WIDE SKIES MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL will feature local artisans in a unique marketplace setting during the July 31 outdoor event. We believe in supporting local artists and want to showcase the great talent in our community! Thanks to the Allied Arts Council for their support in this initiative.

ericdyck-mhat-08-2016-a-photo-courtesy-rob-benn.jpgAs part of the 2018 Wide Skies Music and Arts Festival, local artists Eric Dyck and Carson Morton are creating chalk artworks on the streets around the festival site during the live music performances. Festival-goers are invited to interact and discuss with the artists, as well as take part and create their own chalk artworks alongside the artists.

Eric Dyck

Eric Dyck is a cartoonist and art educator in Lethbridge, Alberta, well-known for his non-fiction comic strip, Slaughterhouse Slough, about the history and people in the city of Lethbridge.

Carson Morton


Carson Morton is a cartoonist and graphic recorder based in Magrath, whose playful andcartoony drawings often attract attention, and are sure to inspire public participation.


The 2018 Into the Streets: Festival Art Series is organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and guest-curated by Jane Edmundson and Tyler Stewart. Funding assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the City of Lethbridge, and the City of Lethbridge Public Art Small Projects Program.

(Original oil painting image above courtesy Steve Coffey)