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FLIP Fest Maker Market

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FLIP Fest is excited to announce our second Maker Market, held from 1-5 PM on August 26th at the beautiful Southern Alberta Art Gallery. At our Maker Market, you'll be able to shop gorgeous and fun accessories, wares, art, decor, plants and more from local women and non-binary artists, artisans, and makers!

Our vendors for this market include: Meghan MacWhirter, Angeline Simon, Cog Knit Ive, Mossy Island Creations, Kaysawaysa, Ugly Ass Embroidery and Tori English, Irrelye, The Sill and Soil, Dixie and Twine, Casey Finnegan, Sweet as Candy, Michelle Robertson and Vania Ryan, Olivia Forsyth, LIV Lavish Goods and Robyn Krein. 

FLIP Fest will also have a table set up to sell merch and answer questions!

Admission and parking are free.
This space is kid friendly. 

Tell all of your friends! See ya there!

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3:00 PM15:00

Shifting Perspectives


This workshop is facilitated by Shift Calgary

"Shift provides support services to adults currently and formerly working in the sex industry to improve their quality of life and achieve individualized goals."

"Shift has a harm reduction and rights based approach to sex work. This means that the safety and human rights of sex workers are our focus. We recognize that sex work is a choice for many in the industry, and we respect the rights of adults to make this choice. We also recognize that not everyone has active choice in sex work. For some, outside forces such as poverty or exploitation can force people into situations where they don’t have control. Shift’s services will meet you where you are at – whether you want to stay in the industry, get out of the industry, or anything in-between." 

This workshop focuses on shifting perspectives, highlighting and unlearning stigma and harm reduction

This workshop is held at The Penny Building upstairs in room PB200. This location is wheelchair accessible by elevator. There will be vegetarian and vegan snack food and non-alcoholic drinks provided by Bavaru Catering

We have room for 20 workshop attendees, we would appreciate if you emailed us at to reserve your spot!

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11:00 AM11:00

Decolonizing Art and Music with Diversity


This workshop is created and facilitated by Kimmortal 

"In this workshop, I will give a short presentation on what has influenced my approach to my art as a performer by looking at the different artists/activists and artistic mediums that have informed my work. How is decolonization an integral part of my process and how can art be used as a tool for healing and empowerment? The interactive component of the workshop includes doodling, writing, collaboration, and movement exercises led by dancer, Joshua Ongcol."

This workshop is held at The Penny Foster Building upstairs, in room PB200. This location is wheelchair accessible by elevator. We will have vegetarian and vegan snack food and non-alcoholic drinks provided Bavaru Catering.

We have space for 20 workshop participants, we would appreciate if you emailed us at to reserve your spot!

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to Aug 26

FLIP Fest: Year 2!


Friday, August 24th:
Street Legal Records:

7 PM - Lolly Willowes
8 PM - Ugly Cry Club

Owl Acoustic Lounge:
11 PM - Mombod
12 PM - Mulligrub

Saturday, August 25th:
The Slice:
9 PM - Chunder Buffet
10 PM - Slut Prophet
11 PM - Feminal Fluids

Owl Acoustic Lounge:
8 PM - Riel
9 PM - Ground Sloth Orchestra
10 PM - Janette King
11 PM - Bobby Dove 

Dr. Foster James Penny Building Art Gallery:
10 PM - Lingua Franqa
11 PM - Cartel Madras
12 AM - Kimmortal
1 AM - Witch Prophet

The Southern Alberta Art Gallery:
7 PM - Pollydactic
8 PM -  Kellarissa
9 PM - soft cure

Sunday, August 26th:
FLIP Fest Maker Market at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (from 1-5 PM)

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to Sep 14

Intimacy - a FLIP Fest Art Exhibition

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This exhibition, in conjunction with FLIP Fest. FLIP is a celebration of women, femme, and gender non-conforming artists. We aim to provide a safer, inclusive space for all.

The exhibition opening is from 5 PM - 7 PM on August 24th and the exhibition runs until September 14th. 

Intimacy highlights the photographic work of Mahlet Cuff, whose practice focuses on reconstructing the ideas and stereotypes that are centered around women and their bodies. Specifically for black women, her series The Hair Diaries is an unapologetic look at self-love through hair. Themes of the body, self-love, and intimacy are prevalent throughout the exhibition, which features works from a diverse array of women, femme, and GNC artists. 

For some of the artists, this is their first time having their work exhibited. We are honoured to be able to provide this exhibition opportunity for all artists involved. Thank you to our sponsors and the University of Lethbridge.

This exhibition is curated by Kylie Fineday.

Work by featured artist, Mahlet Cuff, and Afrooz Moatari-Kazerouni, Angeline Simon, April Matisz, Arianna Richardson, Brookelyn Shimbashi, Carlan Hughes, Courtney Faulkner, Echo Vieira, Hana Falconer, Jamie Lewis, Kasia Sosnowski, Katie Marie Bruce, Laurel Scott, Marian Godfrey, Meghan MacWhirter, Oualie Frost, Shanell Papp, Stephanie Wilson, and Tess Mitchell.

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2:00 PM14:00

Working With Sound


FLIP Fest is excited to announce our sound technician workshop at Theatre Outre on July 28th, facilitated by Lethbridge local DJ, Rabbyt.

Come to learn the basics of being a sound technician, in a sweet and safe environment. No prior experience necessary. Rabbyt will teach you all you need to know, from set up to troubleshooting, to get you started and feeling comfortable.

We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn as much as possible, so we ask that you contact FLIP (via FB message, commenting here, or e-mail: to confirm your attendance!

If there is enough interest, Lynsday is willing to offer two sessions. One from 2-4 and one from 4-6.

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5:00 PM17:00

FLIP Fest Button Party


Hey FLIP Fest pals!

Come hang out and have some fun collaging to help us design buttons to sell during the festival (and of course a few for yourself to wear leading up to the excitement of the festival!). 

Materials will be provided, however, you are super welcome to bring your own collaging materials as well. 

Snacks and refreshments provided. 

See ya there!

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