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Events & Workshops

The ACCSC and our member organizations host a number of events and workshops throughout the year. 


ACCSC Signature Events

  • Arty Party - Will be held in January of each year. A chance to meet your Board, other members and network while hearing about the upcoming
  • Arts Expo - Held historically the second week in February but may go into March. This event was created in 2009 to advocate and showcase local visual artists. Performers and arts and culture based organizations. Artwork, programs and general information are provided to inform, engage and encourage public participation.  We shall co-host with Keep It Local in 2018.
  • Heritage Day of Strathcona County this event will be held in June of each year. This year's event will incorporate Canada's 150 year celebration with a culturally diverse and spotlight artisan showcase event.
  • Alberta Culture Days in Strathcona County – This event coincides with provincial and national arts and culture celebrations. A celebration of grass-roots arts communities, including displays, information, artists at work and interactive projects for the entire family. This dynamic and fun event presents the arts in their simplest forms to be enjoyed by all ages. We will co-host with the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County's Words in the Park event.

The ACCSC offers a variety of workshops which have included and are not limited to: Grant Writing, Marketing, Public Speaking, Song Writing and Photography. The ACCSC strives to work with our membership to provide quality and meaningful workshops in all areas of artistic development.

Members can forward their events and workshops to info@accsc.ca to be posted on this site. 

Upcoming events

    • November 10, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • December 21, 2017
    • Gallery 501 120, 501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4X3

    Light in the Land - the Nature of Canada
    by Dr. Roberta Bondar

    Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Bondar's first flight!

    November 10 - December 21, 2017
    Unveiling Reception: Friday, November 10 @ 7p.m.

    501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park

    Artist will be in attendance

    • November 25, 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sherwood Park United Church 20 Fir St, Sherwood Park

    The Josephburg Choral Society (JCS) presents

    How Can I Keep from Singing?
    A prelude to the Christmas Season featuring The Men’s Chorus, The Handbell Ensemble and Special guests, 6 Minute Warning (6MW)

    Saturday, November 25, 2017, 7 pm
    Sherwood Park United Church
    20 Fir St, Sherwood Park

    Tickets are available for $20 from any member of JCS or by
    contacting Len Shrimpton at 780-464-4264.

    Tickets are also available online from Eventbrite for an additional service charge.

    You’ll enjoy the close harmonies of the men’s chorus, the resonance of the handbells and the a cappella harmonies,
    seamless phrasing, thrilling lead solos, and intricate beatboxing of 6 Minute Warning​.

    For more information go to josephburgchoralsociety.com
    and 6minutewarning.com

    • December 01, 2017
    • December 31, 2017
    • Edmonton Valley Zoo



    DATES: DECEMBER 1 – 3, 8 – 10, 15 – 17, 22 – 24 & 26 – 31, 2017 | 5 – 9 PM

    Edmonton, the most northern city in North America with a population of over one million, is a world renowned winter metropolis with the proud title of Festival City. This December, Zoominescence, hosted by the Valley Zoo Development Society, will stage a spectacular exhibition of artistic light installations within the unique setting of the Edmonton Valley Zoo.

    The festival’s vision is to celebrate light, artistry, imagination and the strong spirit of our community in the winter. It will run for a 18 day period every December weekend.



    Calling all creatives! We are currently seeking organizations or individuals (local artists, architects, designers) with a passion for the arts and the environment to share their vision with the local community. We invite anyone with an artistic vision to design an exhibit for the festival.

    The theme of the competition is “Canada 150 & Our Energy Future”. Individuals or teams are able to work with different light materials, ice sculptures or any other creative ideas to design a winter light themed exhibit that either celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary or showcases renewable or alternative energy methods in its construction. Keep in mind, many of these exhibits will also include the stars of the Edmonton Valley Zoo themselves, the animals!

    A few things to keep in mind regarding the competition application is:

    • Chosen projects will be provided with a budget of $3,500.00. Your use of the funds is discretionary as long as the project approved is the project built.
    • Power will be provided by the Edmonton Valley Zoo, you just need to ensure the exhibit is maintained: keep in mind our harsh winter conditions. Your project must include power needs and specifications…keeping in mind alternative energy sources are the preferred manner. We require our artists to use timers to minimize the power used during the 10 day festival period.
    • Be creative: anything goes here with materials, this can be ice, lights, anything! Just let us know what we can help provide to you!
    • This is fun! So keep it lighthearted and enjoyable! We want energetic people with a love of the arts to share in this experience.

