The Evening of the Arts
The Evening of the Arts is an annual showcase event celebrating the work of Indigenous youth who have participated in the Alberta’s Future Leaders (AFL) program. The theme for this year’s event is mâmawikamâtotân, which in Cree means "lifting each other's spirits".
There will be an exhibition of artwork created by youth from communities across Northern Alberta, as well as two former participants of the program (Jonathan Cardinal and Victoria Guzman). Youth will also be performing throughout the night. Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public.
When: Saturday, July 27. 7 p.m.
Where: ATB Arts & Culture Branch, 9804 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
About Alberta's Future Leaders
The Alberta’s Future Leaders (AFL) program collaborates with Indigenous communities to provide a multi-summer youth program. Host communities invite AFL to learn about their culture and history, and to facilitate meaningful, positive experiences for youth. Youth are engaged through arts, sports, recreation, leadership and cultural activities facilitated by mentors living and working in each community from May to August. The AFL program is operated by Alberta Sport Connection (ASC) in collaboration with First Nation and Métis communities and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA).
This year's Host communities are:
- Dene Tha’ First Nation- Chateh
- Driftpile Cree Nation
- Gift Lake Metis Settlement
- Heart Lake First Nation
- Loon River First Nation
- Tallcree First Nation
- Whitefish Lake First Nation (Atikameg)
- Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nation