Once again, downtown Okotoks will be filled with the creativity of local artists using recycled products to create imaginative art installations. The art pieces intend to raise environmental awareness, animate spaces, and entertain audiences. Residents can begin viewing these pieces on July 18 until August 22.
The festival is entering its second year and will feature 17 art installations created by approximately 25 artists who are from Okotoks and Calgary.
Residents will be able to download a printable map of the installation locations at Okotoks.ca/Nooks, or pick up a map from participating businesses and the Okotoks Art Gallery starting on Friday, July 17.
“This year we hope locals and visitors will saunter around downtown safely enjoying the art pieces while supporting local businesses,” said Allan Boss, culture and heritage manager. “We ask that everyone follow Alberta Health Services rules as COVID-19 continues to circulate our province. To be safe, please avoid touching the art and observe physical distancing protocols.”
Last year’s festival featured 10 artists from Okotoks and Calgary who used re-purposed materials to liven up eight hidden corners of downtown, in partnership with 12 Okotoks businesses. Environmental awareness and sustainability are key themes in this festival, and the materials used in all installations will be recyclable items from the Okotoks Eco Centre or provided by the artist.
For a list of participating businesses and more information visit, Okotoks.ca/Nooks.