Their works will be on display in numerous local businesses as well as the Bowman Art Gallery and The Lethbridge Library.
“It’s a free self-guided tour of over 30 venues mainly in the downtown core exhibiting works by local artists,” said Allied Arts Council public relations specialist Lindsay Meli adding the art will mainly be displayed in store windows.
Maps can be obtained at the Allied Arts council, The Bowman Arts Centre, downtown Lethbridge, the Galt Museum, the Lethbridge Public Library, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.
“It’s really accessible for a wide variety of people who otherwise may not get down to an art gallery,” she continued adding coincidently Art Walk coincides with Alberta Art Days, Sept. 18-20.
“It’s time to celebrate art in the province. I think it works out great for us,” she said adding Art Walk activities will culminate in a event at Galt Gardens, Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the Most Vocal Poets. Also performing will be the Ammena Dance Company, Troyanda Ukrainian Dance Club, Feel the beat University of Lethbridge global drummers, the Lethbridge Scottish Country Dancers, and the University of Lethbridge Faculty Brass, information kiosks and arts demonstrations.
“There’s a lot going on in Lethbridge,” Meli said.
If you happen to be wandering around the Helen Schuler Nature Centre in the near future, keep an eye out for sculptures made of mud, branches and other natural materials. “Earth,Art, Walk” is a Bowman Arts Centre initiative. it is a self guided walking tour of site specific environmental sculptures by local artist Troy Nickle. It is designed to complement the 100th anniversary of the high level bridge by highlighting and celebrating the landscape the bridge arises from.
The sculptures were designed with a finite lifespan to be in harmony with nature.
Some of the pieces include faces made of mud on trees, charcoal designs, cairns of rocks and branches formations by the Oldman River. The pieces are located along a loop just outside of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. More information can be found on http://www.troynickle.blogspot.com/
—By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor