Download the 2016 Festival Brochure and Map

ROOTS: In a Restless World  invites us to consider ways of connecting to our past as well as our future. We invite you to consider the power of chinook arches, tumbleweed, songs, stories, families we are born into and families we create, countries that change names and borders, being an immigrant, being a refugee, having a sense of belonging or not, having a roof over one's head or not, sharing the same night sky with everyone on the planet or seeing it all from the space station!

Sally Truss, Festival Curator


2016 Festival Schedule

You are warmly invited to enjoy all these events at no cost to you.

April 7 to 9

April 10 to May 11


Restless: In a Rooted World
& Festival Opening

April 7 to April 17

Opening reception April 7, 7:30 to 9pm

Loft 112
#112, 535 - 8 Avenue S.E.

Enjoy stunning visual artwork created by nine artists from the Art Studio located at the Calgary Drop-In Centre.




ROOTS: In A Restless world

April 14 to 30

Central Library Art Wall
Main Floor, 616 Macleod Trail S.E.

A taste of the expanded exhibit Restless: In a Rooted World  found at Loft 112 in East Village.




View from the Inside: Courage Journey

April 3 to May 26

Opening reception April 20, 6pm to 9pm

TNG +15 Window, Arts Commons
United Active Living at Fish Creek

WP Puppet Theatre (WPTS) sparks curiosity, provides understanding, and examines one of the most pressing issues of our times.




Water for Riley: Design Exhibit

April 7 to 24

Blank Page Studio
1221 B Kensington Road NW

A true community project, inspired by the need for access to drinking water for all comers.




Stories from the Rivers' Edge:
Documentary Screening

April 12, 6:30pm to 8pm

Central Library, John Dutton Theatre
616 Macleod Trail S.E.

Join us to celebrate the screening of the stories of the East Village and the rivers that define two borders.




Pop Up Roots: Community

April 9 & 12
Noon to 2pm

Central Library, Main Floor
616 Macleod Trail S.E.

Join TMC artist-mentor Bill as he continues work on a public art project related to sense of place — our community roots.


Pop Up Performance: Our Stories

April 10, 14, 16, 17
Noon to 1pm

Central Library, Main Floor
616 Macleod Trail S.E.

Join the TMC Patchwork Performance troupe as they develop a reader's theatre presentation with songs, personal stories and poems




Book Launch and Celebration

April 13, 7pm

Shelf Life Books
1302 - 4 Street S.W.

TMC launches two new books: Voices in the Wind and Paper Bird.




Rivers' Edge: Stories of the East Village

April 20 - May 11

Opening reception April 21, 7pm to 9pm

U-Hall Gallery at TRUCK
2009 - 10 Ave SW

An extraordinary exhibit of photographic portraits and stories, as well as a documentary video, from the Rivers' Edge of Calgary's East Village.




Songs: Sharing Our Roots

April 24, 1pm to 4pm

Blank Page Studio
1221 B Kensington Road NW

Join a gathering of singer-songwriters for an afternoon of musical collaboration and learning.




PhotoWalk: Urban Exploration

An online exhibit of sites of displacement and rebuilding
in our City's core.




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