Alberta Culture Days

Downtown Music & Art Walk at FCSS Community Pig Roast

Join us on Thursday, September 14th from 4-8pm on main street Edson for our annual Downtown Art & Music Walk and Community Pig Roast. There will be live entertainment, artisan market, art demonstrations, bouncy castles, balloon twisting, and roving performers.

If you're a local artisan or musician or visual artist who would like to take part in the day OR if you're a business who would like to offer window frontage to display local visual art, please contact Diana at for more information. 

Catch a ride downtown with the ESTS bus! The route will include Parkland Lodge, the Pioneer Cabin and Heritage Court starting at 4:00pm. Special pickups can be arranged by calling (780) 723-1122 before 4pm on September 12th.

Downtown Music & Art Walk & FCSS Pig Roast brochure page 1

Here's the lineup and list of artist 'galleries' in business windows. Even if you can't get out to the event, you can still check out the artist's work until the end of September. 

Downtown Music & Art Walk $ FCSS Pig Roast Brochure Page 2

Here's the lineup and list of artist 'galleries' in business windows. Even if you can't get out to the event, you can still check out the artist's work until the end of September. 

Wop May Day and Alberta Day

To commemorate the landing in Edson of the first North American Air Police chase in 1919, we hold a big afternoon celebration in RCMP Centennial Park including food trucks, popcorn, cotton candy, bannock, field games, carnival games, pie eating contest, artisan market, live music with local band 4-Way Street, Tug of War between the Edson Fire Department and local RCMP, viewing of RCMP vehicles and Fire Trucks!

The event is FREE and runs from 1-5pm on Saturday, September 2nd in RCMP Centennial Park (223-55 Street, Edson). 

Here's the schedule for the day. Please note that the schedule is flexible as it is a live event.

Event begins


Opening Ceremonies


Entertainment/carnival games


Field Games (3-legged race, sack race, inflatable pony races)


Entertainment/carnival games


Pie eating contest


Tug o war


The Red Brick Community Art Display

Be an artist and have your work displayed in the Gallery of the Red Brick Arts Centre and Museum!

Pick up your own free art package from the Red Brick between September 5th and 22nd during their regular business hours.

Create your own special work of art.

Return your creation to the Red Brick by September 22nd.

All work will be displayed in the Red Brick Art Gallery between September 25th to October 13th.

The Edmonton Schoolboys Alumni Band Concert

Back by popular demand, enjoy the great full band music of the Edmonton Schoolboys Alumni Band with conductor Graeme Peppink.

The FREE concert will take place at the Edson Legion on Thursday, September 21st at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Thank you to the Edson Legion for partnering in this event.

Arts on Fire 2023 Nominations

The deadline for nominations is early, 2024

We have chosen to move the awards to help accommodate more nominations and warm our hearts in late winter.

Please note: 

Please feel free to submit nominations anytime between now and the 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 email to

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.

2023 Online Arts on Fire Nomination Form

2023 Printable Arts on Fire Nomination Form

For more information on nominating, please contact Diana at 780-723-8107 (cell) or 780-723-4403 (office).

Edson and Area Arts Awards-Arts on Fire 2021

The Town of Edson and Edson & District Historical Society celebrated the Arts virtually at the 9th annual Edson and Area Arts Awards, Arts on Fire.  Edmonton Bow-tie Rock singer-songwriter, Von Bieker performed his original works as well as a special song he wrote for Arts On Fire, Dave (Von Bieker) graciously directed/stage managed the virtual broadcast, Robyne Wilock emceed, and Lana Kirtley was our official photographer for all the winners.  Click here to watch the link to the awards broadcast.

Our nominees were: 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.

Our winners were: Spencer Richard (Artist for the Arts), Vanier Choir (Cultural Pillar), Cody Van Beek (Young Artist in the Community - Performing Arts), Jenna Biehler (Young Artist in the Community - Visual Arts), ACES (Arts Champion)

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

2020 - opted out

2021 - Spencer Richard, Cody Van Beek, Jenna Biehler, Arts Centre for Edson Society, Vanier Choir


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