing, household items, farming equipment, a school room, medical room, general store, military roll of honour, and a 1907 Cast Iron Safe. Visit our museum today! In Partnership with the Didsbury Municipal Library, the oldest little library in Alberta. We're on Facebook! Follow us at MVArtsFest today! We're on twitter! Follow us at MVArtsFest today!
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