Authentic Art Events
Hello, meet your local artist who LOVES to creative events!
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.
Student Art Exhibits
I have been hosting public and private Student Exhibits since 2013. My experience as an art teacher opened my eyes to the realization that all artists need to be recognized for their creative efforts and given opportunities to publicly showcase their efforts and accomplishments. Even if it's only 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. If you'd like to do something like this, go ahead and chat me up here.
Community Events Promotions
Community Events with kids and teens are my favourite! I created this poster / ad for this super fun event I did with a local bakery and circus. Inside the event, I set up a chalkwalk challenge for kids to create a giant illusion. I'd love to match up my creativity with your vision. Having worked as a preschool teacher's a assistant, an OAC Events Committee volunteer & social media coordinator, and currently the Arts Initiative Coordinator for the OAC... I've designed kids activities, posters, events and other promotional materials. I love working with passionate peeps to run mini to major events with many other amazing people. You could be next:) Reach out here!
Chalkwalk Challenge Events
These are a BUNCH of fun for everyone. Communities, kids, families and me because it can be so interactive. August 2021 saw me hosting a Chalkwalk Educational piece at the Okotoks Show & Shine through Spectacle Blue. I got to show a few techniques, involve kids and even car aficionados! The best part is that everyone loves to give colour to grey sidewalk, plus it's affordable, washable and safe. Never mind so very versatile for outdoor events. Let me know what events you're thinking of and you can make contact here
All Of My Super Fun Collab Events!
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
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:)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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:)