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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, 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

Where Do We Stand?

July 31 @ 10:00 am - September 5 @ 4:00 pm
Neshka Krusche - Main Gallery

Change can be a positive and hopeful process.

Birds Eat Mosquitoes

July 31 @ 10:00 am - September 5 @ 4:00 pm
Doug Levitt - Tower Gallery

Birds are one of the most crucial ingredients that make up Alberta’s wildlife and habitat, and are also a source of excitement and beauty.

Paint The Foothills

September 11 @ 9:00 am - September 12 @ 4:00 pm
Alberta Culture Days 2021

Celebrate Alberta’s Month of the Artist, Alberta Culture Days, and the joys of plein air art making in SW Alberta’s foothills!