The Town of Okotoks is enlisting artists for this year's Nooks and Crannies Festival.

The festival sees art pieces stashed in areas of Okotoks' downtown streets, with each piece utilizing recycled materials.

Katrina Lougheed with the Okotoks Art Gallery says it serves a few purposes.

"The festivals' intent is to repurpose materials, animate some forgotten places in town, these little nooks and crannies that are all over the place that nobody uses and nobody sees. We're putting these gorgeous artworks in there, everything's made of recycled products from the local Eco Centre and we're trying to raise environmental awareness and just trying to entertain people for the summer."

A map will again be available, with a scavenger hunt included.

For those interested, Lougheed says all Alberta-based artists and groups are welcome, and there is compensation for the work.

"We do have an example of nooks we've used in the past so they can get an idea of the spaces, we've got a list of items available at the Eco Centre so they know what they have access to. Each participating artist will receive monetary compensation for it and there's going to be some bonus prizes awarded as well. We've got the viewer's choice prize, best use of a nook or a cranny, and the best environmental message in the artwork as well."

The deadline to apply is May 15, and artists can do so on the town's website.