Street Performers Festival: July 20 - 22, 2012
Grande Prairie International Street Performers Festival

July 20 – 22, 2012
Downtown Grande Prairie

Friday, July 20               4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 21          12 noon – 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 22            12 noon – 6:00 pm

Visit the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie during the 2012 Street Performers Festival!

Gallery Activities at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (Montrose Cultural Centre)

  • Visit two exhibitions on view Bill Burns: Bird Radio and Journey 2012: Carmen Haakstad & Jim Stokes.
  • The travelling art exhibition “Creator Paints the World” is on view in the Teresa Sargent Hall.
  • The Grande Prairie Public Library (Montrose Cultural Centre) also has a travelling art exhibition on view, “Derek Besant: A Loss for Words.”


Gallery Activities Downtown at the Festival
  • The travelling art exhibition “Peter von Tiesenhausen: Ether and Procession” will make its debut at the festival. The show will be on view in a shipping truck to bring art to the visitors of the festival.
  • Show festival goers your creative side with sidewalk chalk art.

Art Quest
Become a part of the first Summer Art Camp held in the newly restored Art Gallery of Grande Prairie. Discover your own art adventure this summer. Young artists are mentored in a nurturing environment as they explore and develop their skills and creative style. Imaginations are sparked in a lively, studio atmosphere, punctuated with a variety of media and activities, highlighted by special onsite gallery visits.

View our printable brochure

Phone: Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (780) 532 – 8111
In Person: Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, 9839 – 103 Ave
Online: View all available classes

Week 1: Drawing   July 16 – 20
Week 2: Painting   July 23 – 27
Week 3: Youth Visual Arts Residency    July 30 – Aug 3
Week 4: Family Art Camp      Aug 7 – 10
Week 4: Young Authors Writing Workshop    Aug 7 – 10
Week 5: First Nations Traditional Arts     Aug 13 – 17
Week 6: Cartooning    Aug 20 – 24

Art Quest Summer Fiesta Exhibition Celebration
Friday, August 24, 2012
6:00 – 8:00 pm
View the art work created by the children and youth who attended this year’s summer art camps at a special evening reception at the gallery. Everyone is welcome.

Community Events

McNaught Festival
July 20 - 22, 2012

McNaught Homestead Preservation Society wishes to invite you, your family and friends to a special weekend marking the 100 Year Celebration of the coming of the McNaught Family to homestead in the Beaverlodge area. We're 5km south of Beaverlodge on highway 722, signs on yard gates (722 to Elmworth).

Friday, July 20  ---  6:30 pm
Art Show Opening Reception in the Schoolhouse Studio

Wine and Cheese Reception, music and fellowship. This show will feature paintings & drawings by Euphemia that have not been previously exhibited or shown before. Explore, visit, share stories and enjoy a collection of Euphemia's work.

Saturday, July 21  ---  6:30 pm
Family Barbecue & Barn Dance

Load up your family and friends for a wonderful barbecue. Begin with Beef on a Bun, salad and squares from Circle A Catering, Beaverlodge. Live music and good old fashioned fun completes the evening!
$15.00 per person (under 12 are free.) Tickets available at the door.

Sunday, July 22  ---  1:00 - 5:00 pm
McNaught Festival & Strawberry Tea Fundraiser

An afternoon full of activities including local Artisan demonstrations, children's craft table, live music and the Annual Strawberry Tea Fundraiser, available between 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Gate admission is by donation & we sincerely thank you for your support!
We hope you can attend some or all of our events, we would love to see you!

For more information please call:
Betty: 780-354-8118   /    Lori:780-354-8366


The Montrose Cultural Centre opened its doors in June 2009. It is home to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Grande Prairie Public Library and Esquires Coffee House. It is a place for the community to gather in support of the arts and literacy in Grande Prairie.

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