Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

August 26, 2014 14:16 ET

Arts on the Ave Gears Up to Host Free Fun-Filled Festival

Member of Parliament Peter Goldring announces support for Edmonton's Kaleido Family Arts Festival

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 26, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

The Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society will receive $123,400 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program to present the 9th edition of the Kaleido Family Arts Festival.

Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament (Edmonton East), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The Festival will feature music, dance and theatrical performances, storytelling and traditional Aboriginal dancing. In addition, it will offer a variety of interactive craft workshops to festival visitors.

Quick Facts

  • This year's Kaleido Family Arts Festival will take place from September 12 to 14.
  • Arts on the Ave is made up of visual and performance artists, literary and film artists, photographers, and musicians that collaborate and create in Edmonton's 118 Avenue District.
  • Formed in 2005, Arts on the Ave has been involved in a number of revitalization initiatives in Edmonton. Its signature projects include the Kaleido Family Arts Festival, Deep Freeze: A Winter Byzantine Festival, the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse and Social Art Experiences.
  • The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to invest in projects that support Canadian artists. Through programs like Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage, we are boosting tourism, strengthening our local economies and providing exciting experiences for visitors and residents alike."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Arts on the Ave has been a tremendous supporter of local artists, and they recognize the enormous impact artists have on Edmonton's economy. Our artists help us exchange ideas, images, stories and experiences that are uniquely Canadian. I look forward to attending this year's festival!"

-Peter Goldring, Member of Parliament (Edmonton East)

"Arts on the Ave is so encouraged and grateful for the funding we have received from our federal government. Kaleido Family Arts Festival is the cornerstone of this revitalization through the arts, which is transforming this once neglected but historic neighbourhood into Edmonton's newest arts district, Alberta Avenue."

-Christy Morin, Executive Director, Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society

Associated Links

Kaleido Family Arts Festival

Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

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