    Project submission deadline is August 1st, 2017. A map is provided to you in the information package outlining the areas for installations and their sizes. A judging panel of industry leaders will take place in July and August. Winning projects will be notified September 1st and announced shortly after. If your submission is selected, you will receive your funding of $3500 within a shortly after the announcement.

    Participants must submit a detailed project outline that includes a rendering, material list, required footprint and a description of how their installation either encompasses alternative energy or sends a message about energy consumption by August 1st, 2017. Applicants must include a plan for installation and teardown, including timeline to install and maintenance requirements during the entire festival. You can mail, fax or email your submissions to the following:

    Valley Zoo Development Society
    13315 Buena Vista Road Box 2359
    Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7


    An information evening will be planned shortly after successful applicants are selected. At that point in time applicant will be able to select the location of their installations. If you would like to come and see the site please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Please complete the following application about your project. For more information, please call the Valley Zoo Development Society at 780-496-6924. Or email fol@buildingourzoo.com. Thank you for your support!


    • March 17, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Agora, Community Centre, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
    • 3

    Keep It Local - 17th March 2018


    Please register for this event as we only have 10 tables allocated to us. Normal table fee applies - $25.00


    The ACCSC will be sponsoring the event.


    ACCSC Vendor Contract 

Past events

November 18, 2017 Christmas Marketplace
October 28, 2017 Annual Art Show
October 13, 2017 ACCSC Fall Art Show
October 13, 2017 Call for Submissions - Celebrating Canadian Art
October 11, 2017 Newsletter Submissions Wanted
September 30, 2017 Alberta Culture Days 2017
September 15, 2017 Call For Artists - ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES
September 09, 2017 Quiet Stories from Canadian Places
August 05, 2017 Chautauqua Tent - Gallery 501
July 21, 2017 Loft Art Gallery & Gift Shop
July 07, 2017 Joe Fafard: Retailles
June 24, 2017 Summer Author Readings
June 24, 2017 Hidden Treasurers Open Art Studio Tour
June 18, 2017 The Wye String Ensemble Year-End Concert
June 11, 2017 Heritage Day of Strathcona County
May 26, 2017 Student Art Show
May 06, 2017 Unveiling Reception - Strathcona Salon Series
May 01, 2017 Books, Bites & Bubby
April 12, 2017 ACCSC Annual General Meeting
April 01, 2017 The Josephburg Choral Society Spring Concert
March 31, 2017 Habitat Shift
March 03, 2017 'Oh Canada (I'm sorry)'
February 18, 2017 Loft Art Gallery & Gift Shop
January 22, 2017 Butterflies in Winter: A Public Art Celebration of Limenitis Wall
January 21, 2017 Arty Party
November 26, 2016 Open Mic for Writers
November 12, 2016 Art Society Christmas Market
November 06, 2016 Strathcona County Public Art Celebration
November 03, 2016 Strathcona County Diversity Committee - Blanket Exercise
October 29, 2016 Art Society Loft Gallery
October 29, 2016 The Elk Island Art Club's Annual Art Show 2016
October 05, 2016 A Brand New Venue for the Elk Island Art Club
October 01, 2016 Introduction to African Drumming with Azure Drumming at Alberta Culture Days
October 01, 2016 Alberta Culture Days 2016 - Call for Artists
October 01, 2016 Alberta Culture Days Workshops
September 10, 2016 The Loft Gallery & Gift Shop
September 06, 2016 Art Society of Strathcona County Workshops Fall 2016
September 01, 2016 Dab 'n Gab Paint Night
August 19, 2016 Strathcona County Library Annual Book Sale
