Welcoming visitors Tuesday – Sunday, 10AM – 4PM. Admission by donation.


Become a Member

Support the Leighton Art Centre by becoming a member today!

As a vibrant and open space for creativity, the Leighton Art Centre inspires us to explore, appreciate, and create. We operate a heritage home, galleries, outdoor trails, and education centre in the Alberta foothills, southwest of Calgary. Our 80-acre grounds welcome approximately 20,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy our unique mixture of art, nature, and history. As a not-for-profit, we rely on the support of our community – your membership directly supports children’s programs, opportunities for artists, and environmental stewardship. Plus, members receive a variety of benefits from discounts in the shop to advanced ticketing for events and workshops.

Membership: $50 per year and benefits include:

  • 10% off registrations including workshops, summer camps, and special events
  • Advanced registration and ticketing for summer camps and special events
  • 10% discount in the Gallery Shop and online at shop.leightoncentre.org

Are you an Artist?

You may also be interested in these benefits:*

  • Opportunity to submit artwork to the annual Juried Members Show
  • Opportunity to participate in the annual Clothesline Art Sale, Festive Foothills Art Sale, and Paint the Foothills Painting Competition
  • Opportunity to showcase your work in our Gallery Shop (in store and online)

*All artist opportunities are subject to approval by the Leighton Art Centre.

Are you a Student?

University and college students can show their Student ID to sign up for a FREE membership! If you’re using our online Student Membership form, please remember to email a copy of your current Student ID to communications@leightoncentre.org.

Purchase/Renew Now!

The easiest way for you to purchase/renew your membership is by using our online forms. Simply click the appropriate button and fill out the form, including your credit card information (no credit card needed for student memberships).

Regular Membership       [post-secondary] Student Membership

Prefer to mail in your form?

To send your membership payment via mail, please download the Membership Purchase/Renewal Form and mail your completed form and payment (cheque or credit card info) to:

Leighton Art Centre
282027 144 Street West
Foothills AB T1S 0Y4

Please contact us if you have any questions: (403) 931-3633 or info@leightoncentre.org.

NEW MEMBERS! We will send you a welcome email once we have processed your membership request. If you don’t hear from us within 2 weeks of mailing your membership form, please check your Junk Folder first. If you still haven’t found it, please do reach out using the above contact info.

Volunteer Opportunities at Leighton Art Centre Include:

  • Gallery Help
  • Casino Fundraiser
  • Outdoor Maintenance
  • Artist Demonstrations for Special Events
  • Special Events


The privilege of Leighton Art Centre’s presence on 80 acres of foothills landscape within Treaty 7 territory is combined with respect, humility, and responsibility to be caretakers of the land. We acknowledge the people of these ancestral and traditional lands, which include the Niitsitapi – Blackfoot Confederacy – comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani; the îyârhe Nakoda – Stoney Nakoda – including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations; as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and Otipemisiwak Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We also recognize that many more First Nations, Métis, and Inuit have marked these lands with their footsteps. We are grateful for all people who make their home in, or visit, the Treaty 7 territory of Southern Alberta, and who act as respectful stewards to this land, where we learn, create, and build relationships in meaningful ways.