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Authentic Art Events 

Hello, meet your local art event coordinator! ME!

What have I done in the past? I have successfully coordinated, decorated, promoted and hosted multiple student art exhibits, community events for children, teens as well as four major artisan markets for the Okotoks Arts Council at many locations. AND I LOVE DOING ME. If you're interested in learning more about what I can do for you or your organization... read on! 

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Student Art Exhibits 

My experience as an art teacher opened my eyes to the realization that young artists need to be recognized for their creative efforts  and given opportunities to publicly showcase their accomplishments. Even if it's only their parents that see their work, it is still put on display and this gives them a chance to see it at a finished state where they can shine right along with it. I'm happy to work with you and your kids to create a quality experience! 

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Community Events Promotions

Community Events my favourite! Seeking some attention for something cool you're doing? I'd love to match up my creativity with your vision. Working as a preschool teacher's a assistant, an OAC Events Committee volunteer & social media coordinator, I've designed kids activities, posters and other promotional materials. I've worked with passionate peeps to run mini to major events with many other amazing people! You could be next! Reach out here! I'd love to chat you up! 

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Chalkwalk Challenge Events 

These are a BUNCH of fun for everyone. Communities, kids, families and me! Interactive too! The best part is that everyone can participate because everyone loves to give colour to grey sidewalks! And.. chalk is so affordable, washable and safe! It's also my favourite medium and so very versatile for outdoor events! Let me know what your kids love and I will create a customized chalky event just for them! Make contact here 

All Of My Wonderful Events! 

League of Artists Student Exhibit
League of Artists Student Exhibit

These shows have been running each year since 2012. I've hosted them both on my own property, at the local Elks Hall as well as the Okotoks Public Library. I had a plan set for 2020 at a new local venue, but it became a virtual show for obvious reasons

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Summer_Sampler_Circus94
Summer_Sampler_Circus94

This was a promotional event that I was a part of with many other local arts instructors. We hosted a big circus-themed event for the community to attend to get the word out about our Okotoks Summer Arts Sampler Camps. I designed the posters and hosted a Chalkwalk Challenge for the guests:)

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Artwork with C.A.R.E
Artwork with C.A.R.E

This was a group that I formed with three of my artistic friends. Our first incarnation was with the OAC's Wizarding World of Okotoks where we created themed banners for local businesses, following that we hosted two Open Houses with free art activities and opportunities for shoppers to meet and greet and buy our work.

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Chalkwalk Challenge
Chalkwalk Challenge

Chalk is so very versatile where people can create games, physical activities and so much more. This is my most favourite medium and I'd love to help you create something fun too!

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Fantasy Fine Art Camp
Fantasy Fine Art Camp

I ran these art camps from 2011 - 2018 for the kids who just LOVE the world of fantasy and science fiction. This subject matter, I have found that allows for more innovation and imagination which leads us all outside the box!

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Artisan Market Poster
Artisan Market Poster

This was the 3rd year of the Artisan Market that I organized, coordinated and ran on my own with the support of the Okotoks Arts Council. I was responsible for contacting the venue, managing the vendors, decorating, creating the floor plan and marketing the event.

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Youth Artisan Market 2019
Youth Artisan Market 2019

Recognizing a need for a market dedicated to our local youth, I coordinated with four other youth groups and the local library to make it happen. I had a total of 18 youth vendors who loved their experience.

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OAC Design a Jersey & Mascot Initative
OAC Design a Jersey & Mascot Initative

When Rogers Hometown Hockey came into Okotoks, it came up at a board meeting that it could be an opportunity to incorporate the arts! I was all over that... with this super fun design contest:)

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