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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

19th Annual Juried Members Show

April 24 @ 10:00 am - June 6 @ 4:00 pm
Juried Group Exhibition

With 102 pieces by 69 artists selected from over 300 submissions, this 19th Annual celebration of our member artists is a fresh and exciting visual treat.

Clothesline Online Art Sale

June 1 - June 30
Select Leighton Art Centre Artist Members, by invitation

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

What A Difference A Day Makes

June 19 @ 10:00 am - July 25 @ 4:00 pm
G9 Artist Group

What a difference a year, a day, an hour, a minute, and a second can make in one’s life and in our world.