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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

My Name Is Not Tree

January 30 - March 15
Penny Corradine - Main Gallery

Penny Corradine has pursued expressionist landscapes for years and now she is overcome with the idea of trees.

The Scene Between: An Exploration of When Cultures Meet

January 30 - March 15
Michelle Wiebe - Tower Gallery

One artist’s journey to find beauty in the fragmentation within her own family.

Art & Nature Virtual Museum Classroom

March 8 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

5 Weeks of Foothills Exploration, hosted live from the Leighton Art Centre. Recommended for Grades 1-6, but everyone welcome!