Three to See Saturday: Whyte Avenue Art Walk, Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group

Whyte Avenue Art Walk runs all weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. David Bloom / Postmedia

Whyte Avenue Art Walk: Running through Sunday, this annual on-the-streets gallery is one of Edmonton’s finest interactive cultural traditions, featuring more than 500 artists happy to sell their work at affordable prices. As top dog Kim Fjordbotten of The Paint Spot notes, “Bringing the studio to the streets allows for a more intimate relationship between artist and viewer. Meeting artists from all over Alberta, talking to them about their work and finding something that speaks to you — this is the Whyte Avenue Art Walk.” Also, don’t miss Rachel Notley’s annual Art Walk Pancake Breakfast at The Pint (8032 104 St.) between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Hashtag #yegartwalk on your social media peacocking.

Details: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Whyte Avenue between 101 and 104 streets, 81 Avenue between 104 and 105 streets, no charge

SNAP Community Consultation: Speaking of art, SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers) is a truly exceptional hub of learning, experimental creativity and of course on-display artistic output — most cities seriously don’t even come close to what we have going on here. That said, the SNAP board of directors is working towards articulating a refreshed vision and a renewed strategy to take the organization confidently toward the next five years (2020-2025), and is thus inviting artists, members and community stakeholders (you can decide if that’s you) to an open-house style consultation. Good chance to get involved, more details at snapartists.com, where an RSVP is also much appreciated.


SNAP does a lot of things for our community, including throw superb fundraiser parties.

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Details: 1 p.m.–3 p.m. at SNAP Gallery (10123 121 St.), no charge

Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group (2017): “It’s not normal people who are attracted to film co-ops,” legendary filmmaker Guy Maddin says in this film, and he’s absolutely right — it’s a special kind of obsessive, creative weirdo, which is exactly where many of the most inventive stories come from. This documentary is the hilarious, explosive story of how a stubborn band of independent filmmakers started a film co-operative in 1974 that became the most highly respected film centre in Canada. If you want to make the kind of movies that no one else is, this is a thing to see. Directed by Kevin Nikkel and Dave Barber.

Details: 7 p.m. at Metro Cinema (8712 109 St.), $13 at metrocinema.org

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