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Okotoks celebrates Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days

The Town of Okotoks is celebrating Alberta Culture Days with several scheduled activities throughout September.

On Saturday, September 11, a one-day Art on the Lawn will be displayed on the Okotoks Art Gallery’s front lawn. The Members Show and Sale will be featured inside the gallery for viewing. The Okotoks Museum and Archives will welcome Holly Hardman and Joanne Vang, curators of the Side Saddles of the Canadian West exhibit, who will be on hand to answer your questions about side saddles. The museum’s attic and playhouse will reopen to the public for unstructured fun.

Every Tuesday in September, join Museum and Archives Specialist Kathy Coutts for Tuesday Tours at 10 a.m. Each tour focuses on a different part of Okotoks.

Saturday, September 25 is the 40th anniversary of the Station (the Okotoks Art Gallery building). The building will receive a municipal heritage designation plaque; festivities include button making, and cupcakes will be served.  The Okotoks Art Gallery will also be featuring two new exhibits: Kimberly Ohman’sThis Seat’s Taken and Wanru Kemp’s Moon Gate.

On September 30, the Okotoks Museum and Archives will honour Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The museum will feature the documentary Little Moccasins, the history of Dunbow Residential School and the shoes that are preserved from the 215 memorial held in Okotoks in June.

Find out more about Okotoks’ participation in Alberta Culture Days by visiting https://www.alberta.ca/lookup/culture-events-search.aspx