There’s some great fun coming up this weekend in Edmonton … several of the non-profit arts organizations in the city are teaming up for a day and an evening of art-and-community-making.


Saturday, July 21

Workshops & Drop-Ins: 12:00 – 5:00pm 
at Harcourt House, SNAP, FAVA, and the Nina Haggerty Centre

After Party: 6:00 – 10:00pm at Harcourt House

Illuminate offers lots of opportunities to participate in a range of FREE art-making events. Everyone is encouraged to come and explore their own creativity and help to foster and nurture the local arts community.


Harcourt House will be offering life drawing sessions, paper bag lantern workshops and the opportunity to add to a collaborative wall mural within the gallery space. 3rd Floor, 10215 112 Street,

FAVA (the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta) will be hosting a scratch animation workshop. Paint, draw and scratch on film with your own two hands, and be surprised and delighted when you run your film through a projector. Harcourt House Annex Building, 10211- 112 Street.

At SNAP’s printshop,  you can learn how to create your own candle lanterns with custom-made silkscreen images. Learn the ins and outs of the screen-printing process and become acquainted with the beauty of printmaking. 12056 – Jasper Ave.

The Nina Haggerty Centre will be creating collaborative lanterns using stencils and other various drawing techniques. Learn new drawing techniques and realize them within illuminating lantern format! 9225 – 118 Ave.

From each location, you’ll receive a ticket stub to be submitted into a drawPrizes will be based off of how many events you attended so swing by all the centers and make some illuminating art!

AFTER-PARTY at Harcourt House from 6pm – 10pm where there will ample amounts of food, drink, live music from Philip Daniel, Jordan Blackburn, and Susan Winters, the prize draw, and (of course) lights!

It looks like it’s going to be a really fun time – looking forward to it!

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