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ARTS SOCIETY Didsbury's Not For Profit Society of 2015!
Visit the homepage of the Mountain View Arts Society, the organization hosting the Art Show & Sale at the Didsbury Art, Travel and Trade Expo, the Mountain View Rocks rock concert, and the Mountain View Arts Festival.
The Mountain View Arts Society is a group of volunteers in Didsbury and the surrounding region who support the arts, whether by hosting events or facilitating in the promotion of artists, musicans, writers, and dancers in Mountain View County.
Contact any member of the Board of Directors if you would like to volunteer with the Society, or participate in one of our events.
We invite you to buy a membership in the Society and help us promote arts, culture and heritage in Didsbury, Olds, Sundre, Carstairs, and Cremona Alberta, and their surrounding communities.
Coming Events include the Art Show & Sale held during the Didsbury Trade Show in April and the Mountain View Arts Festival in September. Tell us your event and we'll help promote it too.
Website Links and Resources for those involved in the arts in Alberta.
The Mountain View Arts Society promotes and encourages a variety of artistic
opportunities and events for the enrichment and enjoyment of the general public.
Rules of Participation Mountain View Arts Society Events Calendar Community Group Sign Up
Events Scheduled For
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Peak Theatre Prod'n
Host: Sundre Arts Centre
Description: Peak Theatre Players presents "Aspirin and Elephants", a comedy about family, life, love, marriage, and the inevitability of change. For more audiences, some coarse language. On May 25, 26, 31, June 1 and 2. Beverages for sale for $5. Free light snack served at intermission. Cash only. Tickets $25 online at or at Greenwood Neighbourhood Place. Assigned seating.
Location: Sundre Arts Centre, 100 2nd Avenue NW Sundre - Doors open at 7 pm, Show starts at 8 pm.
Contact: Cindy Orr - Phone: 403-638-8475 - E-mail:
Calendars: Mountain View Arts Society Calendar

Cecile Doo-Kingue
Host: Blue Door Concerts
Description: An exceptional stage presence, guitarist / singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. Born and raised in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in the USA, France, and is now an adopted Montrealer. Considered one of Canada's most electrifying and versatile guitarists, she has shared a stage and/or recorded with Montreal Jubilation Choir, Blind Boys of Alabama, Bernard Purdie, Michael Jerome Brown, Tricia Foster, Scarlett Jane, United Steel Workers of Montreal, amongst many, and has opened for many icons including Canned Heat, Eric Andersen, Angélique Kidjo, Youssou N'Dour and Manu Dibango. In 2008, Cecile and Gern f. of USWM started Chick Pickin' Mondays, a night promoting women singer-songwriters. June 2010, Cecile released her debut solo album Freedom Calling to critical acclaim. In 2011, CBC commissions Doo-Kingué to write Home, a song on immigration. Gris, released in 2012, also praised by press and music lovers alike, earned Cécile the 2013 Fondation SPACQ Edith Butler Award for Excellence in Franocphone Songwriting. Doo-Kingué has toured both albums extensively across Canada and Europe, firing up clubs, listening rooms and festivals alike with her face-melting playing, rich vocals, and sharp and genuine banter with her audience. February 2015, Doo-Kingué releases her third solo albumAnybody Listening Pt. 1: Monologues, the first chapter of a trilogy exploring blues, roots and life in their myriad of aspects (Monologues solo acoustic,Dialogues full band, Communion live), showcasing Doo-Kingué's songwriting in its rawest form. The album earned her accolades and multiple Maple Blues Award nominations for her exceptional guitar playing, soulful vocals, and powerful songwriting. January 2016, Doo-Kingué released the second chapter of her trilogy exploring blues, roots, and life in their myriad of aspects. Anybody Listening Part 2: Dialogues features her strength and versatility as an all-around guitarist and musician, from blues to jazz to folk to soul to rock n' roll. Fiery licks and seamless melody compliment her deep, laid-back voice throughout the album, leaving no doubt as to the guitarist's oneness with the instrument, nor the unity of her sound. Surrounded by a stellar cast of Montreal's finest musicians, Doo-Kingué presents an eclectic collection of contemporary blues adding to the social commentary of Anybody Listening Part 1:Monologues, and celebrating life and music with fellow artists she is a fan of, in spaces that exude positive energy. Cécile Doo-Kingué is quickly earning a stellar reputation and a place alongside Canada's current roster of great guitarists. Powerful and raw, Cécile Doo-Kingué's guitar prowess, lyrics, and sound make for enthralling and intimate communion. Tickets and more info available by e-mailing or texting 403-554-1281. Facebook page at
Location: Didsbury - 7:00 pm
Contact: Mike Crampton - Phone: 403-554-1281 - E-mail:
Calendars: Didsbury Community Calendar, Mountain View Arts Society Calendar, Mountain View County Calendar

