artsPeak Canmore Arts Festival

A Canadian Rocky Mountain Arts Festival

Presented by the Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation, artsPeak is an annual festival celebrating the arts in Canmore. We invite you to explore your creative side and meet some of the incredible artists working in our community with our free festival events!

The 11th artsPeak Festival takes place
  September 27, 28 & 29, 2013

Lend a Helping Hand!

We’d love to have your support as a volunteer during or leading up to the festival or as a sponsor through a financial contribution or an in-kind donation. Please contact us if you’d like to support the festival in any way.

To sign up for a volunteer shift, please see our schedule of shifts available.

Note: Volunteers who sign up on the schedule should also plan to attend the volunteer information night on Tuesday, September 24, details TBA.


Festival Line-up

Canmore will be bursting at the seams with events celebrating the arts during the Alberta Culture Days weekend. artsPeak is pleased to be part of the weekend activities with these free, fun festival offerings:

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artStage Showcase Performance

September 27, 2013 at Communitea Cafe
Corner of 10th Street & 6th Avenue
doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:00 p.m.

Kick-off the festival weekend with a rollicking night showcasing the incredible variety of performing artists in our community. The showcase includes songstress Marion Walsh, improv theatre with the Canmore Improv Association, spoken word poetry with the Migratory Words Writers’ Collective, the folk-indie-rock music of Elk Run & Riot, and a whole lot of fun! Limited seating capacity, please come early to avoid disappointment.

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artLearn Workshops

September 28 & 29, 2013

Always admired the work artists in our community do, and wanted to find out how they do it? Now you have a chance to get your hands dirty and create something in a fun introductory environment!

Workshops are free, but registration is required.

More information

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artCollaborate Community Art Project

September 28 & 29, 2013 at Elevation Place
700 Railway Avenue
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join project lead artist Katie Borrowman and add your individual touch to a clay tile that will become part of a large river-themed mosaic, which we plan to install at the Canmore Community Arts Centre when it opens in 2014!

More Alberta Culture Days Activities!

September 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2013

Visit the Town of Canmore Arts & Events calendar for a full listing of events taking place during Canmore’s Alberta Culture Days celebration.

Programming subject to change.


Thank you to our festival supporters:

Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Alberta Culture

Alberta Culture

Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Canmore

Town of Canmore

Communitea Cafe

Communitea Cafe

Mountain FM

Official Media Sponsor: Mountain FM


Alpine Book Peddlers

Alpine Insurance Inc.

Bow Valley Basics

Bow Valley Foundation

Jon Frolick

JK Bakery

Impression Design

Rocky Mountain Soap Company

The Georgetown Inn


Canadian Heritage - Patrimoine Canada

Alberta logo Alberta
Lafarge North America

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Bow Valley Basics

Canmore Artists and Artisans Guild

Cause Canada

Elevation Gallery

106.5 Mountain FM

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Town of Canmore

Travel Alberta

Visual Café