Donalda’s first mini art festival will have something to appeal to all – Donalda Diary

Things are heating up as we get closer to February.

The Donalda & Community Arts Society is having their first “Mini Arts Festival” as they celebrate art disciplines in taste, sight and sound. All the shows will have live performances featuring the musical talents of local recorded artists and guests. Dinner is served only for the evening venues and all four events have a culinary creation by the very talented Teresa Kneeland. The Saturday matinee show is a buffet and only people with mobility issues will be served. There are only 25 tables available for each performance and each table can seat up to four people.

So, if your desire is to have an intimate evening with your date, then we will definitely have the right atmosphere for you, but the matinee show is a per person event and you may be joined by 3 other people if you go alone.

After dinner the audience gets to watch two films. The first short film is a camera-less production written, produced and directed by Richard Reeves, titled Sea Song. This award-winning film will astound you because the entire work was done without the use of a camera or any recording equipment.

The next short film is a homemade movie written and shot in Donalda, titled Donalda, a story about a young girl who moves to Donalda with her mother and how the young girl adjusts to her new surrounding. This production has been a lot of fun for young and old alike and is almost completed. This Jan. 8 and 9 is the last weekend before editing starts and a final opportunity to be a part of the production by coming out and be a background actor. Anyone interested in coming out to be in this movie, please call 403-883-2100 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. No audition required.

Finally, the Donalda Art Gallery has a quilting group meet every Monday at 9 a.m. If you would like to get in on the action then call Susan at 403-883-2290.

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