Artists are out across Okotoks today setting up for the Nooks and Crannies festival.

Local artists are matched with areas around town and constructing site-specific art installations. The festival opening will coincide with the Busker Festival Saturday.

The materials used in the installations must be provided by the artist, or the Okotoks Eco Centre.

Allan Boss, Culture and Heritage Manager for the Town of Okotoks, says the festival will see multiple art installations in downtown Okotoks.

"All of the art and exhibits are going to be located within a block or so of each other," he said.

Residents can pick up maps of the installation locations from the Okotoks Art Gallery starting Friday.

Boss says the idea will showcase local artists, local businesses, and focus on using recycled materials.

"There are a number of different businesses that are involved and working with us on this," Boss said. "We get to bring people to those businesses to see some art, and talk about recycling and ecology."

The Nooks and Crannies artwork will be available to the public until the end of August.

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