Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm.

 

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.

 

20th Annual Juried Members Exhibition

April 9 @ 10:00 am - June 5 @ 4:00 pm
Juried Group Exhibition

This 20th annual celebration of our member artists is a fresh and exciting visual treat!

Clothesline Online Art Sale

May 21 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 11:59 pm
held online at shop.leightoncentre.org

Shop unframed artworks created by some of our most talented member artists, in a wide variety of mediums and styles!

Discover the Beauty of Wet Felted Landscapes

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
with Fay Hodson

In this workshop, you’ll learn to use a variety of coloured wools and unusual fibres to create unique felt landscapes.

SOLD OUT! Spring Broom Making

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with David Campbell

Be swept away with spring cleaning!

Clothesline Art Market

June 4 @ 10:00 am - June 5 @ 4:00 pm

Take your collection to new heights at our mountain-view original art & fine craft market!

Come Paint Alberta: Bar U Ranch Plein Air Paint Out

June 4 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join plein air artists Louise Lacey-Rokosh, Theresa Williams, and Laurie Aldridge on location!

Wet Felting Sampler

June 11 @ 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!

Broom Making

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with David Campbell

Be swept away!

Meet the Foothills: Birding at the Leighton Art Centre

June 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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

June 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
with Jim Critchley

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

Making a Good Impression – Linocut Printmaking

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Michelle Wiebe

Learn the basics of linocut printing with Michelle Wiebe.

Capture the Magic: An exploration the Art of Photography

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
with Barry Allen

Spend the day with local photographer Barry Allen learning how to capture the magic of the natural world that surrounds us.

Open HeART : Expressive Arts Workshop

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Laur W

Take part in a full day of creative expression with Lauren Wolfe.

Paper Moon

June 18 @ 10:00 am - August 21 @ 4:00 pm
Stacey Watson

Photographs captured on local film sets explore the concept of artifice meeting with the landscape.

Coal in Alberta: a journey to obsolescence

June 18 @ 10:00 am - August 21 @ 4:00 pm
The Monochrome Guild

Five photographers employ traditional black and white film methods to explore the past, present and future of Alberta’s coal industry.

Build a Birdhouse

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
with Jim Critchley

Make your very own birdhouse for your backyard friends!

Funky Birds and Friends!

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Fay Hodson

Taking Needle-felt to the Next Level!

Nature-Based Art: A Journey Through The Seasons – Summer

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Andrea Merredew

Join Andrea Merredew for seasonal nature-based art workshops to celebrate the changes of the landscape!

Broom Making

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with David Campbell

Be swept away!

Come Paint Alberta: Orkney Viewpoint Plein Air Paint Out

June 25 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join plein air artists Louise Lacey-Rokosh, Theresa Williams, and Laurie Aldridge on location!

Sold Out! On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Michelle Wiebe

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

The Landscape Within: An Exploration of the Art of Photography

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
with Barry Allen

Spend the day with local photographer Barry Allen learning how to capture the wonders often missed in the hustle and bustle.

Needle Felted Landscapes

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
with Leah Cathleen

Needle felting is a unique, engaging way to create a piece of art using wool as your medium!

Week 1: Bugs, Bugs, Bugs!!!

July 4 @ 9:30 am - July 8 @ 3:30 pm

Adventure into the fascinating world of bugs!

Past Events


 

Sold Out! Forest Bathing

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

with Alberta DeFrancesco
 

SOLD OUT! On the Road – Travel Plein Air Sketching

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe
 

SOLD OUT! Spring Broom Making

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with David Campbell
 

Sold Out! Block Printing on Fabric

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

with Michelle Wiebe