Last day of week two of art love deliveries and Provincial Advocacy Steering Committee member Jennifer Faulkner arrived at the Alberta Legislature to hand over Albertan art lovers’ seventh package of “I Love Alberta Art” postcards and petitions.
Throughout these deliveries even more postcards and petitions continue to arrive. Who knows when it will end? There are hundreds more postcards and yet-to-be-printed petitions out there. Only you can decide.
As we keep saying, the more postcards and petitions we receive, the more we deliver. We will continue recording and posting our deliveries on this website until you feel you’ve made your point.
Albertans value the arts not only as entertainment but for the important role they play in improving our health care (just look at the McMullen Gallery in the University of Alberta hospitals), our education (consider the value of the artist in residence program in our schools), our social services (theatre, design, music, and visual art are all critical components of most successful rehabilitation programs) and our communities (the arts have been integral in the revitalization of the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood in Edmonton, for instance). Albertans know the arts are not just a frill; they are the lifeblood of our province – a source of innovation and pride.
Premier Stelmach is receiving that message with every package we deliver. The province’s MLAs and city mayors also received this message when we wrote them about this delivery campaign.
We encourage all of you to keep checking back on our progress. You can find the archive of our previous deliveries by clicking on this link. To send your own postcard or petition, simply go to our Advocacy Toolkit page or click here.