I really don't expect there to be any taxpayer subsidized rich fancy galas at this festival, so just in case Stephen Harper has a change of heart, I'm sure that he'd be welcomed at Arts on the Ave's Kaleido Festival starting tomorrow on Edmonton's 118th Street (aka Alberta Avenue).
Kaleido! 2008 will feature a mélange of over 200 musical and performance acts, visual artists and artisans from both the professional and emerging arts. Kaleido! is a celebration of Edmonton’s arts scene. The Festival’s newest addition is a Blue Grass Pancake Breakfast featuring “Down to the Wood” Saturday morning, and an all-day family carnival. The evening boasts a wonderful concert from feature musicians and a signature lantern parade.Arts on the Ave has played a central role in transforming, revitalizing, and successfully attracting people from across Edmonton to the inner city Alberta Avenue neighbourhoods -- so check out the Kaleido Festival this weekend.
Sunday, Kaleido! plays host to Edmonton’s Biggest Ever Block Party - Come be a part of the community arts mosaic!! Welcome to historic Alberta Avenue and enjoy the sights and sounds as the arts work together transforming one of Edmonton’s oldest and most thriving communities!
(h/t Ken Chapman via twitter)