Amber Valley Glassworks
Amber Valley Glassworks produces fine hand-blown glass art pieces, including functional oil lamps and friendship balls. Catch them at the local markets, or contact them directly to learn more about their process and products.
For more information, visit the Amber Valley Glassworks Facebook page.
Widgets and Whatnots
Breynat’s Widgets and Whatnots offers a variety of works from “off the grid” artisans – they use trees that have been cut down for the twinning of Highway 63 and create a beautiful variety of wood items by hand – no power tools necessary. Visit them online at http://www.widgetsandwhatnots.net/ or https://www.facebook.com/widgetsandwhatnots.
NTW Studio is a private Studio and Gallery that offers workshops in many different mediums to allow people a chance to try out different styles of art. A variety of products, including wearable items, sculpture, oil paintings, drawings, and abstract art are available for purchase.
Athabasca Native Friendship Centre
The Friendship Centre’s main goal is to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal Peoples by supporting activities that encourage equal access to and participation in Canadian society and that respect and strengthen the increasing emphasis on Aboriginal cultural distinctiveness. Traditional Native crafts and works of art are also available for purchase, along with a consignment store containing unique items for sale. On Fridays, enjoy traditional bannock and soup at lunchtime. Visit them at 4919–53 Street in Athabasca.
Athabasca Pottery Club
Located in the historic Old Brick School, the Athabasca Pottery Club was founded more than 50 years ago to promote the enjoyment of pottery. The club uses local clay collected from the Athabasca area and has boasted hundreds of members over the years. Club members hand build, throw, and fire pots and sell their wares in a spring pottery sale.
Northern Lights Spiritus Singers
The Northern Lights Spiritus Singers is a holiday choir composed of 80 to 100 voices in five-part harmony. Every December, they put on a series of concerts filled with Christmas music that is one of the most highly anticipated events of the season. The Nancy Appleby Theatre has every seat filled for their thrilling performances. The concerts are by donation, with proceeds going to local charities.
To learn more about the Northern Lights Spiritus Singers, visit their website.
Whispering Hills Country Music Association
WHCMA’s primary objectives are to promote the enjoyment of Country, Western and Old-time music as an integral part Canadian culture and to introduce young people to the field of country music entertainment. The association often holds music jams and brings country music performances to Athabasca. Watch our calendar for information on upcoming events.
Performing Arts Presenters of Athabasca
PAPA brings high-quality Canadian content from the classical music scene to Athabasca. Recent events have included From Handel to Hip-Hop and the Bergmann Piano Duo. Watch our calendar for information on upcoming events or visit their Facebook page.
Heartwood Folk Club
Heartwood Folk Club hosts exceptional musicians in Athabasca throughout the fall, winter, and spring. Showcased in the Nancy Appleby Performing Arts Centre, these performances allow up-and-coming artists to wow the crowd with their talent and ambition. Each season brings in five to six musicians or groups to the community.
For more information, visit www.heartwoodfolkclub.com.
Hawkey Studios is a puppet production company offering workshops, live puppet performances, custom order puppets, and puppetry integration for early and ongoing childhood development as well as music and video production. Music lessons, sewing lessons and custom clothing, cosplay and alteration services are also offered. Visit them at 4818, 49th Street in Venture Place.
To learn more about Hawkey Studios, visit their website or find them on Facebook (Hawkey Studios)!