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

Kewanee Street

April 6 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 4:00 pm
Malcolm Mooney & Doyle Lane, organized by u's

Exploring the affinities and connections between the hilltop artistic communities of Kewanee Street and Leighton Art Centre.


April 6 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 4:00 pm
Morgan Melenka

Employing commercially printed materials to discuss the logic of North American built environments, history and imagined histories.

Clothesline Online Art Sale

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

What’s more fun than shopping for locally created original art to brighten up your home? Doing it in your PJs!