5 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Chautauqua Tent Artisan's Market
Event Website: http://www.strathcona.ca/residents/canada150/canada-150-exhibits/
Festival Place, Festival Way, Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
I will be participating in this event on August 19th, 10:30-4pm.
Chautauquas were traveling shows and local assemblies that flourished in the United States and Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, that provided popular education combined with entertainment in the form of lectures, concerts, and plays.
Along the Chautauqua theme of information and cultural dissemination, both professional and amateur performers will grace the stage in the Chautauqua tent, providing entertainment and historical narratives. Community workshops will be hosted in the tent to create 400 – 750 tiles for the Canada 150 Mosaic Project. The tent will be up for the last two weeks in August, allowing for 28 blocks of programs. Community outreach and events will include an interactive art exhibit, historical narratives by local seniors, children’s workshops, and theatrical performances.
During this time, gallery@501 will be featuring the artworks of Joe Fafard, a recipient of the Order of Canada for his outstanding contribution to the arts and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. Joe’s son, Joël Fafard (an award winning musician) will be one of the professional acts booked for the evening performances in the Chautauqua Tent Series at Festival Place presented by the Cultural Arts Foundation and Imperial Oil.