The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards celebrate Alberta’s rich cultural fabric by honouring its most accomplished artists and supporting professional artists in the early stages of their careers. 


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Celebrating arts that flow as stories from our landscape…

The Battle River Group hosting the Distinguished Artist Awards event in Maskwacis envision the awards as the focus for a much broader celebration of their land, culture, creativity and communities. The month of September is rich with local and regional celebrations leading up to the September 21, 2019 presentation of three Distinguished Artist Awards by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Her Honour Lois E. Mitchell. For more details on these – and other – celebrations go

In Their Footsteps:  An exhibition of footwear demonstrating the journeys of Indigenous, Settler and New Peoples. September 3-29, 2019 Camrose Railway and Museum.

Wetaskiwin Word Weavers:  Fourth annual Wetaskiwin author readings. September 14, 2019 10 AM – 4 PM Wetaskiwin Heritage Museum.

Understanding Camrose community in historical context: Learn about the area’s founders and settlers through music, blanket ceremony, film and theatre. September 14, 2019 10 AM – 2 PM Bailey Theatre, Camrose.

By the Light of the Harvest Moon: A celebration of creativity and community with a long table dinner of locally sourced foods prepared by Chef Mel from The Northern Table. The meal will be accompanied by music, poetry, photography, and visual arts of the Castor, Coronation and Settler communities. Saturday, September 14, 2019  Castor & District Pharmacy Museum Tours 3 P; Long Table Dinner 5 PM Castor Community Hall, Castor, Alberta.

Heritage Ecumenical Gathering for Reconciliation and ‘Reconciliaction’: Antique Tools Exhibition focused on “humans as toolmakers.” View indigenous and settler tools in a rural context along the route where cultural contact was a regular part of life from the 1870s onwards. September 15, 2019 11 AM Fridhem Heritage Church. Ferintosh/Edberg location Township Road 440, 5 kms. east of Highway 21.

Maskwacis Receives Alberta: The Buffalo Treaty Celebration in partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society. This fourth Buffalo Treaty brings together twenty Nations from western Canada and northwestern US in a spirit of cooperation, renewal and restoration focused on restoring a corridor to support buffalo habitats. September 20, 2019  Maskwacis.

2019 Distinguished Artist Awards: Three new distinguished Alberta artists will be recognized with the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist award. September 21, 2019 Awards ceremony: 2-4 PM Jonas Applegarth Theatre, Nipisihikopahk Secondary School; Wahkohtowin Feast: 4-6 PM, Nipisihikopahk Secondary School Tickets at CamroseLive