Alberta Culture Days

Downtown Art & Music Walk

Edson's downtown businesses, the Town of Edson and local musicians and artists are planning a beautiful COVID-safe evening to stimulate the senses.

There will be food trucks, vendors, business promotions, live music, clay crafts by Edson Craft Centre, art demonstrations by Maddy Sharman and Lisa Wilkinson, guided paint class led by Georgia Giovos at 6:00, stilt walkers, local art displays in business windows, balloon twisting, stilt walkers, dance demonstrations, and the unveiling of the Community Connects Mural Mosaic at 4:00...

Come on down and join us!

Arts on Fire Gala 2021

Arts on Fire will be held virtually this year.  Please stay tuned for more information.

Our nominees are: Spencer Richard, Michael Lambregts, Vanier Choir, Caleb Tanner, Cody Van Beek, Jenna Biehler, Amy Weslowsky, ACES, Julian Buchwald, and Gregg and Debra Halterman. Congratulations to all of you on your well-deserved recognition and thank you for your contributions to Arts and Culture in our community.

Arts on Fire 2021 Nominations

The deadline for nominations is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

Please note: 

Please feel free to submit nominations anytime between now and the 2021 deadline.  


-on a separate page explain why this nominee should be considered for the award (address the award criteria in your nomination)
-all nominees must submit a biography up to 250 words in length
-where possible, illustrate the nomination with support materials such as CDs, DVDs, photographs on a flash drive, letters of reference, press clippings, website links (copies-not originals)-TO A MAXIMUM OF 5 ITEMS
-drop off the nomination form, explanation biography, and support materials to Community Services at the Town of Edson Office or at the Galloway Station Museum by Friday, September 3, 2021.

Note to Nominators

Nominators must complete the nomination form,  notify the nominee, and provide support materials. The nominator must not be a family member or co-habiting partner. When the nominee is an organization, the nominator cannot be a board member or staff person of the organization. Nominators can submit a maximum of TWO nominations per category. Please do not nominate on someone else’s behalf.

Previous Arts on Fire winners are not eligible for nomination.

Arts on Fire jury or committee members may not submit nominations if they are currently serving on the jury or selection committee.

2021 Arts on Fire Nomination Form

For more information on nominating, please contact Community Services at 780-723-4403

Edson and Area Arts Awards-Arts on Fire 2019

The Town of Edson & the Edson and District Historical Society celebrated the Arts in grand style at the 8th annual Edson and Area Arts Awards, Arts on Fire.  Up-and-coming recording artist, Krissy Feniak performed her original works as well as a special song she wrote for Arts On Fire, Town CAO Mike Derricott emceed and Manna Restaurant presented a beautiful display of delicious appetizers.

Congratulations to past winners:

2012-Mackenzie Brown, Matricia Brown, Barb Mergaert, and Doug Woodhouse
2013-Cassandra Freeborn, Shirley Lueck, Rory MacDonald, and the Rotary Club of Edson
2014-Jairus Davi-Digui, Ryan Halterman, Frieda Maynard, Greg Templeton, Tracy Templeton, Robyne Wilock
2015-Sonja Boyce, Chautauqua Edson Arts Council, Shari McDowell, Ella and Berg Felsing
2016-Madison Sharman, Peter Taylor, Brianne Benson, Mackenzie Eidt, Tamara Everett, Edson Cultural Heritage Organization, Edson and District Historical Society
2017-Annette McGill, Emma Laurin, Jerry Berthelette, Quinn Larder
2018- Lara Felsing, Helen Payette, Ava Simmons, Diana Inscho

2019-Tyler Babiuk, Morgan Steffler, Edson Recreational Dance, Sandra Fedorak


Photo Galleries-Giles Merriot 365 Photography

2017 Arts on Fire Awards

2016 Arts on Fire Awards

2015 Arts on Fire Awards

2014 Arts on Fire Awards

2013 Arts on Fire Awards

2012 Arts on Fire Awards