Friday, September 5, 2008

Alberta Arts Day is tomorrow!

AMPA is excited for the inaugural Alberta Arts Day, happening tomorrow throughout Alberta, with a multitude of performances to take place at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary. AMPA will have a booth there from 10am to 3pm, so we hope you come by to chat us up and pick up some magazine samples.

Click here for schedule of events.

From the Alberta Arts Day website:

All Albertans are encouraged to participate in an arts event or activity on September 6 or plan their own celebration of the arts. One opportunity is to participate in the Alberta Arts Day BookCrossing Challenge. This challenge encourages Albertans to read books by Albertans, about Albertans or published by Albertans and then leave one for someone else to discover.

For more information on the Alberta Arts Day BookCrossing Challenge or other ideas and suggestions on how to celebrate on September 6, visit

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is Celebration Central for Arts DayOn September 6, A free, family-friendly, all-day event is being held at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, with many talented artists from across the province performing and providing interactive experiences.

Learn from the best that Alberta has to offer, whether it's joining in on a hip hop choreography session or creating a unique presentation using the latest new media techniques.

Arts Day Gala AnnouncedIn the evening of Alberta Arts Day, a performance Gala and awards presentation takes the stage at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets for this inaugural gala are available from Ticketmaster starting today at $15.00/ person ($7.50/person for groups of 10 or more).

The Gala is all about creative collisions, as you can see from the line-up:

Aboriginal Music Trio ‘Asani’ will be collaborating with aboriginal dance choreographer Troy Twigg

Alt-country act the Swiftys joins with hip hop group Dragon Fli Empire.

Dancers from Decidedly Jazz Danceworks team up with musicians from across Alberta

Dave Pearce will conduct Johanna Sillanpaa, John Wort Hannam and Kris Demeanor in collaboration with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

The evening will end with the Alberta Ballet performing new excerpts from Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and The Drum.

The gala will also include the presentation of three awards of $50,000 each to Alberta’s top visual, performing and literary artists.