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SEPTEMBER 7 & 8, 2019 IN DOWNTOWN DIDSBURY ALBERTA!
Come to Didsbury Alberta for Mountain View County's largest festival of its kind. The Mountain View Arts Festival has always been a great family fun event to share a memory, share a story, or share a laugh. In 2019, we recognize the vital issue of mental health from a variety of different artsy angles - art exhibits, live music, historical stories and yes, even happy mistakes!></td>
<td><img src= If you come with a frown, don't worry, we'll send you home with the best souvenir possible - a great, big smile! If we catch you dancing while waiting in line or shopping in a store, humming a tune while walking downtown Didsbury, or playing drums on the table in a coffee shop, we know we've done our job! Our desire is to showcase that Didsbury, Olds, Carstairs, Sundre, Cremona - all the communities in and around Mountain View County - have an incredible wealth of artistic talent. Buskers add delight, interest and energy to our Arts Festival, especially for those out for an afternoon stroll.
Come to Didsbury Alberta for the Mountain View Arts Festival each September!
Hands-On Fun
PUPPET THEATRE | YARN PAINTING
MAKE A ROPE | PLAY BOARD GAMES
PICNIC WITH A SCARECROW
Our artists will present some sort of interactivity, something that encourages creativity and appreciation for diverse art forms and cultures. You'll have a great time!
ARTISTS AT WORK | MAKE A WISHING TREE
CHALK IT UP | BAD ART STUDIO | FACEPAINTING
HANDMADE MARKET | OPENING MINDS THRU ART
Great toe-tapping music is the heart of any festival.
COFFEE HOUSE | INSTRUMENT PLAY DAY
BUSKERS | UNPLUGGED AT THE SALOON
DANCE LIKE NO ONE'S WATCHING
Our First Nations and Inuit exhibit shows life as a nurse in the Yukon, trapping and hunting tools, and a fabulous exhibit from Richard Mousseau, an Obijway and recent mayor of Didsbury.
MODEL RAILROAD | BARN QUILTS | SCARECROWS
THERAPY HORSE | INUIT & FIRST NATIONS
OLD-TYME COUNTRY STORE
What Makes You Smile - HANDS-ON FUN!

Life can be full of ups and downs and trying something new, meeting new people and getting active are just some of the simple steps you can take to help you improve your mental well being. That's where we come in!

Puppet Theatre & Creation Station!
Join our puppeteers and create your own play.Create your own characters, create your own story. Make your own puppet and put on a show! All ages and abilities welcome!

Special Festival Hours
    Saturday, September 7 from 10 am - 4 pm
    Sunday, September 8 from 12 - 4 pm

Yarn Painting!
Huichol art is a folk art produced by the Huichol people from Mexico. The unifying factor of the work is the colourful decoration using symbols and designs which date back centuries.A big part of our Arts Festival is the "Make Your Own Souvenirs" program, and you'll find plenty of artsy fun to do during your visit to the Didsbury Museum.

We first tried our hand at Yarn Painting (Mexican Yarn Art) back in 2016, and we're bringing it back by popular demand!

Known for bright colours and bold designs, you'll start with a blank floor tile and create from there!

We'll have a few patterns for you to choose from, or you can just go wild with your own creativity!

Picnic with a Scarecrow!
A warm welcome awaits you at the Museum during our Scarecrows on Parade contest. Pack a picnic lunch, throw in your favourite park blanket, and sit on our beautiful lawn amongst a myriad of very friendly scarecrows. Seeing the people we love coming together to make memories and laugh and eat good food makes for many genuine "Kodak moments". Bring your camera!

While you're at the Museum, make sure you try your hand at rope making. This is definitely one of the most fun things you will do. A bit of a throwback to our heritage and agriculture days - a little bit of braiding and a little bit like spinning. Watching the ol' guys make rope is a real treat, and you get to take home one you make yourself!

BOARD GAMES & PUZZLES
Bring the family or challenge your neighbours to a rip-snorting board game! The Museum will also have some games that will create a zen gaming experience for those wanting a little peace.

One of the most relaxing activities to do is puzzles.  We'll have great family board games at the Museum for you as well.

You can also relax your brain at the Museum in our Old-Tyme Country Store where we'll have all sorts of puzzles laid out for you. Sit for a spell and join in on building a railroad puzzle while munching on some peppermint sticks or salt water taffy!

There's more "Make It Take It" at Artists at Work in the Train Station

For a real "hands-on activity", try your hand at playing the drums, a saxophone, fiddle, or piano at our Instrument Play Day at Top Note Music School, halfway between the Train Station and the Library.

Venues sponsored by the Town of Didsbury. 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 Mountain View Arts Society is proud to be a Partner with Alberta's Promise.
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