Sneak Peek: Calgary Performing Arts Festival

Amateur Performing Arts Shine as Annual Festival Turns 85

By Amy Jo Espetveidt, Calgary Culture
April 26, 2016

Saying 2016 is a big year for the Calgary Performing Arts Festival doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of how momentous it actually is. 

Not only will this year’s festival see almost 10,000 participants, close to 3,700 performances and award $55,000 worth of scholarships, it’s also the celebration’s 85th anniversary!

“This festival has been going since 1931 which means this year we’re celebrating our 85th anniversary and it’s seen a lot of changes over the years,” says Mary Ross, Calgary Performing Arts Festival’s Executive Director. 

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