Art Gallery Show and Sale

Art Gallery Show and Sale

Art Gallery Show and Sale

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts Stollery Gallery (9225 – 118 Avenue)

Saturday: Noon – 8:00 pm Sunday: Noon – 6:00 pm

Welcome to our Deep Freeze Gallery exhibition at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts. All artwork on display is available for purchase with a portion of the sale going to support Arts on the Ave – the charity organization that produces Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival and other festivals and events in the community. This exhibition showcases a variety of artwork from emerging to established artists. We hope you enjoy this juried exhibition.

Here are some engaging ideas and activities you can try while you are looking at the artwork, especially if you have children:

  • You Name the Artwork: Using sticky notes and pencils provided, rename one or two of your favourite artworks. Discuss the reasons for the new title.
  • Tell Stories: Make up a story about one of the paintings or sculptures. Ask questions.
  • Play I Spy: Choose an object/colour/shape/texture in an artwork and have friends and family members take turns guessing which artwork it is. If it is an object/shape/texture you will need to describe it first – but don’t give too much away!
  • Seek and Find: Pick your favourite colours, shapes, textures or objects and see how many you can find in the artwork. This games helps the viewer to look more closely at the art.
  • Change where you stand: Change how you view a piece of art by moving really close (but remember no touching) then move really far back. Talk about the differences.

Our Gallery Artists are: Marina Apartsin, Calvin Becker-Burns, Margaret Blank,
Alyson Davies, Julie Drew, Reyna Dye Baillie, Frankie FBR, Krista Hamilton, Mark Henderson, Sherry Heyliger, Cindy James, Kaida Kobylka, Michelle Leavitt-Djonlic, Tong Liu,
C W McDonald, Stephanie Medford, Telisha Nault, Mireille Peloquin, Rebecca Pickard,
Andrea Spurrell, Tunde Vari, Natasa Vretenar, and Dennis Yowney

All artwork is available for purchase. Cash, debit and credit accepted. 

Pipon Village


Pipon Village

Saturday & Sunday

91 Street & 118 Avenue

Our Indigenous neighbours welcome you! Enjoy traditional activities, both Saturday and Sunday, including traditional storytelling, music, dance, snowshoeing, crafts and delicious bannock. 

In the Cree language January is referred to as the Great Moon ‘kise-pisim’. As part of our January Deep Freeze Festival we say ‘Tawow’ or ‘welcome’ you to a great indigenous experience. By visiting our Pipon Village (which means winter in Cree), you can gather round our central hearth to warm your hearts and hands as well as visit with Indigenous Artisans selling their wares while you sample tea and hot bannock freshly made over the fire.

Thank you to Chief Billy Morin, Enoch Cree Nation, and River Cree Casino for their continued partnership with Arts on the Ave. 

Tourtière Baking Challenge


Tourtière Baking Challenge


Results at 5:00 pm

The Hearth (Inside Alberta Ave Community League,
9210 – 118 Avenue)

Tourtière is a wonderful French Canadian comfort food, loved by all, and each year on Francophone Cultural Day at Deep Freeze we serve homemade, delicious tourtière. Again this year we have challenged local cooks to come and show-off their best tourtière recipe in our Tourtière Baking Challenge.

Results will be announced at 5:00 pm at The Hearth Stage.

Champions of Alberta Avenue

Champions of Alberta Avenue

Champions of Alberta Avenue Short Documentary Film

Saturday, 6:30 pm

New Moon Pavilion (before main feature, Monsters Inc.)

Champions of Alberta Avenue is short documentary film and photographic project of Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society, which celebrates those business owners who left their homeland over the past forty years, spoke little or no English on arriving in Edmonton, and started a new life and business here on historic Alberta Avenue. In this project, we focus on eleven of the many successful businesses started by immigrants and refugees on Alberta Avenue, and we would like to thank each of them for the generous support and kind participation in this project. We also thank Moving Artistry Productions for their work on this special short doc project.

Fireworks! A Tribute to Don Snider


Fireworks! A Tribute to Don Snider

6:00 pm – 6:20 pm

Behind the Alberta Avenue Community League

Don Snider was a leader in the Edmonton arts community, and the Production Manager of Kaleido Family Arts Festival and the Edmonton Edmonton Folk Music Festival amongst others, as well as an integral part of Deep Freeze Winter Festival’s Fireworks show. Don loved people, the arts... Don loved life.

This is the sixth annual fireworks show dedicated to Don and legacy of joy he has left us with.

“Life is beautiful.” — Thank you Don.

Artisan Market

Artisan Market

Artisan Market

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (9225 – 118 Ave)

Noon – 6:00 pm

Noon – 6:00 pm

Come shop original and local at the artisan market. This unique arts market offers a wonderful collection of hand-crafted products from local artisans.

Our artisans are: Art Dog Studio, CW McDonald Photography, Devorah Art, Fox Cree-ations, jj wool company, Nathan Delvin, Paragon of Design by Skrocki, Ragnar the Trader, Rock Shelley, SheDrewIt Design, Tribes Trading

Project: Frozen Clothes

Project: Frozen Clothes by artist Stephanie Medford

Saturday & Sunday | On the Street

Stephanie Medford @StephMedford inspired by Minneapolis’ Tom Grotting, creates a series of frozen clothes and install them individually and in small groups around the festival site.

Keep your eyes open for these frolicking pants and sweaters as they have their own silly kind of frozen fun on the festival site.