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Events

Leighton Art Centre is a busy place! Each year, we host a wide variety of Workshops (art, nature and family-friendly), Public Special Events and Art Sales. We also offer Birthday Parties for the special kids in your life and can make arrangements for Event Rentals & Photography.

Upcoming events are listed below and on our Calendar.

 

Week 4: Big Alberta Skies

July 26 @ 9:30 am - July 30 @ 3:30 pm

Look up… way up! WAITLIST IN EFFECT

Where Do We Stand?

July 31 @ 10:00 am - September 5 @ 4:00 pm
Neshka Krusche - Main Gallery

Change can be a positive and hopeful process.

Birds Eat Mosquitoes

July 31 @ 10:00 am - September 5 @ 4:00 pm
Doug Levitt - Tower Gallery

Birds are one of the most crucial ingredients that make up Alberta’s wildlife and habitat, and are also a source of excitement and beauty.

Summer Broom Making

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with David Campbell

Summertime Sweep-stakes!

Week 5: What’s the Buzz?

August 3 @ 9:30 am - August 6 @ 3:30 pm

Adventure into the amazing world of the bees! * Short week due to holiday Monday. Price adjusted accordingly. WAITLIST IN EFFECT

Family Art and Nature Series: As Snug as a Bug!

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

Felted Bird Feeder

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
With Leah Cathleen

Barbara Leighton believed that every person could be an artist if they found the right medium. Join us to find out if felting is yours!

Parent and Child Broom-Making

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
With David Campbell

Create a broom together, the way brooms were made over 200 years ago!

Wet Felted Sampler Class

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
With Leah Cathleen

Barbara Leighton believed that every person could be an artist if they found the right medium. Join us to find out if felting is yours!

Week 6: A Walk in the Woods

August 9 @ 9:30 am - August 13 @ 3:30 pm

Calling all tree huggers! WAITLIST IN EFFECT

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Michelle Wiebe

Enjoy the outdoors as you document your travels with a creative flair!

Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
With Jim Critchley

Join our resident naturalist Jim Critchley on a guided nestbox tour of the Leighton Art Centre’s Bluebird Trail!

Discover the Night Sky

August 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
With Jim Critchley

Join us for an evening of watching the satellites, stars and constellations at the Leighton Art Centre!

Week 7: To the Moon & Back

August 16 @ 9:30 am - August 20 @ 3:30 pm

Do you ever look at the moon and wonder what it would be like to visit? WAITLIST IN EFFECT

Family Art and Nature Series: We’re Nuts for You!

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

Youth Earth Art Series: Jewelry Making

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
With Andrea Merredew

Use natural materials to craft your own wearable art in the third installment of our Earth Art Series!

Week 8: Big Alberta Skies

August 23 @ 9:30 am - August 27 @ 3:30 pm

Look up… way up! WAITLIST IN EFFECT

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
With Michelle Wiebe

Enjoy the outdoors as you document your travels with a creative flair!

2-Day Painting Loose and Free Outdoors

August 28 @ 10:00 am - August 29 @ 3:00 pm
With Doug Swinton

Learn to paint loose and free outdoors! Strive to capture the moment as a true plein air artist!

Plein Air Painting Practice

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
With Alice Helwig

Learn to paint outdoors like A. C. Leighton!

Adult Earth Art Series: Jewelry Making

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
With Andrea Merredew

Use natural materials to craft your own wearable art in the third installment of our Earth Art Series!

Family Art and Nature Series: Woodland Creatures!

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

Paint The Foothills

September 11 @ 9:00 am - September 12 @ 4:00 pm
Alberta Culture Days 2021

Celebrate Alberta’s Month of the Artist, Alberta Culture Days, and the joys of plein air art making in SW Alberta’s foothills!

Family Art and Nature Series: Trees! Look up…way up!

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore, Appreciate and Create at the Leighton Art Centre!

In The Open Air

September 11 @ 10:00 am - October 24 @ 4:00 pm
3rd Annual Juried Plein Air Exhibition

Accepting submissions (members and non-members) until 4 pm on August 16, 2021.

Wandering With Wonder

September 18 - September 19
World Premiere - 3 Performances Over 2 Days

Immersive outdoor musical storytelling experience featuring original live and recorded music, spoken word and dance, and performed across the Leighton Art Centre’s 80 acres.

the entrance to Leighton Art Centre is shown, snow-covered and decorated with Christmas wreaths and lamps

Christmas In The Country Art Sale

November 6 @ 10:00 am - December 20 @ 4:00 pm
Annual Holiday Favourite

Enjoy a whole lot of Christmas cheer in Alberta’s beautiful Foothills region!

Past Events


 

Week 3: To the Moon & Back

July 19 @ 9:30 am - July 23 @ 3:30 pm

 

Youth Earth Art Series: Basic Knife Skills

July 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Andrea Merredew
 

On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With Michelle Wiebe
 

Week 2: A Walk in the Woods

July 12 @ 9:30 am - July 16 @ 3:30 pm

 

Summer Broom Making

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With David Campbell
 

Sold Out! Youth Earth Art Series: Basic Knife Skills

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With Andrea Merredew
 

Week 1: What’s the Buzz?

July 5 @ 9:30 am - July 10 @ 3:30 pm

 

Sold Out! Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

July 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

With Jim Critchley