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For Immediate Release | April 18, 2019

Celebration of Cultural Map and Bird Has The Ways

Powering up St. Albert’s cultural scene with artistic double-header

The City of St. Albert invites residents to a special event on May 2 in the downtown core. Participants will celebrate the newest addition to Art in Public Places titled, Bird Has The Ways, by Dylan Toymaker, and discover the City’s Cultural Assets Story Map at the year’s first ArtWalk.

“Introducing residents to the Cultural Map and Bird Has The Ways as part of ArtWalk highlights how culturally rich St. Albert is,” says Mayor Cathy Heron. “It also emphasizes how important community is to our local arts scene.”

The Cultural Map identifies and documents the cultural resources of our community. It currently features over 170 assets in seven categories, including arts and heritage organizations, cultural industries, and cultural and natural heritage. During ArtWalk, residents will discover the new Cultural Map through the first-ever public demonstrations of the web application.

Already illuminated in the night along St. Anne Street is the recently completed glass railing for the Art Gallery of St. Albert’s new access ramp. The artwork for the ramp was created by light and installation Artist, Dylan Toymaker, titled Bird Has The Ways.

ArtWalk participants will be able to create their own illumination-based artwork through a lantern-making activity, where they will experience creating with light.

6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Lantern Activity and Culture Map Demonstration
Plaza in front of St. Albert Place (5 St. Anne Street)

9:00 to 9:30 p.m. Meet and greet with Dylan Toymaker
In front of the Art Gallery of St. Albert (19 Perron Street)

For more information about the Cultural Asset Story Map, visit the Culture Map page.

For more information about Bird Has The Ways, view the overview pdf.

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