Arts & Culture Festival

52° North Music and Cultural Festival

Red Deer is the host city for the 2019 Canada Winter Games from February 15 – March 2, 2019. The 2019 Canada Winter Games is the largest multi-sport event to be hosted in Alberta since the 1988 Olympics and is expected to attract 20,000 visitors, 3,600 participants and impact the economy by over $100 million.

The City of Red Deer and the Canada Winter Games Host Society have teamed up to create a winter market at the 2019 Canada Winter Games festival grounds. Artisan Avenue is a carefully curated event that will showcase an array of ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, paintings, literary works, sculptural pieces, housewares and other unique handcrafted items, all produced by local authors, artists and crafts people.

The application deadline was October 31. Successful applicants will be contacted.

Artisan Avenue

The City of Red Deer and the Canada Winter Games Host Society have teamed up to create a winter market at the 2019 Canada Winter Games festival grounds. Artisan Avenue is a carefully curated event that will showcase an array of ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography, paintings, literary works, sculptural pieces, housewares and other unique handcrafted items, all produced by local authors, artists and crafts people.

Location and Hours of Operation

Location

Artisan Avenue will be located at the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza, 5205 48 Avenue, Red Deer.

Hours of Operation

Week 1
Saturday, February 16  4 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 4 - 8 p.m.
Monday, February 18 2 - 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 21 4 - 8 p.m.
Friday, February 22 4 - 8 p.m.
Week 2
Saturday, February 23 2 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 24 4 - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 27 4 - 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 28 4 - 8 p.m.
Friday, March 1 4 - 8 p.m.
Vendor Requirements
  • Vendors are expected to arrive on time ready to serve the public and remain open until the end of each day for the duration of the festival
  • Vendors are required to keep their area clean
  • Vendors must provide display cases/stands
  • Vendors are not permitted to sub-lease any portion of their space(s)
  • As a chosen vendor your staff are expected to be courteous and presentable to the public at all times
Vendors Receive
  • A warm space to set up your booth
  • Secure storage space
  • Access to power
  • One 8 foot table and chairs
  • Business name included in promotional materials when possible

Downtown activations

Call for musicians, performers and storytellers for downtown performances 

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for musicians, storytellers and performers to provide entertainment in City Hall Park and other downtown locations during the 2019 Canada Winter Games, February 15 to March 2, 2019. 

Solo or duo acoustic performances will be hosted at an outdoor warming zone in a small, intimate environment. Performers of all genres are encouraged to submit, and there is no submission fee. 

Click here to access the submission form (pdf)

Submissions are due December 15, 2018.