Events & Programs

Updated July 2022

The ACCSC and our member organizations host a number of events, activities and

workshops throughout the year. 

Here’s What’s Being Planned Right Now!

There’s a whole lot of exciting programs we’re working on right now and we can’t wait to bring them to you! Here’s a preview of what’s coming.

Our inaugural Pecha Kucha event will feature stories and presentations from some 8 members of our community and will be held Friday September 23 at the AJ Ottewell Community Centre (The Red Barn) 590 Broadmoor Blvd.

What is Pecha Kucha?

The PechaKucha 20x20 presentation format is a slide show of 20 images, each auto-advancing after 20 seconds. It’s non-stop and presenters have got just 400 seconds to tell their story. PechaKucha was created in Japan in 2003 by renowned architects, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham.

The word “PechaKucha” is Japanese for “chit chat.” Pecha Kucha has flourished in popularity over the last few decades. There are now over 1200 cities around the world that host Pecha Kucha Nights. Head over here for more information on Pecha Kucha and examples of Pecha Kucha presentations.

What is a Pecha Kucha Night?

Pecha Kucha rapidly expanded from a presentation style to an event. Topics range from holiday photos to social messages, People globally are drawn to the idea for its creativity and inclusivity.

A Pecha Kucha night is fun, informative, social, casual and very addictive! There’s

nothing formal or stuffy about this night out! Admission is by donation (suggested

donation at the door is $5+). Doors will open at 6.30pm, presentations will start at

7.20pm and the evening should wrap up by 9.30 at the latest. There's a bar (beer, wine, and free soft drinks), free munchies and plenty of free parking.

So spread the word and encourage everyone you know to head out to the Red Barn for a great (and very affordable) evening of learning, socialization and good times. Seating is limited and you can register now at Eventbrite. There's always something amazing that happens at a Pecha Kucha night!

Creative Conference - “Let Sparks Fly”

Let Sparks Fly will be an exciting fusion and cross-pollination of ideas, thinking and

creativity. (WOW!) Coming in January ‘23 the Conference will provide a forum for

education, motivation and celebration of arts and culture in our county. The Conference will feature guest speakers, panels and plenty of opportunities for networking.

The focus of the event will be on the future state of culture in our county, including the professional growth of individuals and organizations within the sector and the positive impact on our community from this growth in terms of both the economic benefits and quality of life for all residents.

There’s lots more information to come including details of earlybird pricing for ACCSC members. Not a member yet? Become an ACCSC member now! It’s only $20 for the year and comes with tons of benefits and goodies….and yes, a discount on your conference registration that will more than offset your membership fee for the year.

Become a Member Now!

“Culture in the County” - A Digital Magazine

“Culture in the County” will turn the spotlight on the scope and richness of the culturally diverse and multi disciplined talent pool in Strathcona County.

Released quarterly starting January‘23, “Culture in the County” this free digital

publication will share the inspirational stories of “home grown” talent and insights into their culturally related disciplines. These stories will also encourage and motivate others to follow their dreams.

Have you got a story you’d like to share? Maybe it’s your story, or about someone you know. Members are invited to contact us to potentially share their story. It’s free, it’ll be fun and it will sure to raise your profile positively in our community.

Become a Member Now!


In the past, the ACCSC has offered a variety of workshops and activities which

included: Grant Writing, Marketing, Public Speaking and more!

The ACCSC works with our membership to provide quality and meaningful workshops in all areas of artistic and cultural development. We’ve got some great plans for the coming year so stay tuned!

Do you have a topic or skill on which you would like to see us offer a workshop? Simply email us your suggestions and we’ll see if we can magic one up for you!

BTW - Members can forward their events, activities and workshops to to be posted on this site.

Upcoming events

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Past events

March 10, 2021 March 10 AGM
June 20, 2020 Best Practices for Photographing your Art
February 19, 2020 Culture Fest Logo Contest
January 31, 2020 Arty Party
January 10, 2020 Call for Submissions! 5th Annual Hidden Treasures Art Studio Tour.
November 30, 2019 The Josephburg Choral Society - 40th Christmas Concert
October 30, 2019 Gallery@501 Haunted House - Call for Volunteers
October 08, 2019 Photo Montage
October 06, 2019 Social Media Marketing - Instagram
October 05, 2019 Elk Island Art Club 2019 Annual Art Show
October 05, 2019 Photo Portrait Narratives
September 01, 2019 Social Media Marketing - Facebook
July 01, 2019 Art in the Park!
June 08, 2019 Heritage Day 2019 - Call for Performers/Vendors
May 04, 2019 Josephburg Choral Society 40th Anniversary Concert
April 06, 2019 2019 Annual Spring Writer's Conference - The Story: From Start to Finish
March 13, 2019 Accsc AGM
February 23, 2019 Marketing Workshop
January 31, 2019 Arty Party
October 10, 2018 Grant Workshop
June 10, 2018 Heritage Day of Strathcona County 2018
May 15, 2018 Strathcona Salon Series
May 11, 2018 Art Show & Competition
May 11, 2018 ACCSC May Newsletter
May 06, 2018 I Must Go Down to the Seas Again
April 28, 2018 I Must Go Down to the Seas Again
April 28, 2018 Writers Conference - Get Your Words Out
April 13, 2018 Spring Fling 2018 Art Show and Sale
April 12, 2018 ACCSC Annual General Meeting
March 17, 2018 KEEP IT LOCAL
December 01, 2017 Call for Artists - Edmonton Valley Zoo
November 25, 2017 How Can I Keep from Singing?
November 18, 2017 Christmas Marketplace
November 10, 2017 Light in the Land - the Nature of Canada
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 Arts Expo Vendor Registration 2016
March 19, 2016 Celebration of the Arts Expo 2016
January 16, 2016 Arty Party
October 17, 2015 Elk Island Art Club Annual Art Show 2015
September 26, 2015 Alberta Culture Days Hoop Dancing Workshop
September 26, 2015 Alberta Culture Days Improvisation Workshop
September 26, 2015 Alberta Culture Days Aboriginal Awareness & Craft Workshop
September 26, 2015 Call for Artists - Alberta Culture Days 2015
September 26, 2015 Celebrate Alberta Culture Days with us.
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 Expo 2015
February 28, 2015 Celebration of the Arts Vendor Registration 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 What is Pop Art?
September 27, 2014 Call for Artists - Alberta Culture Days 2014
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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