Courtesy of labeat.ca
The Allied Arts Council are ready for the 2012 Alberta Summer Games.
A good selection of Lethbridge culture will be on display throughout the city during the Alberta Summer Games.
“There will be something for everyone— theatre, music and art and the Green Fools,” said Derek Stevenson, Allied Arts Council communications co-ordinator.
In addition to the gallery hop, July 28, featuring free wine from around the world and the new exhibits at the Bowman Arts Centre, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Burning ground Studios, the Trianon Gallery and the Dr. Foster James Penny building, there will be a lot more. Stilt-walkers, the Green Fools will be wandering around the venues as well.
There will be buskers playing at every venue and Delhi2Dublin will be performing at the opening ceremonies, July 26 in the Enmax Centre.
If you like drama, this week will be the last chance to catch New West’s production of Bandstand, which closes on Saturday, July 28.
Shakespeare in the Park’s popular presentation of A Midsummers Night’s Dream runs Thursday and Friday until Aug. 10.
“There is also an artisan’s market on Friday and Saturday at the Gate,” Stevenson said.
“There will be some performers there and local artists as well,” he said.
The Ammena Dance Company, Canadian Rocky Mountain Cloggers, Fernando Espindola, Karen Romanchuk, Leanna Santangelo and Sariah Nilsson are among the performers at the Gate from noon to 8 p.m. each day.
“There will be dance, music all sorts of stuff,” Stevenson said.
There will also be events at the Galt Museum, where their sports themed exhibit “Champions and Challenges,” about local athletes runs until Sept. 9. There will also be a heritage fair at the University of Lethbridge First Choice recreation centre.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun. Hopefully people will be able to see our arts and culture as well as sports,” he said.
Most of the events are free except the opening ceremonies.
— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor