Chautauqua (pronounced Shuh – TAWK – wuh) is an Iroquois word, meaning either “two moccasins tied together”, “bag tied at the middle”, “where the fish are taken out” or “jumping fish.”‘
Cyndy Boyce - Director
Chautauqua, Edson Arts Council is an organization dedicated to bringing quality, unique acts to Edson audiences.
From bluegrass to big band and comedy to drama, Chautauqua has been wowing Edson audiences for decades.
Established in 1982
The Chautauqua tradition is an adult education movement featuring lectures, plays, and musical performances; the word is also used for any single organization pursuing this activity.
The idea was originated in 1874 in Chautauqua, New York, which lends its name to the format but was soon paralleled elsewhere.
Chautauqua Edson Arts Council was incorporated as a society in 1982 to provide professional entertainment to Edson and district.