The Alberta Restriction Exemption Program (REP) is now in effect for the heritage home (gallery, museum, gallery shop) and workshops.

 

Visit

Located approximately 45 minutes southwest of downtown Calgary, near Millarville Alberta, we are an art, nature and history destination. Open to the public year round, admission is by donation.

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Explore

With 80 acres of rolling Foothills grasslands, featuring spectacular Rocky Mountain views and native flora and fauna, plus our Museum, Art Gallery, and Gallery Shop, all housed within AC and Barbara Leightons’ historic home, we’ve got lots to explore in all seasons!

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Events

From annual events like the Clothesline Festival & Art Sale, Fall Paint-Out, and Christmas in the Country Art Sale, to one-off events that launch our exhibitions and installations, raise funds for our programs, or highlight local artists, we love to bring our community together in this amazing place.

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Featured Exhibitions & Events

In The Open Air

September 11 @ 10:00 am - October 24 @ 4:00 pm
3rd Annual Juried Plein Air Exhibition

In the Open Air honours the practice of creating art outdoors, in the moment.

The Way You See It: Painting and Sketching your World

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
With Neil Dawson

Learn the art of sketching and rendering whatever you see!

the entrance to Leighton Art Centre is shown, snow-covered and decorated with Christmas wreaths and lamps

Christmas In The Country Art Sale

November 6 @ 10:00 am - December 22 @ 4:00 pm
Annual Holiday Favourite

Enjoy a whole lot of Christmas cheer in Alberta’s beautiful Foothills region!