Giveaway: Win tickets to the 2015 Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts!

I’m a big fan of the Edmonton food scene (obviously!) but I also love all the different #YEGarts, events, activities and what artists are doing in this great city.

Most recently, Mike and I purchased pieces from Edmonton artist Jason Blower!

New home decor from local artist Jason Blower!

New home decor from local artist Jason Blower!

I’ve also got my eye on Gloria Ho Illustration’s cat watercolours (which will also be sold at this year’s Edmonton International Cat Festival!)

There’s so many great artists here – from musicians to actors, artists like the two I just listed, writers, and more. And some of those incredibly talented artists will be honoured at the 28th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts taking place this coming Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Winspear Centre.

The annual celebration, which showcases the city’s vibrant arts and culture community, is a night of awards, performances, and tasty appetizers (if you’re still thinking about food like I always am ;)) Proceeds from the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts go to support the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton! There’s a lot of incredible artists nominated this year (check out the list of nominees here). It was at the 2013 celebration when I was first exposed to singer Nuella Charles (what a voice!!) and there’s sure to be some fantastic performances at this year’s event.

Photo credit: Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton

Photo credit: Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton

Unfortunately this year’s celebration is on the same day as Mike’s birthday so we already had conflicting plans but I am excited that I’ve been given the opportunity to give away two pairs of tickets to the 28th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts to readers/followers!

And as a bonus: if you are not randomly selected to win the tickets to this wonderful event, I also have a 2 for 1 ticket price promo code to offer as well!



Each pair valued at $142 (roughly)

To enter, leave a comment on this blog telling me something (or someone) in the Edmonton arts & culture community that you love!

You can get additional entries by doing the following (but note you MUST leave a comment answering the above question in order to qualify).

I will randomly draw two winning entries from all entries after the contest closes on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11 p.m.

Please note comments need to be moderated so if you don’t see your comment appear right away, don’t worry!

If you’re unsure of how good your chances are and you want to make sure you don’t miss this event, send me an email or tweet me @lindork to ask me for the 2 for 1 ticket promo code!

Good luck everyone!



  • I love the supportive, open writing community in Edmonton.

  • Joveena Holmes says:

    I love the vibrant #yegarts scene — looking forward to Spring Gallery Walk on 124 Street this weekend (Friday-Sunday). Great artwork, nibblies and exercise too!

    (following @lindork on Twitter, InstaG, f/book, followed @paceedmonton on Twitter, RT’d — should be good for a few extra entries ;)

  • I love how accessible the arts are in Edmonton for a “normal” (read: un-artsy) person like me! Going to shows and buying artwork isn’t intimidating and I love that.

    Following on IG too!

  • jack says:

    Edmontonian, Glen Ronald (@glenronald), is doing some amazing work at his 118 Ave studio these days, see: Art show with his cheetah drawing by @photofunia

  • Argenplath says:

    I love the theatre community in Edmonton… So much talent that I wish I could see all the shows!

  • Argenplath says:

    P.S I have completed all the entries. :D

  • laura says:

    I love to support the local street artists who sometimes display amazing talent!

  • laura says:

    Done all additional entries as well! :) @daisy_hk

  • I love that Edmonton have a beautiful art gallery, world class symphony orchestra and opera company offering affordable subscriptions.

  • I’ve followed PACEEdmonton on Twitter, retweeted, and already follow you on the other listed social media platforms.

  • Ava says:

    I love the Fringe, Street Performance, the Winspear and ESO and our great improv groups! Oh there is so much more too! I also love being a local musician and piano teacher, it’s a wonderful job and I feel great support here.

  • I love that you can get world class arts and cultural events right here in our hometown #yeg #yegarts

  • Ava says:

    Forgot to mention, I’ve liked your facebook and Instagram pages, shared and retweeted the link and follow PACE. Thanks!

  • Kristin says:

    I love the productions by Catch The Keys gals!

  • Marina Reid says:

    I love everything about Edmonton’s art community! It is incredibly supportive, loving, and accepting, and full of crazy talented and passionate people. Most of all, I love how the perfect storm of a community supportive of art and people passionate about their crafts results in a culture that is always pushing me to be better, work harder, land love more. Edmonton makes me a better writer, poet, and, I like to think, person in general.

  • Marina Reid says:

    Oh! I should also say I did all o the following/retweeting/sharing options except for the instagram follow, as I don’t have an instagram account.

  • Patrick Beagan says:

    I love Concrete Theatre for bringing the arts into so many schools exposing many kids to theatre who would not otherwise have the opportunity!

  • lkvanz says:

    Both CKUA and the Edmonton Folkfest bring the whole world of music to my doorstep – love them both!

  • Agnieszka D says:

    i love the way that artists in edmonton support each other – it’s a really warm community and it warms my cold cold heart!

  • sally banek says:

    I am a huge fan of Edmonton photographer Donna-Lynn Photography. Her high fashion photos are well styled, uniquely designed and outstandingly beautiful.

  • i really love the musicians at the farmers markets; with a special place in my heart for martin kerr!

  • Shelley Andersen says:

    I really like Bri Vos – Detour photography. Very creative and eye-catching!

  • Shelley Andersen says:

    I’m also now following Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton.

  • Melissa says:

    My favourite #yeg artists are Haley Wright at Paper+Ink and Vivid Ribbon Photography

  • I love that talented performers come here from all over the world, to play a concert in a city they’ve never heard of, and time after time, they tell the local audience listening to them at our Winspear Centre what an incredible privilege it is for them as musicians to be able to come and play in such a spectacular venue.

  • Heather says:

    I love YEGs local scene – arts, writing, festivals and culinary.

  • Janeen Lemay says:

    My daughter is a art student at Victoria School of the Arts. She is an up incoming artist in Edmonton! The city does such an amazing job of fostering tallent in the youth.

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