By Jensen, Randy on September 23, 2020.
This year’s Lethbridge Arts Days Celebrations will take place Thursday through Sunday and will feature new events, traditional events and events that have been modified for physical distancing and safety due to COVID-19.
Lethbridge Arts Days is an annual celebration of the arts held in conjunction with provincial and national Culture Days on the same dates. The Allied Arts Council works with AAC members, community artists and member organizations to support and celebrate a variety of events throughout Lethbridge.
Part of the celebrations will be the AAC popUP Gallery, a salon-style show in the old Lethbridge Family Services building behind Casa. This is a new initiative during Arts Days and artists were asked to reflect on the Culture Days theme of “unexpected intersections.”
Events will kick off Thursday with the AAC Artist Cabaret which will be streamed on AAC’s social media.
For those seeking an in-person experience, downtown will feature On the Street: Performers Friday through Sunday. While downtown, people can check out the 10 windows painted by local muralists during Downtown Lens: Window Painting Gallery.
On Saturday, people can take part in the Gallery Stroll featuring downtown galleries, including Mortar & Brick’s “UnMasked” exhibition.
Local artists will be taking over the old Family Service building (705 2 Ave. S.) with AAC popUP Gallery: Unexpected Intersections from Saturday to Oct. 4, complete with art, a bar, entertainment and the Artist at Work installations.
Two installation projects will be featured in the Artist Kiosks on Rotary Square during the Artists at Work: Kiosk Visual Arts Project from Thursday to Sunday. You can also enjoy them during the Family Affair on the Square on Sunday. The family friendly event will include chalk art by Eric Dyck.
People are invited to join in the fun with their chalk packets, Latin dancing and a Sharon, Lois and Bram cover band – Sharron, Lewis and Pam!