Meet the Street
Meet the Street Arts & Culture Festival
September 3-5, 2021
Red Deer, Alberta
Red Deer’s Meet the Street is an inclusive arts and culture festival in its inaugural year with a vision of engaging community and supporting growth by showcasing central Alberta’s diverse creators. Our mission is to encourage broader community involvement in the activation of our downtown core through music, visual art, performances and meaningful partnerships.
The creation of up to 10 downtown, back-alley murals will precede a three-day festival and kickoff the month long celebration of Alberta Culture Days. The murals will enhance the vibrancy of Red Deer’s downtown spaces, contribute to the creation of community landmarks that foster civic pride and provide an inspiring backdrop to future outdoor events in the downtown core.
Meet the Street and The City of Red Deer recognize that our event and murals are produced on the Indigenous traditional territories represented by Treaty 6 and 7. This land is also acknowledged as an historic Métis gathering site. It is our goal to honour and strengthen our relationship with one another by providing a platform for First Nations’ artists to share their contemporary and/or traditional cultural expressions and histories.
Due to an overwhelming response to the call for artists, the committee requires additional time to review submissions. All artists will be contacted by March 10, and those selected for the short list will be contacted again before March 22 for more information about your project. Thank you to everyone who applied!