Cochrane Integrated Arts Society (CIAS) has partnered with the Town of Cochrane Arts and Culture to organize Cochrane Culture Days (CCD) September 11-13. CCD will have a number of venues and attractions including a Sculpture Garden, Visual Artist Demonstrations, Film Industry Presentations, Movie Days, Outdoor Performance Stages, an Artist Studio Drive and Cruise Cochrane Drive By.
The event is planned with multiple concurrent attractions so that people can enjoy one and move on to the next without forming large audiences. Volunteers will be on hand at each site to encourage social distancing, ensure boundaries are respected, provide hand sanitizer and clean surfaces as needed.
Cochrane Culture Days is a perfect opportunity for the residents of Cochrane and area, who have lacked so many activities since March, to enjoy a variety of visual and performance arts during this time of social distancing.
It starts on Friday with a Movie! The feature film is Secret Life of Pets which is preceded by two very short special films made right here in Cochrane. You have to be there to find out!
Two theatres are designated to our special event, each with three showtimes. That adds up to six screenings!
Email [email protected] to reserve your tickets.
On Saturday, the fun really takes off! The Saturday morning Movie screenings continue and three outdoor performance stages – Front Stage, Upstage and Centre Stage – open up packed with folk bands, bagpipes, choir, dancers, jazz bands, and concert band. Watch artists as they demonstrate their techniques.
Venture out on the Artist Studio Drive to visit remarkable studios where the artists demonstrate their techniques in glass, paint, bronze and pottery. Get your Guide here.
At 12pm the Sculpture Garden opens with awesome bronze, stone, wood and steel art forms, and the Back Stage presentations start with musical theatre appreciation followed by locally produced films.
Cruise Cochrane members gather at Cochrane Town Square and hit the road at 2:30pm. It’s the Culture Cruise!
Cochrane Integrated Arts Society could do none of this without our amazing Partners and Sponsors!
Town of Cochrane
Alberta Culture (grant)
Cochrane Movie House
Visual Media Group
Blue Pixel Media
Treasures For Your Home (grant)
Erol’s Automotive – Front Stage
The Co-operators – Backstage
Spray Lake Sawmills – Sculpture Garden
Hacker Kitchens – Upstage and Centre Stage
Riverbend Interiors – Artist Studio Drive
Erol’s Automotive – Promotions
Two Pharmacy – COVID Safety
Amped2Play – General Operations