Art In Motion

July 9, 2022
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July 9, 2022

Celebrate our city’s art and culture with Art in Motion!

Art is on the move at key downtown locations including the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Towne Square, Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park and the broader downtown area. This multi-faceted event kicks off in the afternoon and moves into the evening and night. Enjoy all ages daytime activities, Mural Fest events, Downtown Art Walk, Midnight Madness and much more.

Take in live art demonstrations, get hands on and create it yourself, and support local artisans by checking out the Open Air Art Market at Towne Square. Enjoy live music and cultural performances or get in motion with many community groups like the Medicine Hat Paddle Club with their Great Big Paddle happening on the river! Explore downtown, take in pop-up events and treat yourself to shopping and tasty eats!

SATURDAY July 9 | 1 PM until Late | Buskers all day all over downtown

Esplanade | 1-5 PM

•    Drop-in graffiti workshops with Jeff Goring

•    Graffiti art demonstrations

•    Cousins Skateboard Community and Medicine Hat Skateboard Association skate school and demonstrations

•    Collaborative paint by numbers mural

•    Littles window art station

•    Hands on activities and demonstrations with local artists

•    Augmented reality exploration with exhibiting artist Heidi Mackenzie and PULP.digital.creators (1-3 PM)

•    Hula Hoop demos and workshops with Dina Jubrak

Towne Square | 1-5 PM

•    Open Air Art market

•    Food trucks

•    Chalk art with Painter Girl

•    Balloon Animals with Jack n' Jill Parties

•    Live music and Performers

•    And more

Riverside Veteran’s Memorial Park | 1-5 PM

•    Cultural Performances

•    Picnic area (bring your own lawn chair or blanket)

•    Colour Blast Zone – colour water fight, water blasters, paint pigment, bring your own or use available, wear white! | 1-3 PM

•    And more

MuralFest (all day)

•    Two key downtown locations to be announced on the website

•    Murals by Toronto based artists, Jarus and Bacon

Art Walk 7-10 PM

•    Esplanade Public Reception (7-9 PM) | Brick by Brick with Heidi McKenzie

           Music by Logan Straub / Cash Bar / Refreshments

•    Various displays and events at participating downtown locations

Midnight Madness | 5 PM - 12 AM

•    Multiple businesses downtown will be open late

Fictional Bookings Art Walk After Party | 625 2 St SE (King Edwards) | 9 PM-Late

•    Rope Bunny + Pride Drag Queen Show

Other Events in and around downtown (*registration or tickets required)

•    Style Wars - Documentary film screening | 6 PM | Esplanade Studio Theatre | FREE

•    Brick by Brick - Public Reception with the artist | 7 PM | Esplanade | FREE

            

•    The Great Big Paddle | Noon - around 2:30 PM

           Starts in Echo Dale and ends in Strathcona Island Park

•    Railroad District Historic Walking Tour | 2 PM *

•    Miywasin Story Tour | 12-4:30 PM *

•    Pickleball Championships | Big Marble Go Centre | July 8-10 | 8am - 5pm | free for spectators *

•    Dancing Queen: A Tribute to ABBA | Esplanade | 8PM *

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