Welcoming visitors Tuesday – Sunday, 10AM – 4PM. 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

Clothesline Online Art Sale

June 1 - June 30
online at shop.leightoncentre.org

Take Me to the Sale! What’s more fun than shopping for locally created original art to brighten up your home?

The Power of Colours

June 22 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm
Aldo Marchese

Ceramic sculptures are a testament to the powerful influence of colour, an element that profoundly affects our moods, thoughts, and spiritual energy.

A Gaze Between Four Walls

June 22 @ 10:00 am - August 25 @ 4:00 pm
Eileen Murray

Exploring multiple readings of home, while evoking the quotidian, the nostalgic, and the ritual aspects of domestic space.