Join us this summer for the Canmore Folk DIY Online Festival presented by TD. We are bringing you a unique website with concerts, workshops, a family area, and an artisan and food vendor area. Decide for yourself what to watch and when to watch! The website goes live on July 31 and you will have up until September 25th to DIY with our wonderful 2021 line-up including:
Bella White / Catherine MacLellan / Cécile Doo-Kingué / Dennis Ellsworth / Emily Triggs / Irish Mythen / Lori Reid / The Slocan Ramblers / Sultans of String featuring – Ifrah Mansour, Tamar Ilana, Waleed Abdulhamid, Edmar Castaneda, and Gundem Yayli Grubu / Suzie Vinnick / Trundled / Wyatt C. Louis
The 2021 DIY Online Festival presented by TD is brought to you for free by our presenting sponsor TD, Canadian Heritage, SOCAN Foundation, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Rotary Club of Canmore and by generous donations from people like you.
“TD understands the vital role artists and musicians play in shaping communities and bringing people together. That’s why TD is proud to support the Canmore Folk Festival to help amplify diverse voices in arts and culture, strengthen resiliency across communities, and support musicians that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.” – said Shawnnette Fraser, District Vice President, Calgary North, TD Canada Trust.
This year we have partnered with Canmore’s community arts centre, artsPlace, to bring you a fun Family Area with crafts and music featuring some of our talented local artists and educators. Local artist Margo Petroff created our beautiful festival graphics which will be featured not only on our poster but t-shirts and other festival wares as well. Stay tuned for a pop-up shop in the coming weeks, and our festival merchandise store open over the August long weekend.
Looking for ideas for take-out or that perfect gift for a special someone in your life? Check out the Food Vendors Page and Online Artisan Village.
We realize that it has been a hard year for most people and are offering things by donation if you have the means. It is a big undertaking to weather this pandemic, especially for a small not-for-profit arts organization. With the safety of our audience, artists, volunteers, and vendors in mind as well as the fiscal health of our organization we had to make the decision a while back to cancel our regular festival. Donations to the festival go a long way to ensure our 45th annual event next year will be a stellar one and keep us on a steady road long into the future.
Stay well, be safe and enjoy our online offering for this summer.
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