Alberta Culture Days Event Line Up

Take Home Art Activities:

Free Creativity Kit

September 1 to 30

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

As part of our Art at Home online initiative, we have created FREE take home creativity kits for you to explore your creativity and enjoy art-making your way! Glue, stick, twist and tie, build and have fun! Feel free to mix and match the materials provided how it makes sense to you! Pick up your FREE Creativity Kit at the gallery during our regular hours. Kits are for all ages. Limit 1 of each kit per person. *while quantities last.

Be sure to go online to our Art at Home page, you’ll find a series of educational videos, interactive content, and create-at-home activities to encourage continued learning, and support creative exploration. If you are an organization or group wanting a larger order of any art kits, please contact or call 780-357-7480.

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Live Events:

Chat & Craft

Session 1: September 9, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Session 2: September 16, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Session 3: September 23, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Hosted by the Traditional Paths Society of Grande Prairie

This program is for everyone to meet and visit while working on a craft of their choice. It is also a special opportunity to spend some time with The Talking Path exhibition developed and facilitated in partnership with the Traditional Paths Society on display at the Art Gallery.

Everyone is welcome to this FREE event. Space is limited to 10 participants for each Chat & Craft. Bring your own craft project or start a new one using the free beading supplies provided.

Please register by September 8, September 15, and September 22 by calling 780-532-8111, or e-mail


Sculpt Party

September 18

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

We are having a sculpt party and you are invited! This event is for artists and art appreciators of all ages. The Art Gallery is featuring GIFT, a sculptural art activity within the exhibition Tuloy, Tawid.

Everyone is welcome to this FREE event. All materials are provided. *While quantities last.


Virtual Events:

Meet the Artist: Virtual Exhibition Tour with Free Art Activity Kit

September 1 to 30


Hosted by the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

We are pleased to offer a series called Meet the Artist. With this resource, you will be able to take your group on a virtual tour with the artist, through their exhibition at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie. We have created this program for you to be able to ‘visit’ the Art Gallery in the comfort of your classroom, home or other location. After your group has watched the virtual exhibition tour, you can facilitate the art project inspired by the artist’s exhibition with our FREE art activity kits.

The two options for the virtual exhibition tour with free art activity kit are:

  • Meet Calgary based artist, Carl White as he talks about his exhibition I Dreamed a Universe! 
  • Meet local artist, Carmen Haakstad talking about his exhibition Domino VI.

Please email or call 780-357-7480 to coordinate the delivery of the FREE art activity kits to your location with you.

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Virtual Artist Talk: Tuloy, Tawid

Featuring Julius Poncelet Manapul, Marigold Santos, and Karen Zalamea

September 10

6:00 – 8:oopm

Hosted by the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Click the link below to REGISTER for free
Join us for our second Live Talk with the artists and curators of the ‘Tuloy, Tawid’ exhibition where we will have a conversation about the concept of the exhibition and hear from the artists on their art practice. This talk features artists Julius Poncelet Manapul, Marigold Santos, and Karen Zalamea with Curators Kuh Del Rosario and Manar Abo Touk.
Tuloy, Tawid was developed while thinking through and critically examining the balikbayan box as a charged symbol for the Filipino diaspora (Hof 2018, 99). From Filipinos living abroad to loved ones in the Philippines – provisional imports are dispatched to satisfy anticipated needs, as well as requested goods. The proliferation of this gesture of care can be tracked from every direction around the globe, resulting in an estimated 18,000 containers received per year (Hof 2018, 95) as of 2015. This number has surely grown since. Thus, the balikbayan box serves not only as a form of kinship work (Milgram 2019, 53), maintaining important connections within family and community, but has grown into a lucrative industry, blurring the distinctions between gift and commodity. With such a complicated network of entanglements, the balikbayan box serves only as a beginning to a much larger discussion about the Filipino migration, as it informs and expands national borders, implicates notions of identity, cultural dynamics, evolving traditions and adapted rituals.
Through the unique perspective and geographical position of each artist, Tuloy, Tawid offers an exhibition with both breadth and specificity, at once. Featuring works by artists – Zeus Bascon (Laguna, Philippines), KoloWn (Philippines), Greys Lockheart (Cebu City, Philippines), Julius Poncelet Manapul (Toronto, Canada), Marigold Santos (Calgary, Canada) and Karen Zalamea (Vancouver, Canada) – this exhibition examines the Filipino experience, entangled and layered by the diaspora. By selecting artists from such diverse backgrounds, with distinct relationships to their own Filipino ancestry, Tuloy,Tawid proposes new ways of continuing on, and crossing to a more inclusive and generous future.
This exhibition is sponsored by Pizza Hut
Posted September 1, 2021 in Art, News