Model Train Show
Host: Mountain View Model Railroad Club
Description: Model Train and Hobby Extravaganza Adults $5.00 Families(5) $20.00 Children 5 years and under free. Lots of parking and wheel chair accessible
Location: Carstairs Curling Rink - 10 to 5
Contact: Rick Astle - Phone: 403-556-8121 - E-mail:
Calendars: Didsbury Community Calendar, Mountain View Arts Society Calendar, Mountain View County Calendar

Crafts for Adults
Host: Olds Municipal Library
Description: Gather for a craft and chat in this inclusive program. $5 per person. If you can't make the Thursday class, register for our Saturday afternoon option. Tickets available at the Library website or via phone. March 24-Easter Eggs April 28-Upcycle Newspaper Trivets May 26-Paper Making June 23-Garden Stepping Stone
Location: Olds Municipal Library - 3:30-4:30
Contact: Dacia F - Phone: 403-556-6460 - E-mail:
Calendars: Olds Community Calendar, Mountain View Arts Society Calendar

Saturday Matinee
Host: Olds Municipal Library
Description: Bring the family to the library to enjoy an afternoon film. Jan 20 - Smurf: the lost village Feb 24 - Secret Life of Arrietty Mar 24 - Pirates Band of Misfits Apr 28 - Coco May 26 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2 June 23 - Honey I Shrunk the Kids Loonie Popcorn Concession. Fee: Admission by donation Time: Films start at 3:00
Location: Olds Municipal Library - 3:00
Contact: Dacia F - Phone: 403-556-6460 - E-mail:
Calendars: Olds Community Calendar, Mountain View Arts Society Calendar

Painting Class
Host: Cremona FCSS
Description: Paint Your Spirit Animal with Jessie St Clair. In this playful and reflective workshop, you will paint yourself as your spirit animal. You will have to do a bit of research on your own, to see what animal suits you best, Your animal can be any kind, perhaps a budgie, a goat, a lizard, a clownfish - anything you identify with. Once you have discovered your spirit animal, you will need some reference prints to work from. Jen at the FCSS would be happy to help you with that. Lunch, a variety of acrylic paint, canvases and brushes are supplied. Space is limited! Cost $35. Registration Deadline is May 16th. Call 403-510-4521 to register or if you have any questions.
Location: Cremona FCSS, 106 1st Ave East - TBA
Contact: Jennie Thompson - Phone: 403-637-3731 - E-mail:
Calendars: Cremona Community Calendar, Mountain View Arts Society Calendar, Mountain View County Calendar

Host: Water Valley Church Events Centre
Description: Carolyn Harley and the Davidsons $20 tickets at the door A lively evening of original music in a wide range of styles. This band loves to mix it up with audience participation up-tempo tunes and ballads a few instrumentals plus a healthy dose of humour! Check out our website's calendar page for more information and a link to the band's website.
Location: Water Valley Church Events Centre - 7-9p.m.
Contact: Carolyn - Phone: 403-256-3871 - E-mail:
Calendars: Cremona Community Calendar, Mountain View Arts Society Calendar, Mountain View County Calendar

Book Sale
Host: Friends of the Didsbury Library Society
Description: Come down to the old Fire Hall and join in on one of the biggest and best sales yet! The Friends of the Didsbury Library Society are hosting a two day book sale this weekend, May 25 and 26. Come find the book of your dreams! There are likely as many as 15,000 books on the floor, so you should be able to find what you're looking for! Great bargains on books, magazines, CDs, audio books - all sorted into categories like History, Cooking, Landscaping, Drama - you name it, they'll probably have it for you! Payment is by donation, so whatever you are comfortable giving, the Friends are happy to receive. All proceeds go to the Didsbury Municipal Library. The Book Sale runs from 12 - 6 pm on Friday, and 9 am - 2 pm on Saturday. The old Fire Hall is located on the corner of 19th Avenue and 21st Street in Didsbury. Free parking.
Location: old firehall, Didsbury - 9 am - 2 pm
Contact: Margery Steckler - Phone: 403-335-4281 - E-mail:
Calendars: Didsbury Community Calendar, Mountain View Arts Society Calendar, Mountain View County Calendar

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Supporting arts, culture & heritage in Carstairs, Cremona, Didsbury, Olds, Sundre and the surrounding Central Alberta communities between Red Deer and Calgary.
Logo designed by Lyle Schulz. Venues sponsored by the Town of Didsbury. Stay overnight at the Rosebud Valley Campground at the east entrance to Didsbury. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. Situated where the foothills of the Canadian Rockies meet the fertile plains, Mountain View County is in the heart of Alberta's Calgary - Edmonton corridor. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts provides support to arts organizations, giving them the power to inspire minds, encourage expression, foster creativity, and contribute to Alberta's economy. The Mountain View Arts Society is proud to be a Partner with Alberta's Promise.