Heart of the City 2018

Making memories, and beating stronger than ever.

Heart of the City 2018 takes place on June 2 and 3 in Giovanni Caboto Park. However, by the time you read this, it might be a memory.

This year’s festival features a heaping helping (or is it a helpful heaping?) of arts in all its free forms! As usual, we will host fantastic artistic talents showcasing music, visual arts, and spoken word. With “Knowledge sharing and growth” being at the core of our 15th year celebration, Giovanni Caboto Park will pulsate with new initiatives.

If you are reading this after the festival, think about the memories you made if you attended. Were you smiling throughout the Mentorship performances with Edmonton music legend Bill Bourne and former Youth Poet Laureate Nasra Adem? Did you check out the interactive mural art pieces? Did you lend your artist hand to that project or return home with abounding inspiration to begin your own art adventure? Were you caught up with Mile Zero Dance finding your body moving to the park’s melodies? At our Intercultural Gathering tepee, did you learn something new regarding indigenous and multicultural activities? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions: we’re so happy to hear you participated wholeheartedly! With your support, Heart of the City will continue sharing and growing for years to come!

Charity is the President of the Board of Heart of the City.

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