Wetaskiwin Festival of Arts and Ag to Celebrate What’s Great About Wetaskiwin

 On Saturday, August 27th streets in downtown Wetaskiwin will be closed to vehicle traffic. However, expect to see approximately 2000+ guests taking in the free entertainment and displays at this amazing one day event: the 2nd annual Wetaskiwin Festival of Arts and Ag.
 The Wetaskiwin Festival of Arts & Agriculture is a street festival designed to celebrate what’s great about Wetaskiwin. On the afternoon of August 27, 2011, Main Street (50 Avenue between 50 Street and 51 Street) in Wetaskiwin will be blocked off to make room for local musicians, painters, photographers, farmers, artisans, entertainers and businesses.
 The event is planned for all to enjoy. The citizens of Wetaskiwin are invited to celebrate the great things about their hometown.  People from surrounding communities also most welcome to come and enjoy the festivities and to discover what Wetaskiwin has to offer. This is a community driven event funded on a shoestring budget. But, judging from the positive comments from people who attended the Festival of Arts and Ag, 2010, it can be done when a community comes together to support a cause.
 The planning committee headed by Festival founder, Brady Weiler has some reminders leading up to the August 27th event.
 The Main Stage for the Wetaskiwin Festival of Arts & Agriculture will be set up at the intersection of 51 Street and 50 Avenue. It will feature local musicians, comedians, dancers, performers, drummers and otherwise talented people. Phone 780 361 4450 if you would like to perform.
 The Marketplace at the Wetaskiwin Festival of Arts & Agriculture is scheduled to be setup up on 51 Street (between 49 and 50 Avenue) and along 50 Avenue (between 51 and 50 Street). These streets will be closed down to allow vendors and various groups to display their wares, crafts and other cultural items. If you are a business or cultural group from the Wetaskiwin area and would like to reserve a table, phone 780-361-4450.
 The Arts & Crafts Pavilion at the Wetaskiwin Festival of Arts & Agri-culture will be located inside at 4904 - 51 Street. It will feature works of art from talent painters, photographers, quilters and other artists from across the region. If you are an artist from the Wetaskiwin area and would like to display your works in the Arts Pavilion, phone 780-352-3519.
 The Kids Zone will feature music, activities and lots of fun things to do for the kids. It is being organized and supported by the Wetaskiwin Public Library and supported by two amazing local organizations, Wetaskiwin Parent Link and the Children’s Indoor Playground Society of Wetaskiwin.
 Watch for announcements about added features to Festival 2011: the motorcycle rally in support of Wetaskiwin Toy Run, outdoor movie, displays, competitions, entertainment and much more.
 Volunteers are necessary to make this event a resounding success so please contact the Festival website, www.wetaskiwinfestival.com  to put your name forward. The website will provide contact and event information. It will be updated as information becomes available.  Facebook page is - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wetaskiwin-Festival-of-Arts-Agriculture.

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