Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission by donation.



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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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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From annual events like the Clothesline Festival & Art Sale, Paint The Foothills, 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

Human Sprawl

April 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - March 31, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
Michelle Atkinson

Site-specific indoor installation exploring humanity’s tendency to live in excess with personal consumption impacting biodiversity.

Clothesline Online Art Sale

June 1 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 11:59 pm
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Shop artworks created by some of our most talented member artists, in a wide variety of mediums and styles!