The Mayor's Celebration of the Arts Awards ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. Join us in celebrating 10 years of applauding St. Albert artists, arts champions and community leaders. Recognition will be given in the following categories: Arts Champion Award: Recognizing an individual, organization or corporation who makes an exceptional contribution to the arts in St. Albert as a leader; volunteer; advocate; supporter; sponsor and/or philanthropist. Emerging Artist: Honours an artist in the early stages of a career and is working towards becoming a recognized professional artist. Established Artist: Applauding artists who are receiving critical recognition for excellence in their art practice in St. Albert and beyond. Excellence in Arts Teaching: Recognizing the important contribution of those who strive for excellence in arts teaching. Youth Artist: Celebrating St. Albert’s Young Artists. Individuals between the ages of 13 and 21 years of age are eligible for this award. Lifetime Achievement in the Arts: This is awarded to artists who have made long-standing and significant achievements over the course of an entire career. Tickets range from $15 to $25 and can be purchased via Ticketmaster. 2019 marks the 22nd year of Night of Artists! Once again the show returns to the St. Albert Enjoy Centre for four days of art, music, food, drinks, awards and an overall celebration of the arts! Night of Artists History – In 1997 Phil Alain rented a small community hall in the city of St. Albert, set up all his artwork around the perimeter of the room, had a friend play piano, his sister sing, and food and drinks were provided in a party like atmosphere to a small but supportive crowd of 150 people. The event was a hit and Alain was able to show and promote his artwork in a new and exciting way. From that day forward Night of Artists was born and as of 2019 Night of Artists has been featured across Canada in over 250 events and the annual event now receives over 3000 guests over a three-day festival. Night of Artists is designed as an opportunity for artists to showcase their artworks with other artists through a fun and exciting event that appeals to the masses. The idea behind the show is based on collaboration and teamwork. Thus the shows success for over 22 years has been a reflection of community coming together in support of the arts.
Friday, March 22: Night of Artists Gala
Featuring The Daniel Gervais Trio; The Stringbeans Quartet; Viraj Wanigasekera Male Belly Dancer; Firefly Theatre. Over 1000 art works for viewing and purchase! Tickets $20 in advance $25 at the door. Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 23: NOA Artwalk
View art and enjoy live music all day long. Featuring Natalie Bryson, Olivia Street, Carrie Day, Lara Yule Singh and much more! Free entry or by donation. Pre-registered guests are entered into draws for door prizes. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 24: NOA Artwalk
View art and enjoy live music all day long. Featuring Elliot Thomas, Laurel-Lee Maclure, Aurora Lenihan and much more! Free entry or by donation. Pre-registered guests are entered into draws for door prizes. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online:
It all takes place at the Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Drive, St. Albert.
101 Riel Drive