The High River Performing Arts Foundation is among five groups in Alberta to be declared a featured site for Culture Days.

Lori Koehler says the $8,000 provincial grant will really help them out.

"It's great, this will be our fourth year of receiving money from Culture Days, from that fund and we've been really excited about the different programming we're able to extend into September, coming at the end of our Summer Series so it's really nice because people are always used to us doing things so we're able to advertise and get printed material out, so we're really excited," she says. 

They'll be featuring local artists and cultural groups on their website and on maps available at the venue.

The Museum of the Highwood, the Library, Art and Soul, Pikes Pottery and Colossi's have made regular appearances on the maps in the past.

Koehler says they start writing the grant proposal and reaching out to arts groups in February and then have to wait to see how much money they actually get.

"In the past, we've always had to go back (to the groups) and go 'OK we know you would like to do this, how about with this amount of money or how can we find other ways to fund it ' so we won't have to do that this year."

She says they'll have the popular Mexican night back and there are plans for the reconciliation group to do something and there are plans for a drag show.

The town piano has been moved from Carlson's on Macleod to The Venue.

Culture Days run the whole month of September.