Something To Do: Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival

Location: Shaw Conference Centre
Address: 9797 Jasper Ave.
Phone: 780-444-2576 (Ticketmaster)/ 403-540-8529 (Calgary office)
Dates: Friday, August 21-Sunday, August 23, 2009
Hours: 2PM-10PM (Fri)/ Noon-10PM (Sat)/ Noon-7PM (Sun)
Cost: $20 (single day)/ $40 (weekend pass)/ $75 (VIP weekend pass)

"Don't be fooled by imitators, this show is tattoo artist-owned and operated," reads the posters for the 3-day Alberta Bound Tattoo & Arts Festival, which returns to Edmonton for the first time since 2005. More than 150 local, national and international artists congregate to the Shaw Conference Centre to sell their artwork, with performances by Dodgeball (Saturday only) and Lucky Diamond Rich, the most-tattooed man in the world! The all-ages event will feature live music, a beer gardens, tattoo contests, retail vendors and artists like Scott Campbell, Matt Cottell, Dave Griep, Kathy Hayes and Mike Magee. You can purchase tickets at Ticketmaster or advance tickets at Atomic Zombie Tattoo (10121-124 St.).


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