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Paint the Foothills 2022

Alberta Culture Days 2022

September 9 @ 10:00 am - September 11 @ 4:00 pm


We are excited to be an official Alberta Culture Days 2022 Celebration Site, as we share the joy of creating art en plein air (outdoors, in the moment)!

This year’s event will include a 2-day plein air Painting Competition for Leighton Art Centre members, free Plein Air Workshops (registration begins at 11 am on August 24th), a Public Reception for Come Paint Alberta and Night Lights: The Wonder of the Northern Lights, and **NEW** a Harvest Dinner.

Not into the painting competition? Come out to paint & picnic for fun (or just picnic, go for a walk and watch the artists create)!

Schedule of Events

September 9

  • Free Paint & Picnic (BYO food & art supplies) 10 am – 4 pm
  • Day 1: Plein Air Painting Competition
    Pre-registration required. Sign up as an LAC member to be eligible to register.

Register for the Painting Competition

September 10

  • Free Paint & Picnic (BYO food & art supplies) 10 am – 4 pm
  • Day 2: Plein Air Painting Competition 9 am – 4 pm
    Pre-registration required. Sign up as an LAC member to be eligible to register.
  • Free Workshops
    Online registration opens August 24th @ 11 am WORKSHOP DETAILS COMING SOON!
  • Exhibition Reception for Come Paint Alberta and Night Lights 2 – 4 pm
  • Harvest Dinner 5 – 8 pm $60 pp (50% off for registered competition artists who buy their ticket by August 31st)
    This special evening event will feature:

    • Fresh plein air artworks created same-day, onsite from our plein air competition, painted by artists of all skill levels.
    • A rustic BBQ burger bar by local Foothills caterer Rusty Spur, paired with samples of delicious drinks from local distilleries and breweries.
    • An opportunity to talk with plein air painting competitors.
    • A chance to vote on your favorite artwork, meet exhibiting artists, and network with Alberta’s art enthusiasts and collectors.
    • A chance to win our 50/50 raffle, which will be drawn that night.
    • Live music, a beautiful Rocky Mountain sunset, and the best view in Alberta!

Buy Your Harvest Dinner Ticket 

September 11

We hope you’ll join us to celebrate Alberta’s Month of the Artist, Alberta Culture Days and the autumn beauty of our SW Alberta foothills.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Details

Start:
September 9 @ 10:00 am
End:
September 11 @ 4:00 pm
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Venue

Leighton Art Centre
282027 144 Street West
Foothills, Alberta T1S 0Y4 Canada
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Phone:
403-931-3633