July 15, 2016 ACACA Alberta Wide Exhibit
July 13, 2016 Call for Artists: Art on the Patio
July 10, 2016 Savour Strathcona
July 10, 2016 Strathcona County Garden Tour
June 25, 2016 Hidden Treasures Open Studio Tour
June 06, 2016 Photography Workshop - Promoting Your Work
May 14, 2016 Grant Writing Workshop for the Arts
May 08, 2016 Mother's Day Tea
May 06, 2016 Student Art Show
May 05, 2016 My Heritage 2016 Exhibit
April 21, 2016 ACCSC Annual General Meeting
April 16, 2016 Burial Options Society of Strathcona Film Series
April 15, 2016 Spring into Art!
April 13, 2016 Ginger & Rosemary Theatre presents "Three on a Seesaw"
April 11, 2016 Art Society of Strathcona County Workshops
March 19, 2016 Celebration of the Arts Expo 2016
March 19, 2016 Arts Expo Vendor Registration 2016
January 16, 2016 Arty Party
October 17, 2015 Elk Island Art Club Annual Art Show 2015
September 26, 2015 Alberta Culture Days Improvisation Workshop
September 26, 2015 Alberta Culture Days Hoop Dancing Workshop
September 26, 2015 Alberta Culture Days Aboriginal Awareness & Craft Workshop
September 26, 2015 Celebrate Alberta Culture Days with us.
September 26, 2015 Call for Artists - Alberta Culture Days 2015
September 26, 2015 Celebrate Culture Days with the Art Society
August 14, 2015 Annual Library Book Sale
August 13, 2015 Ashton's Folly - Heritage Mile Society Art Installation Unveiling
July 01, 2015 Call for Artists - Canada Day Celebration
May 02, 2015 2015 WFSC Writers Conference
April 23, 2015 ACCSC Annual General Meeting
April 16, 2015 ASSC 30th Anniversary Spring Art Show
February 28, 2015 Celebration of the Arts Vendor Registration 2015
February 28, 2015 Celebration of the Arts Expo 2015
February 27, 2015 Celebration of the Arts Gala
January 21, 2015 Art Society of Strathcona County Workshops January to April 2015
October 25, 2014 Annual Art Show & Sale - Elk Island Art Club
October 17, 2014 Art is in the Air - Fall Art Show & Sale
October 01, 2014 Fall Workshops - Art Society of Strathcona County
September 27, 2014 Alberta Culture Days 2014
September 27, 2014 Call for Artists - Alberta Culture Days 2014
September 27, 2014 What is Pop Art?
September 19, 2014 13 Commandments of Successful Painting (all mediums) - Johannes Vloothuis
August 27, 2014 Call for Artists - Art on the Patio
August 20, 2014 Call for Artists - Art on the Patio
August 06, 2014 Call for Artists - Art on the Patio
July 26, 2014 Alberta Wide Art Exhibit Opening & Artist Reception
July 23, 2014 Call for Artists - Art on the Patio
July 19, 2014 Alberta Community Art Clubs Association's Alberta Wide Art Exhibit
July 09, 2014 Call for Artists - Art on the Patio
July 01, 2014 Volunteers Needed - Strathcona County Canada Day Celebration
June 28, 2014 My Tuscan Adventure - Elaine Tweedy Artwork Showing
May 30, 2014 Finding One's Muse - with Ron Wigglesworth
May 11, 2014 Art Society of Strathcona County - Mother's Day Tea & Art Sale
May 09, 2014 High School Student Art Competition, Show & Sale
May 09, 2014 Arbor Day - Strathcona Art Gallery @501
April 26, 2014 Mastering Acrylics for Intermediate to Advanced Artists - with David Langevin
April 23, 2014 ACCSC Annual General Meeting
April 05, 2014 Negative Painting in Watercolours - with Dess Plewis
March 29, 2014 WFSC 2014 Writers Conference
March 13, 2014 3 Sessions in Pastels - with Joyce Boyer
February 28, 2014 Multimedia Exhibition at Centre d'arts visuels de l'Alberta
February 28, 2014 Art Society Photography Workshop
February 22, 2014 Arts Expo 2014
February 21, 2014 Celebration for the Arts
February 10, 2014 Art Society Painting with Oils Workshop
February 08, 2014 Art Society Drawing Workshop
January 23, 2014 Member's Meeting
November 29, 2013 Strathcona Potters Christmas Sale
November 03, 2013 The Loft Gallery & Gift Shop Open
October 30, 2013 Member's Meeting
September 28, 2013 Alberta Arts & Culture Days September 28 & 29
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